Happy Birthday! Birthday Freebies

My sister and I are celebrating our birthdays this month.  We celebrated at my mom's house with homemade manicotti, spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad and garlic bread.  My mom makes the best manicotti and sauce from scratch!  We ended the night with gourmet cupcakes and birthday cake.  What is your favorite birthday meal?  

There are tons of birthday freebies out there to take advantage of! Whether your birthday is coming up next week or next year, sign up now for the Birthday Freebies below! You should sign up at least a week before your birthday to ensure that you received your birthday treat.

Ace Rewards- $5 off $20 coupon 
Applebee's - FREE dessert (and song!)
AMF Bowling - birthday gift for joining their AMF e-club
Arby's - FREE Roast Beef Sandwhich when you buy Medium Drink & Fries
Baskin Robins
- FREE Scoop
Bob Evans - FREE kids meal (kids only)
Caribou Coffee - FREE coffee
- FREE dessert (and song!)
Cold Stone Creamery - FREE Ice cream
Dairy Queen
- FREE 16 oz blizzard
Dave and Busters
- FREE $5 game card
Denny's - FREE Grand Slam Breakfast
DSW - Shoes - $5 off $19.95 or greater. (Sign up, thanks Kathleen)Famous Dave's - sign up for birthday treat via their "Pig Club"
- FREE burger, shake or Sundae (conflicting information)
Great American Cookie
- FREE cookie
Hard Rock
- FREE desert
- FREE meal
Johnny Rockets
- FREE burger
Olan Mills - FREE portrait pack 1 8x10, 2 5x7s, 8 wallets (join the birthday club)
Old Country Buffet
- FREE Meal (sign up for their eclub)
On the Border
- FREE Appetizer Outback - FREE Blooming Onion (with ID, no sign up needed)
Red Lobster
- a suprise
Red Robin
- FREE Burger
Texas Roadhouse
- FREE appetizer or ribs
- FREE dessert with dinner (sign up for the eclub)
Toys 'R' Us
- Kids (ages 2-10) receive a birthday card and surprise gift from Geoffrey (sign up for the birthday club.)

Note: Please check with your local restaurant to verify that they are a participating retailer. Some of restaurants listed above are franchises and participation is at the discretion of the owners.

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Olive Garden - Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off Printable Coupon

Click here to print an Olive Garden coupon valid for "Buy one Adult entrée and receive 50% off the second entrée of equal or lesser value".  This printable coupon is valid through April 13, 2014.  Limit one entrée per coupon and one coupon per visit per table.

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Mardi Gras Tea Party - Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!  We celebrated Mardi Gras at my mom's Mardi Gras Tea Party.  From the Mardi Gras masks & beads to the Cajun & Creole foods... the essence of Mardi Gras was captured.  We had a great time.  My mom purchased Mardi Gras themed fabric from the fabric store to use as table clothes.  This is an excellent and inexpensive way to customize your party tables.    

Mardi Gras Tea Party Menu
  • Tea, of course!
  • Bahama Mamas
  • Shrimp salad cups
  • Pimento sandwiches
  • Chicken salad sandwiches
  • Jambalaya
  • Deviled eggs
  • Veggie tray
  • Bananas foster
  • Rum Cake

Here are a few pictures from the Mardi Gras Tea Party:   

Pre-party silver polishing

Party masks

Late night preparation

Tea cart

Shrimp salad cups & pimento sandwiches

Shrimp salad cups, pimento sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, deviled eggs, veggie tray, jambalaya & Bahama Mamas

Lighting the bananas foster

Good times


Vegetable tray

Sugar, cream and lemons
Tea cart decorated with Mardi Gras theme

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Disney Side Bunco Party - #DisneySide

I hosted a #DisneySide Bunco Party recently and we had a blast.  I invited all of the ladies in my neighborhood for a girls' night out.  The theme was #DisneySide and with a touch of Valentine's Day.  We had the best time.  The night was full of great conversation, laughter, delicious food, fun and games.  Check it out for yourself...

How do you show your Disney Side?  Share your pictures and videos of your #DisneySide here:

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Moms' Night Out Movie #MNOmovie

My best friend and I had the opportunity to go to a Moms' Night Out movie screening last night.  We had the best time.  As you can see from the pictures, we had a moms' night out of our own!  We enjoyed dinner and drinks at Ruby Tuesday before walking over to the movie theater to watch Moms' Night Out.  It is a hilarious feel good movie with a great message.  We could relate to almost everything in the movie and laughed the entire time.  This movie is not just for the ladies.  My husband will relate to what the dads in the movie were going through while their wives were out "unplugging"!  I cannot wait to see it with my husband.  

I picked up a new term... stress paralyzed.  Have you ever found yourself so stressed out that you are paralyzed and you have to regroup before moving onto the next task?  I cannot wait to see my family's reaction when I tell them that I cannot do something, because I am #stressparalyzed! :-)  I highly recommend this movie to everyone.  It's a great excuse to get out with your girlfriends for a moms' night out.

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Follow Moms' Night Out on Twitter at: @mnomovie

Moms' Night Out will be in theaters on May 9, 2014, Mother's Day Weekend!  Check out the Moms' Night Out movie trailer.  

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