December 8, 2013
- Macaroni Kid Photography Guide!
- Win an iPad Air!
- 2013 Best of Modesto Macaroni Kid!
- 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
- Birthday Club Announcements!
- Advertise with Macaroni Kid Modesto!
- Play With Your Food!
- Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel
- Cupcake Ornament
- Hunting for the Perfect Christmas Tree
- Books for the Holidays
- Plan a Family Movie Night!
- Macaroni Kid Steals & Deals
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Kids Eat Free!
- Storytime at the Modesto Library!
Great photographers to capture your precious moments!
Bliss Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Weddings, Engagement, Newborns.
Heffner's Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Events, Weddings, Engagement, Action, Newborns, Boudoir. Macaroni Kid subscribers will receive an additional 10% off any regular or on sale priced photo session.
Hudson Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Events, Weddings, Engagement, Newborns, Commercial, Publicity, School and Preschools
little Mrs. W Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Events, Weddings, Engagement, Newborns, Real Estate. 5% discount to Macaroni Kid subscribers. Show proof of subscription by presenting a printed copy of one of the weekly newsletters.
Michelle Stark Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Newborns. $25 off any session if you mention Macaroni Kid.
Stolen Hearts Photography - Specializing in Children, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Events, Weddings, Engagement, Newborns. Macaroni Kid subscribers receive "$10 off a regular package*
Our 2014 Photography Guide has been announced. Join today!!
Every new Macaroni Kid subscriber between December 1 and December 15, 2013 will be entered to win an iPad Air!
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Voting has began!!!!
Winning businesses will receive FREE advertising! A 1 year listing in our business directory and the use of the approved logo! The business with the highest number of votes overall, will receive a 3 month side bar advertisement! A $225 value!! Show Modesto businesses how much we LOVE them!!
So visit our form and vote today!
Shop Locally, Support Local Families!
Celebrating Home Interior (Rosalinda Farias) - Home Interior, Handbags, Jewelry, Scarves & More!
Gold Canyon Candles (Erica Methvin) - Candles, Oils, Scent Pods, Diffusers & More!
Origami Owl (Missie French) - Jewelry allowing you to tell a story in charms!
Partylite Gifts (Jennifer Foster) - Candles, Home Decor, Gourmet Food, & More!
Pink Papaya (Cynthia Flesher) - Skin Care, Body Care, Gifts, Make-Up & More!
Sweetly Spoken Jewelry (Lori Boger) - Jewelry in your own words!
Thirty-One Gifts (Lisa Devaughn) - Personalized Gifts, great for the holidays!
Help us celebrate your child's birthday!
12/3 – Logan L. of Modesto
12/3 – Patience S. of Modesto
12/4 – Ben R. of Modesto
12/4 – Jenna V. of Manteca
12/5 – Adrian T. of Turlock
12/6 – Lorena G. of Modesto
12/7 – Hannah M. of Modesto
12/8 – Ezra R. of Modesto
12/12 – Breanna N. of Ceres
12/12 – Michael H. of Ceres
12/14 – Isabella P. of Oakdale
12/15 – Braden T. of Modesto
12/15 – Ciara H. of Modesto
12/15 – Diego G. of Modesto
12/15 – Kaitlyn B. of Modesto
12/17 – Adelaide T. of Turlock
12/18 – Carleigh L. of Modesto
12/18 – Isaiah B. of Modesto
12/19 - Jack H. of Modesto
12/21 – Jenesis M. of Newman
12/21 – Nataly R. of Modesto
12/23 – Allie P. of Patterson
12/26 – Brooklyn B. of Modesto
12/26 – Joshua M. of Escalon
12/26 – Charlee Y. of Ceres
12/27 – Kayden D. of Oakdale
12/27 – Mona L. of Modesto
12/27 – Olivia of Modesto
A child's birthday is a day they look forward to each year! They love celebrating their special day, and we want to join in on the fun! Provide information on your child's birthday to be announced in our weekly newsletter during their birthday month. Each child will receive a FREE cupcake from The Cupcake Lady!! Complete the form to have your child added today! Certificates are mailed out by the 10th of each month.
Planning a party? Visit our Birthday Guide!
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2014 Preschool & Day Care Guide - An entire year of the business directory! With 1 week of advertising article per month!
2013/14 Kids Activity Guide - Showcase your kids activities, now through May!
2014 Independent Consultant Package - Showcase your business all year with MK!
These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
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- Styrofoam ball
- tissue paper (ripped into squares)
- foil cupcake wrapper
- modge podge
- pom-pom or other decorations
- paint modge podge all over the Styrofoam ball
- press the tissue paper onto the Styrofoam ball
- paint modge podge all over again
- place into cupcake foil
- sprinkle with glitter
- either hot glue gun or just put on the ribbon and pom-pom (or other decorations)
Our tree hunting experience and some helpful tips!
This past weekend, our family took a trip to cut down our Christmas tree. The past few years we have visited a nursery/tree farm and purchased a pre-cut tree but in the spirit of my “homemade/unplugged” Christmas I thought we would go back to the tradition of cutting it down. I must say I was not disappointed. Though the weather wasn’t the best we had a fun time! We sang Christmas carols as we ventured out into the forest and the kids even played hide and seek ...
Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa stories your kids will love
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Ready? Let's start planning!
Set a date! Put in on the calendar and "invite" all your family members. Make it official by handing out tickets.
Set the stage! Turn your home into a theater - lights low, seats comfy. You can even haul out the ...
Local businesses offer great discounts, to save you $$$!
Just mention your Macaroni Kid to any of these retailers and receive your exclusive discount for being a Macaroni Kid Reader!
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1st Class Blinds and Shutters - 10% OFF
Where: Bass Pro Shop, 1356 Bass Pro Dr, MantecaWhen: n/aWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave, ModestoWhen: Mon-Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-6pWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: Unknown
Where: Vintage Faire Mall, Center Court, 3401 Dale Rd, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (11a-7p on Sunday)Who: Fun for the kiddos, who doesn't love Santa!?How: Come on down!Cost: FREE to visit, portrait packages available
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Children ages 4-12How: Must pre-register by calling 558-7810Cost: FREE
Where: Funworks!, 4307 Coffee Rd, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: $10 per person
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Children under 12 years oldHow: Come on down!Cost: FREEFor more info: For more information call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810. This program encourages children to explore and discover the many facets of the library.
Where: Color Me Mine, 3501 McHenry Ave, B-6, ModestoWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Fun for the family!How: Come on down and take advantage of the NO fee studio.Cost: Just pay for the bisque you chose, no studio fee!
Where: McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave, ModestoWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages who are able to bowl!How: Come on down!Cost: $6 per person
Where: Dell'Osso Family Farm, 501 S. Manthey Rd, LathropWhen: n/aWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: Dependent on the activities chosen
Where: Round Table Pizza, 2401 E. Orangeburg Ave, ModestoWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages!How: Come on down!Cost: Adult Buffer: $6.99; Kids $3.99, Under 3 FREE
Where: Funworks! 4307 Coffee Rd, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole familyHow: Come on down!Cost: $2 per activity bundle chosen
Where: Gymstars, 5170 Pentecost Dr, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Children 5 and underHow: Come on in!Cost: $7 per childFor more info: Call 549-1919
Where: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Rd, ModestoWhen: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Kids of all ages!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: Kid Time Fitness Company, 3217 Tully Rd, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages!How: Come on down!Cost: $5 per child
This is our parent's favorite Friday of the month! Drop your children off from 6-9pm and parents have a night out on the town! Children have snacks, play games, dodge ball, dance freeze, crafts and much more! We usually offer Kids Fun Night once a month on a Friday! Registration is available at the front desk.
Where: Brenda Athletic Club, 200 Norwegian Ave, ModestoWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Children age 4 and upHow: Pre-register, or pay the day of the event.Cost: $10 per child, $15 Wed before event, $18 day of event
Where: Gymstars, 5170 Pentecost Dr, ModestoWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Children ages 6 and up.How: Pre-register and save!Cost: $20 Pre-registation, $23 at the doorFor more info: Call 549-1919
Where: Downtown Modesto, 11th & M StWhen: 8:00 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Register at www.shadowchase.org or at the event.Cost: FREE for the kids fun run!
Where: E & J Gallo Winery, 600 Yosemite Blvd, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Register at http://www.modestosymphony.org/guild_downloads.aspxCost: $12 per person
Where: Lowe's, 3801 Pelandale Avenue, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Children ages 6-10How: Register at http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspxCost: FREE
Where: Michael's Arts & Crafts, 3900 Sisk Rd #A1, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Appropriate Age for the particular craftHow: Register approximately 24 hours prior with a store associateCost: $2
Where: Barnes and Noble, Promenade Shopping Center, 3501 McHenry Ave Suite E, Modesto
Modesto, CA 95356When: 11:00 AMWho: Children of all ages!How: Come on in!Cost: FREE
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: Two shows 1pm & 3pmWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave, ModestoWhen: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pmWho: Great for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE. Refreshments will be provided.
Who doesn't love a FREE meal? Below is a list of establishments that offer FREE meals for a child with a paid adult meal. Please contact us ([email protected]) if we are missing an establishment with a Kids Eat Free program!
Buffalo Wings & Rings – 3020 Floyd Ave
Strings Italian Café – 2601 Oakdale Rd (after 4pm)
Ice Cream Company - 2401 E. Orangeburg Ave
Freebirds World Burrito - 1707 McHenry Ave (All Day)
Chevys – 1700 Standiford Ave (All Day)
Marie Callender’s – 3500 Coffee Rd (All Day)
Uno Chicago ...
Monday 10:15 AM & 11:15AM
Tuesday 10:15 AM
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Tuesday 6:15 PM
Wednesday 10:15 AM
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Saturday 10:15 AM
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