Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend: August 21-27, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of August 21-17, 2014!  To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2014

Downtown from Minute Maid Park
Let’s get ready for back-to-school with a week jam packed with Houston fun! First, take the kids on a Journey Through China at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Thursday morning.  Then on Friday evening, party at the Houston Zoo’s End of Summer Luau and don’t miss the Snow Day on Saturday!  Also on Saturday, meet some Frogs & Salamanders at the Nature Discovery Center.

Sunday is a day we look forward to all year, with the Theater District Open House.   It is a free family day full of learning about Houston’s 9 major performing arts organizations.  There are live performances, activities, backstage tours, an instrument petting zoo, costumed performers and trolley rides between venues.

For the sports fan, the University of Houston is hosting a free community day. Stop by on Sunday afternoon to tour the new TDECU Stadium, meet the football players, play at the kid zone and eat $1 hot dogs and popcorn.

Finally, on Wednesday evening, head out for a special moms night out with Bayou City Mamas.  Learn about “Hot Spots for Tots”, eat dinner and get your swag bag.  BigKidSmallCity will be on the panel talking about things to do in Houston with kids… but I really want to hear YOUR ideas.  I learn new things from Houston Moms each day.   Get tickets HERE and use code “CITY” for $5 off!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Join Me for a Mama’s Night Out – Hot Spots for Tots

Bayou City Mamas
Join BigKidSmallCity on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30pm for Mama’s Night Out where we talk about things to do in Houston with kids!

Kelly, founder of Houston Moms Blog, and I will join the Bayou City Mama panel to share our insider tips on where, when and what to visit.

I also want to hear from you. I always learn new things to do, and how to do them better, from members of the BigKidSmallCity community.

The event includes dinner, a gift bag and giveaways. Tickets are $30 each and you can get $5 off by using code CITY.

The event is at Happy Playland, 9801 Long Point Rd, Houston TX 77055. Nursing infants welcome.

Go HERE to get your tickets.



Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend: August 14-20, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend of August 14-20, 2014!  To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



NOW FULL – A meet-up at a furniture store? With monkeys, exotic birds & horse & buggy rides? Crafts, slides, ice cream, cookies & pizza? See it to believe it. August 19, 2014 at Gallery Furniture

Gallery Furniture Bird on Heads
**UPDATE: NOW FULL.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.***

A meet up at a furniture store?  With monkeys, exotic birds, and horse and buggy rides?  Crafts, slides, ice cream, cookies and pizza?

My own best friend did not believe this was real, until she brought her kids and had one of the best mornings of the summer.  She then called me 3 times to tell me how her kids kept talking about their Gallery Furniture Meet Up.

If you want to see what a meet up at a furniture store looks like, join us for the last one of the summer.  On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Gallery Furniture will host the BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog communities and celebrate summer break 2014!  And it’s free!

We invite you to join us at Mattress Mack’s I45 Gallery Furniture location, at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00am.  Families with a confirmed spot will get to:

1.  Meet the famous Gallery Furniture monkeys and their keeper!
2.  Meet the many exotic birds and their keeper!
3.  Ride in an Amish buggy behind Fraenzy the horse!
4.  Play on the giant indoor playground with a mini-rock wall, twisting tubes and slides for racing!
5.  Get their hands dirty at the craft station!
6.  Show us their best pose at the Gallery Furniture Selfie Wall!
7.  Eat as much lunch, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!
8.  Meet the man they’ve seen on TV and heard on the radio: Mattress Mack!

If you want to join us on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am, you must:

1. Fill out the form below. (Or HERE.)
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 10:00am. Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076.   The event is FREE.
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe from Preston Street Bridge
School might be starting soon, but we are determined to get every ounce of fun out of Summer 2014!

Summer Fun Squad is still going strong on Saturdays at Ervin Chew Park.  Take your kids for some free bouncing, games and splashing.  Afterwards, head to Brazos Bookstore for the End of Summer Celebration!  There will be prizes, games and snacks!

Also on Saturday is one of my very favorite Houston events: Flea by Night at Discovery Green.  I love to browse through the booths of local vendors, to grab dinner from the food trucks, listen to music on the stage and people watch.  After seeing it all at the Flea Market, we stop by the splashpad, playground, or even take a horse and carriage ride. 

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  For Summer 2014 Resources, go HERE!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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What in the world is “Mommie & Me”? Part workshop, part fitness and part Snow Sisters.

What the heck is this “Mommie & Me” Event and should I attend?  Well, if you are Mom, Dad or Kid, then it IS for you.  AND if you know someone that ADORES Elsa and Ana, you most certainly need to be there at noon.

Date:  Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Location: NRG (Reliant) Convention Center
Tickets: $5 Early Bird, $10 at the Door OR $5 with Donation 

The event is full of activities for kids, classes for parents and lots and lots of giveaways.  This is what you need to know:

  • The “Snow Sisters”, hosted by The Royal Court Princess Parties, will be there 12:00-1:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm!
  • The Fitness & Activity Zone will keep everyone moving!  Activities include Yoga for Youth, Strength Training and Toning, Parachute Time and a Princess Fashion Show.
  • Workshops happen every hour!  These include “Healthy Diets”, “Car Seat Safety”, “How do I get my baby to latch?”, “Sleep Sniffles & Everything in Between”, “Preparing your home for a new baby”, “Babywearing 101″, “Infant Massage”, “The Power and Inspiration in Play”.
  • BigKidSmallCity will have a booth.  Be sure to come introduce yourself because there is nothing I love more than meeting members of the community!

AND you can get in for half price!

Admission is $10 at the door. HOWEVER, if you bring a new or gently used donation for The Source for Women, you get in for $5!  They are looking for:

Gently used or brand new:
1. Maternity wear
2. Baby clothes sizes: newborn through 18 months
3. Diaper bags

New:
4. Diapers sizes newborn through size 5
5. Wipes
6. Feminine products (maxi pads & tampons)
7. Baby toiletries: lotions, powder, shampoo, baby wash etc….

So grab your extra baby gear, drop it at the door, and join me at Mommie & Me!  I promise to wait patiently while you meet your favorite Snow Sisters!

Mommie and Me Flyer Feature



Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend: August 7, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend of August 7, 2014!  To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2014

MetroRail Train in Mid Main
This events post, for August 7-13, 2014, is going up early so you can plan on the best August ever!

On Thursday you can support Young Texans Against Cancer, just by eating, shopping and rocking on Mid-Main.  This is one of my favorite strips along the train tracks and includes Natachees, the sandbox and kids meals in old school metal lunch boxes.

The popular Pop Up Library returns to Hermann Park on Friday.  Kids can enjoy a story and activity and go home with a backpack full of goodies, including a free pass to the Houston Children’s Museum.

On Saturday, Hermann Park Members can ride the train all day for free.  The annual membership is $50/family and allows you to skip the train line, get the train seats your kids really want, and ride for free on every 2nds Saturday.  AND it supports one of my favorite parks!

Saturday is also the free Phenology Hike at the Houston Arboretum and the free Summer Fun Squad at Ervan Chew Park.  At park, you can run through the splashpad, play games and jump in the bounce house!

For some indoor, air conditioned fun, join me at the NRG Center (Reliant) for the Mommie & Me event all day on Saturday.  There will be activities for kids and parents and a BigKidSmallCity booth.  Be sure to come introduce yourself to me because I love meeting members of the community!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  For Summer 2014 Resources, go HERE!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend: July 31, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend of July 31, 2014!  To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: