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Mad Hatter Bistro

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Any Alice in Wonderland fans out there? I truly believe Disney World/Disney Land is Heaven on earth. It feels as if you step into a magical portal in an alternate universe anytime you are on Disney property and if Heaven had a price I’m sure it would be comparable to those of Disney Parks and Resorts.

For those of us who can’t always afford Heaven and live in Michigan I highly suggest visiting Birmingham’s ‘Mad Hatter Bistro.’ That portal I was speaking of exists on Old Woodward Avenue. Don’t be late for a very important date and make sure you make reservations! As they are highly recommended.

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A small space with HUGE character. Every detail down to the doorknobs are magical.

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There is dining available on the first level and downstairs or shall we say the rabbit hole. Tea parties, brunch/dinner with the family, or drinks at the bar make this a one stop shop for people of all ages.

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Alice coloring sheets available for the kids.

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The Alice themed menu produces fresh drinks, and entrees. The portions aren’t necessarily generous but the quality exceeded such. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for from the menu to the atmosphere. Still, cheaper than Disney World itself.

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I couldn’t help but to feel happy and that wasn’t just from the freshly squeezed mimosa I was sipping on either. The Bistro’s food and decor captivates every customer to walk through the doors. As they say in ‘Alice In Wonderland’ “it would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Mad Hatter Bistro makes sense. Make your dreams a reality and see where they’ll take you at The Mad Hatter Bistro in Birmingham Michigan.

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Michigan Science Center

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The Michigan Science Center located in Detroit is a must do and see activity for families of all ages. It can be pricey but consider getting a membership if you have a large family as the ticket prices may pay for the membership itself in one visit. Also keep an eye out for Groupon specials. Theres always ways to save and a way to make it an affordable visit sometimes it just takes a bit of research.

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With over 250 hands on exhibits, Imax Theatre, 4D Theatre, Smithsonian Spark Lab, and traveling exhibits there is always something to do, see, and learn.

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Ok, so it may not be as great as up North but whats better than bringing a piece of the greatness that is the Mackinac bridge to Southern Detroit?

We spent a full day discovering, and learning. Many exhibits even featured the fine science that is what makes the motor city the MOTOR CITY.

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Kids Town was a highlight of our trip as it is a miniature town built for children ages 2-5. Our big world becomes kid sized and lets the children explore, mimic, pretend, and utilize their motor skills.

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The Detroit Science Center is always updating its exhibits and making learning fun. Take a day to get away from the video games, and explore. I love exploring this great city and all it has to offer. I also love being able to see it through not only my eyes but my children’s eyes.

Learning can be fun and everyday at The Detroit Science Center is just that.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Giveaway!

Family Four Pack available for Friday, December 1st. It is a critically acclaimed Broadway spectacle and it is coming to Fox Theater this holiday season. Like and Follow my page ‘Southeast Michigan Mommies.’ Sharing my giveaway post is HIGHLY appreciated tag 4 friends for an entry. Good Luck! 23435778_10211102761181071_63421156_n

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Halloween 2017

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Halloween Morning can be like Christmas morning but better because well its HALLOWEEN!

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I bought my boys PJ Pals Matching Halloween Pajamas from the Disney Store and placed them in matching pumpkin containers from the Dollar Tree and used leftover decorations from Halloween parties in the past to set the table.

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For my 9 month old I drew a pumpkin design on his sweet potatoes, and bought him glow in the dark Halloween puffs from Gerber.

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I then made the kids pancakes topped with whip cream and kisses for ghost eyes. I also used the kisses as ghost eyes when placed on half bananas.

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When it was time for pickup I made hotdog Mummies. Simply take crescent triangles and cut into strips then wrap dogs accordingly.  Bake according to package directions. Add eyes (Can be found in cake section at Walmart)

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Happy Kids & Happy Halloween.

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Lochaven Haunted Halloween House Review

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Located in Waterford Michigan this Halloween display has been a neighborhood favorite for 24 years. Every year the home owner puts up a multitude of displays. Parking is available on the side of the road. Donations are welcome but not mandatory. There is a walk through haunted house but I was unable to go through as I had a baby with me. With that said there was still family friendly fun.

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The path included displays of a haunted forest of beheaded brides, clowns, over-sized skeleton clock, pumpkin vine overhead, a skeletal funeral procession, and a photo op in the back of a Cadillac with a friendly dressed up monster.

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All in all it was worth the 20 minute drive and will be a tradition I will continue with my family here on out in Michigan.

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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Hot Chocolate Bar.

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Colder temps mean hotter drinks or perhaps stronger drinks but that is for a different blog post entirely. We have had some cool mornings and in an effort to warm the kiddos up I put together a hot chocolate bar.

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I found a free printable online. I then printed, and framed. I gathered coffee mugs from the dollar tree and found sticker labels that I put on them to personalize for each child. Next I bought glass containers and filled them with chocolate kisses, marshmallows, and peppermint. I made stir sticks out of peppermint sticks, over-sized marshmallows, and a Hershey Bar. Next i gathered a tray and sequin tulle that I used as a table runner. All from you guessed it! The Dollar Tree!

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The kids loved picking and choosing their toppings and fun was had by all.

Cheers!

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas Giveaway.

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Giveaway! How The Grinch Stole Christmas is Broadway’s #1 Holiday hit and it’s coming to Fox Theatre November 17th-19th! Like my page Southeast Michigan Mommies on Facebook. Liking and sharing the post is appreciated! Tag 3 friends for your chance to win a family four pack. Good Luck!