Minecraft Sleepover


Themes aren’t just for parties but sleepovers as well. So when it came time to host our oldest sons friends for the night I wanted to create a theme that they all could have fun with.  While we haven’t dove into the Fortnite obsession yet we are still deep into Minecraft and so Minecraft it was.



I was able to transform an archery block into a creeper via post its. As for the balloons I ordered from my local grocery florist center then took a sharpie and colored in creeper faces. Just like that our yard was transformed into a NERF creeper battle zone and archery (supervised) for the littles.

If looking for outdoor Minecraft ideas whether it be for a party or sleepover, consider the following:

Archery Block

Nerf Balloon Battle

Silly String (Green)

Fire Pit Smores


I was able to get matching Minecraft sunglasses and wristbands on Amazon for an affordable price. I paired that with a personalization from my marquee board for a great presentation.


Last but not least we had snacks, a lot of sugary snacks that we do not usually have otherwise. I found printables online and paired them with Minecraft treats.

The sleepover was a success. After the outdoor activities they played the game Minecraft of course, and had a lot of fun with an Instax Mini Camera capturing memories they’ll have for a lifetime.



Goodison Good Tyme 2018


The 16th Annual Goodison Good Tyme took place at Bear Creek Nature Park in Rochester Michigan. The beauty and tranquility of the park joined forces with family fun recreational activities for all. Sponsored by Oakland Township’s Parks and Recreation this yearly FREE event has taken place since 2003.


Guided parking made it easy to accommodate all vehicles.

Not one, not two, but three rock climbing walls to both challenge and satisfy children of all skill levels.


Guided archery was both fun and safe.

Food tickets were made available in order to ensure your meal when you were ready as opposed to a mad rush. Supplies were limited but we had no issues. A bake sale with gluten free options took place under one of the tents and refreshments were stationed throughout the event.


Long lines didn’t seem as long with local live music playing.

Kids were able to use stencils, paint, and received a FREE Oakland County Parks Tshirt to design. Animal balloons, face painting, pioneer games, and a zip line were also on site.


Make sure to join Oakland Township’s Parks and Recreation next year. This end of summer and kickoff to Fall will not disappoint.





Marvel Universe LIVE Giveaway


Southeast Michigan Mommies has a Marvel Universe LIVE Family Four Pack Giveaway. Four tickets are available for November 15th, opening night of Marvel Universe Live at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit Michigan. A new action-packed stunt show featuring The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange for a spectacular arena performance. Check out Southeast Michigan Mommies Facebook page for entry details. Good luck!


Lake St. Clair Metropark

If you’re looking for ways to beat the heat this summer look no further. Lake St. Clair Metropark offers fun for the entire family. Lake fishing, golf, picnic areas, splash pad, cafe, and the playground are just a few of the ways families find fun.

The squirt zone spray ground has water features such as dumping buckets, canons to shoot water, and arches spraying water. There is no additional fee to utilize such features.

Next up is a 50 Meter Swimming Pool. $5 a person will get you access to not only the pool but the slides, inflatable obstacle course, and rock climbing walls within.

If this isn’t enough to wet your appetite there’s 600 feet of a sandy beach that surely will.

Undoubtedly all of this water will work up an appetite. A beachside cafe will feed your hunger with delicious treats such as hotdogs, burgers, french fries, walking tacos, deep fried twinkies, ice cream and much more. If you decided to bring your own there’s grills available for use as well.

Golfing for all age levels and abilities is accessible. Foot golf, Par 3, and Shipwreck Lagoon’s 18 hole miniature golf are available with the stunning view of the lake in the background.

Next up is the children’s playground which has swings, slides, and climbing features for children both big and little. If chasing after the littles isn’t enough of a workout there are even aerobic machines. Court games such as basketball, tennis, pickle ball, shuffleboard, and volleyball are at Metro as well.

Be sure to check out the Metroparks web page for special events. When we were there St Clair Metropark was hosting sand soccer in addition to a live band.

Trails offer paths for biking, rollerblading, and walking. Fishing is also a favorite for lake goers.

Lake St Clair Metropark is a place where families can frequent all year round and create memories to last a lifetime.


Jim Gaffigan Giveaway

Jim Gaffigan is coming to DTE Energy July 28th and I am giving away two free tickets. If you can’t laugh at parenthood then what can you laugh at?!? Much of Jims comedy is based on fatherhood and his unique observations on life. If you want the chance to win this awesome date night package head over to Southeast Michigan Mommies Facebook page. Like my page, giveaway post, and tag four friends in the comments. The more you share the more it’s appreciated. Winners will be announced Mid-July. Good luck!