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Holiday Gift Idea: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

This holiday season treat your family to an evening of fun, banter and food…with their hands!  Medieval Times is the type of family theater dining experience that cannot be missed and right now you can save on tickets with this special code (MT3629 through February 2017!)!  My family and I were able to head to the Chicago castle for a special evening of food and tournament as we watched knights joust for sport and then eventually to defend their realm and the honor of the princess!

The magic of Medieval Times starts when you pull up – your kids (ok, fine – the adults, too!) will be amazed at the architectural wonder that is Medieval Times!  As we drove past on the freeway (just outside of Chicago) – the girls were delighted to see a castle and even more excited to learn we would be going in to explore!

When you head into the castle (be sure to stop and take photos – there are beautiful areas to do so AND so many details to catch!), you will have the opportunity to upgrade for a small fee to the royal seats if you did not purchase them ahead of time.  I highly recommend this!  By sitting royal, you get preferred sitting (now, there are no bad seats in the castle, however, if you want a chance to catch a flower and swoon at the knights, this is the way to go!).  You also get a cheering section towel and flag to help cheer your knight and neighboring realms to victory.

During this stay, we were seated with the Black & White knight.  Now this is important – you have your section and things get intense as you cheer your knight on in feats of prowess on his horse, jousting and sword battle!  I love how the crowd really gets involve and the kids are standing and cheering wildly to really promote their knights well-doing!  Throughout the arena you can hear the different realms chanting and cheering for their knight, all-in-all, very exciting!

Some fun facts we learned about Medieval Times tournaments:

  • The knights perform in authentic armor AND use real titanium swords during each performance (that is what creates those “sparks” you see!)
  • Each and every shield (that survives!) has to be repainted before each show because they are battle-worn!
  • During the jousts, the knights (really the horses!) can reach speeds up to 20 MPH! WOW That’s fast in a small space!
  • Just like the Middle Ages, all the knights at Medieval Times start as squires and spend time training with the weapons, learning about the care of the swords and learning to care for the horses and proper riding technique as well!

While you cheer on your knight, you have a great group of wait staff delivering a delicious meal that you eat as though you were in the medieval time period!  That’s right…WITH YOUR HANDS!  From dragon’s blood (a tasty tomato soup that you drink right from this metal bowl!) to dragon’s teeth (corn on the cob) and finally baby dragons (chicken) – this feast will fill you up!  The bar wench will make sure you have what you need drink-wise (the souvenir chalices are pretty awesome, if I say so myself!).  Pro tip for visiting the castle: bring cash to tip your wait staff – they are excellent and gratuity is not included in the price of your ticket.

After a thrilling show – families can head out to the castle area to shop in the sourvenir shops, take photos in period clothing on a green-screen and meet all of the knights, royalty and even the bad guy for photos and fun!  You can also take some time to mosey over and check out the beautiful horses that Medieval Times cares for and showcases throughout the tournament.

Be sure to follow Medieval Times on Facebook and Twitter!  And let me know in the comments if you’ve been to Medieval Times and what knight you cheered on!

 

 

 

Hilltop Delivers Christmas Wreaths, Trees, Garland and More!

Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms really understand how important having beautiful and fresh Christmas decorations really is and they want to bring you the best in Christmas Trees and Christmas wreaths right to your door!  As a busy mom, I always have the best intent to pick up a fresh Christmas wreath, but always end up getting too busy and arriving at the store to find sort sad Charlie Brown-style Christmas wreaths.  Fortunately for me, Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms sent me a beautiful Christmas wreath to share with you about this fantastic service!

Hilltop is a family run business delivering fresh aromatic Christmas Trees direct to your door throughout Continental USA and Canada.  They make it quick and easy – you jump on their site – choose your Christmas wreath or tree, the date you want it delivered and they will harvest it and send it via UPS for a fast and easy delivery!

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Tasteful Gift Pack from Omaha Steaks – Holiday Gift Idea!

Do you have a busy mom (or dad!) or grillmaster on your holiday gift list?  If so, listen up, because this next gift on our holiday gift guide is the perfect gift solution!  Omaha Steaks offers a variety of delicious gourmet food combinations that will make mouths water and dinner easy as a snap for families on the go!  I received the Tasteful Gift gourmet food package in exchange for my honest opinion.Tasteful Gift Pack from Omaha Steaks - Holiday Gift Idea!

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Kasandrinos International Organic Extra Vigin Olive Oil – Holiday Gift Guide!

Kasandrinos International proudly offers a single source organic extra virgin olive oil and other high quality food and skin care products for everyone on your holiday gift list from the the foodie to the beauty!

 

Kasandrinos International only offers this year’s harvest of olive oil so you can feel good knowing that these products will be high-quality and really show your gift recipient how much you care.

 

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3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights – Holiday Gift Alert!

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season for kids and grown ups alike!

 

They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall!  They will add fun decor AND light to a space for children who might be nervous to sleep in the dark or maybe just want to add some light to a darker space! Continue reading