The Little Mermaid Party and Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack + $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

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This is a sponsored post by Disney and BlogHer. I scored some serious mommy points a few weeks ago. Lily turned five and we celebrated with a princess party in our home. What the kids didn’t know is that we were scheduled to have a special visitor. Check out their faces when I told them that real Little Mermaid was coming for a visit… littlemermaidparty04 There may have been some screaming with excitement. Okay, it wasn’t just me, the girls were really excited too! ;) littlemermaidparty05 Did you grow up watching the Little Mermaid? I was thrilled when Lily told me she is her favorite princess. I have adored the Disney Little Mermaid movie ever since I was little, so this party was especially fun for me. Our mermaid friend was so delightful. She sang beautifully, read stories… littlemermaidparty07 she even played games with the girls! How adorable is that?! littlemermaidparty06 Lily was in absolute heaven during the whole party! She has been begging to watch the Little Mermaid over and over again ever since. It’s such a fabulous movie, don’t you think? It really enforces the importance of finding your own voice. When I was little I loved that Ariel followed her dreams and stood up for what she believed in. It was an important message to me when I was young, and I love that it’s a message my daughters can learn from as well. Did you know Disney is releasing a Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital copy version of the Little Mermaid October 1st? Wahoo! I am so excited, it will definitely be on our holiday shopping list this year! It’s such a great Disney modern classic you can share with your entire family. I definitely think Lily would agree. ;) littlemermaidparty02 If you too want to pick up the Diamond Edition of the Little Mermaid, you can go HERE to learn more. So… who’s interested in winning a Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack?!?! One lucky reader will not only win a copy of the movie, but also will take home a $50 Visa gift card. Wahoo! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below sharing How do you encourage your children to follow their dreams?  That’s it! Giveaway ends October 15, 2013 at midnight MST. Winner will be announced on my Facebook page. Good luck! Screen Shot 2013-08-24 at 5.05.02 PM

 

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This sweepstakes runs from 9/3/13 – 10/15/13.
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155 Responses to “The Little Mermaid Party and Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack + $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY!”


Keith W
September 3, 2013 Reply

I would never tell a child “no” without also explaining the reasons for that “no”.

Kate F.
September 3, 2013 Reply

Never criticize or shoot down your child’s dreams.

Mami2jcn
September 3, 2013 Reply

My daughter, who just turned 4 a few days ago, loves art and music so I encourage her to be creative and I have her enrolled in ballet class.

Mami2jcn
September 3, 2013 Reply

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Jessica To
September 3, 2013 Reply

I try to encourage my son to try new things and to not give up on anything.

Ashley Carter
September 3, 2013 Reply

I assure my kids they can be anything the want in life and can accomplish anything they put their minds and hearts into. The sky is the limit!! I already see success in my oldest who is 19 years old and already been promoted in the company he works for as an area manager and will soon be an owner!

Brittney
September 3, 2013 Reply

I think the best way to encourage children is to compliment them, even on the little things.

Will G
September 3, 2013 Reply

If they show interest in something, we help provide them with the opportunity

Elena
September 3, 2013 Reply

I encourage by supporting my son’s ideas and teaching him to work hard

Deanna
September 3, 2013 Reply

I make sure they know how to educate themselves on whatever interests them. I am always there to help them!

Janalyn H.
September 3, 2013 Reply

I encourage my boys to work hard and do their very best in all they do!

Kelly D
September 4, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by letting them try new experiences they are interested in and giving them words of encouragement along the way.

Lisa Brown
September 4, 2013 Reply

I encourage them by always giving them a positive response and supporting their ideas.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown
September 4, 2013 Reply

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Jennifer T.
September 4, 2013 Reply

I like to give positive exciting comments to anything they do or are interested in.

Heather
September 5, 2013 Reply

I am the type a person a child can look up to!!

Cynthia C
September 5, 2013 Reply

It’s good to let kids know that they have lots of choices by exposing them to lots of varied experiences. Let them choose what they love and then give positive feedback on their efforts.

Cynthia C
September 5, 2013 Reply

I try to lead by example and pursue my own dreams.

Cynthia C
September 5, 2013 Reply

Oops!
Please disregard – I already commented once.

Wild Orchid
September 5, 2013 Reply

I encourage my son by constantly telling him that he can do whatever he wants if he works hard and follows his passions.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Wild Orchid
September 5, 2013 Reply

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Sarah Kimmel {Tech4Moms}
September 6, 2013 Reply

I give them the tools they need to reach their dreams. If they show a passion for swimming we sign them up for swim team. If they seem to like music we give them lessons. Obviously I’m not able to teach my kids everything they are interested in, so putting them in contact with someone that can help them improve so they can reach their dreams is essential.

tammigirl
September 6, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to talk with me about their dreams and plans and hopes. I think a positive attitude about what they can do is so important.

One Frugal Girl
September 7, 2013 Reply

By making them believe they are capable of everything and anything!
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

Susan Smith
September 7, 2013 Reply

I always tell my children to be the best they can be and I encourage them to try new things and that they can do whatever they put their minds to.

Madeline
September 7, 2013 Reply

My daughter loves animals so I encouraged her by teaming up with her to volunteer at the local shelter.

Jasa Pembuatan Website
September 7, 2013 Reply

That’s the first list I’m on, so I don’t know what to say but thanks for including me in that great list with a group of amazing people

Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)
September 7, 2013 Reply
D SCHMIDT
September 9, 2013 Reply

Our children are very young still but we encourage them to find their own voices through play, imagination and most importantly through showing love. My younger son has such a sense of freedom to be himself that he breaks into dance wherever he is! We want them to know they can be anything they want to be if they work hard enough and follow their dreams.

rachel
September 9, 2013 Reply

By telling them that a good education will get them far!

Corrine
September 9, 2013 Reply

What a cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win a classic!

Jessie C.
September 9, 2013 Reply

I encourage kids to go for their dreams and passions by supporting their ideas.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Jessie C.
September 9, 2013 Reply

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Tina M
September 12, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to meet many different children and try many activities, be socialized for the real world

amy pugmire
September 15, 2013 Reply

My daughter has always loved to dance so this year I decided to put her into a dance class and she loves it!

Maria Malavec
September 16, 2013 Reply

I always encourage both my kids to never ever give up. Keep trying and trying!

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

Maria Malavec
September 16, 2013 Reply

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/379603504756559872

I tweeted about the giveaway too

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deanna
September 17, 2013 Reply

We have to try everything once to see that nothing is impossible
xo

Cassandra Eastman
September 18, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to believe in themselves and anything is possible!

Erika
September 19, 2013 Reply

I never tell my daughter something she wants to do is impossible. And she’s smart enough that I don’t believe anything is anyway. :)

chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

Janice Cooper
September 22, 2013 Reply

Being supportive, positive and encouraging and always speaking positive words. Its so important to let them know nothing is impossible.

Janice Cooper
September 22, 2013 Reply
Wendy Pesce
September 24, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to follow their dreams by giving them plenty of opportunities to try new things, and never criticizing them- just praise for trying, even if they didn’t succeed.

June Lisle
September 24, 2013 Reply

I hope to encourage my future children by being positive and helping them to work towards goals.

sandra
September 26, 2013 Reply

lots of praise for trying

Amy Tong
September 26, 2013 Reply

Love the message from the Little Mermaid. :) I always encourage my kids to never give up, follow their heart and their dreams.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy Tong
September 26, 2013 Reply
Bernie
September 26, 2013 Reply

Find the courage to pursue your dreams

Kerry
September 29, 2013 Reply

I just make sure my kids know that I will help them in any way to pursue what their dreams are.

Debbie B
October 2, 2013 Reply

by being supportive and encouraging them in their activities

Debbie B
October 2, 2013 Reply
Ari T.
October 3, 2013 Reply

I would encourage my child to follow his or her dreams through emotional, timely and financial support, encouragement and lots of love! I would also try to raise them to be grateful, dedicated and use the idea of perseverance as a way to achieve those dreams. And if, for any reason, barriers come in his or her along that path, as they sometimes do in life, I would also be there to support my child to find a re-routed or a different path to that dream.

jeannine s
October 4, 2013 Reply

we encourage them to follow them, support them when they do and help them up when they get discouraged

mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

steph
October 4, 2013 Reply

by reading inspiring stories!

Ari T.
October 5, 2013 Reply
Erica Best
October 6, 2013 Reply

by helping my nephew be himself

Peter G
October 6, 2013 Reply

I take my son to work so he can see what I do. I give him examples of what science, math and computers can do make life better for people and how he can be part of a solution.
Getting involved as a coach or just a cheering parent is all part of letting him know that I am there,

Kiara
October 6, 2013 Reply

I don’t have kids, but I encourage my niece by telling her how smart and beautiful she is and that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
austma7@aol.com

soha molina
October 6, 2013 Reply

By being supportive of their likes and dreams and providing them the path to follow them in.

Meredith c
October 6, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by taking interest In their interests. such as my son is obsessed with airplanes so we have took him to airplane museums, air shows, bought movies, etc.

Natalie
October 6, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to try something at least once and pray to God about it.

Tamar
October 6, 2013 Reply

I let them do just about anything they want — within reason, of course!

Shannon Baas
October 6, 2013 Reply

By encouraging them to follow their dreams.

Emily Morelli
October 6, 2013 Reply

I try to support my child in whatever she dreams by providing encouragement, and any help that I can. We also talk often about how hard work is what makes dream come true.

Misty Battle
October 6, 2013 Reply

I encourage my kids through love and support. I help them achieve their goals through guidance and always have their back 100%

Anastasia
October 7, 2013 Reply

I encourage my kids to follow their dreams by supporting their ideas and the things they want to do. We work together to find a way to make the things happen that they want. At the same time, we instill realistic limits. We can’t fly into today, but if we study hard and work at it, we can get into NASA in the future and fly to space then :) You can have what you want, you just have to find a way to make it happen :)

Anastasia
October 7, 2013 Reply
Carolyn g
October 7, 2013 Reply

By making sure kids know that they are supported in the decisions they make

sarah hirsch
October 7, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to follow their dreams by signing them up for activities they are interested in, and letting them know they can pursue anything they want to

Barbara M
October 7, 2013 Reply

I encourage the kids at a young age to try new things.
And I tell them that all things are possible.
Thank you.

June S.
October 7, 2013 Reply

I have always told my children when they were younger to follow their dreams.

Rebecca Graham
October 8, 2013 Reply

By being supportive and listening to their ideas and goals.

Rebecca Graham
October 8, 2013 Reply
Christina Marie
October 8, 2013 Reply

I try to encourage my daughter to follow her dreams by setting an example. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Marie
October 8, 2013 Reply
Maria Iemma
October 9, 2013 Reply

I always encourage my kids to dream and to dream big. I try to lead by example and I am currently enrolled in school to get my MD degree.

HilLesha
October 9, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by showing them love and support. :)

Denise S
October 9, 2013 Reply

I encourage their interests and tell them they can do anything they set their minds to.

Diane baum
October 10, 2013 Reply

I encourage my sons to listen to their hearts and to be a leader, not follow the crowd. To do what is right, not popular

Tabathia B
October 10, 2013 Reply

By encouraging them not to be afraid to try new things

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia B
October 10, 2013 Reply

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Paula Hafner
October 10, 2013 Reply

I support them, encourage their creativity, and try to give them the best tools that they need to follow their dreams and interest.

LAMusing
October 10, 2013 Reply

I don’t have kids, but my parents encouraged and applauded my interests. And as an adult I did indeed follow my dreams.

Norma
October 10, 2013 Reply

We let our daughter know there was nothing beyond her reach if she put her mind to it.

maria cantu
October 10, 2013 Reply

I tell them they can do whatever they set their mind to do.

Tanya B
October 11, 2013 Reply

I tell my kids they can do anything they put their minds to tanya2330@gmail.com

janna johnson
October 11, 2013 Reply

By allowing them to explore and discover life on their own.
jannajanna@hotmail.com

Francine Anchondo
October 12, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to give everything a try once and if they like it then we stick with it and try to help them reach their goal or dream.

Michelle H
October 12, 2013 Reply

by providing lots for them to see and try – and then putting the time and praise toward what brings them joy

joni
October 13, 2013 Reply

Unlike my parents, I let my daughter join different groups and tryout for different events. My daughter use to be a wallflower and is now very outgoing. She got this way after auditioning and starring in several plays. I encourage her by working with her in these events and by praising her work.

girlfromwva
October 13, 2013 Reply

I tell them to figure out what they are each all about; everyone is different; they need to do and try things until they find what works for them. I tell them they are all unique and that I will always be supportive.

Lisa V.
October 13, 2013 Reply

I’ve always been her biggest cheerleader and support and encourage her in her endeavors.

Stephanie Larison
October 13, 2013 Reply

I encourage her to follow her interests, she knows she can do anything she wants to through hard work. And anything that is truely something you want is worth it. I support her in anything and everything.

Lauren Flynn
October 13, 2013 Reply

My 25 yo daughter’s first- and favorite!- disney movie. We watch it twice a year to remember her childhood and the message that you can be your own person despite what your parents want!

Betty C
October 14, 2013 Reply

I encourage our children to try new things so they have the opportunity to discover what they really love.

joseph gersch
October 14, 2013 Reply

i tell my daughter she can be anything she wants to be

Harmony B
October 14, 2013 Reply

I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be, even a doctor, astronaut, lawyer all in one

Melissa
October 14, 2013 Reply

I always help and support my kids to follow there dreams by just being there for them.

Karen Drake
October 14, 2013 Reply

I encourage my grandkids by giving them unconditional love and being supportive in everything they do.

Linda G.
October 14, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to try new things and always support them in all they do

Jen
October 14, 2013 Reply

I make sure both my kids know that we support them in life, no matter what, they will always have cheerleaders from me and my husband.

Anna Pry
October 14, 2013 Reply

we hope that by homeschooling our kids, they will be more encouraged to follow their own dreams pryfamily5@gmail.com

Lisa Garner
October 14, 2013 Reply

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by supporting them in all their in school and after school activities and helping suggest new activities to inspire them.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Lisa Garner
October 14, 2013 Reply
Jennifer
October 14, 2013 Reply

I may not always agree with the choices my children make, but no matter what, I support them and they know they can always count on me to be their cheerleader!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Alicia
October 14, 2013 Reply

To encourage my son I tell him he can do anything he puts his mind and heart too.

Kayla
October 14, 2013 Reply

We let them know that we support them in whatever they want to do.

Brittney House
October 14, 2013 Reply

I let them know no matter how big or small, their dream can be accomplished if they work hard enough.

mariem
October 14, 2013 Reply

i just stand behind them- an anchor helps u feel safer to try new things

Lauren Harmon
October 14, 2013 Reply

I currently have no children, although I very much hope that we will be blessed soon. In the mean time, I’m in school to become a teacher and plan to encourage my students to follow their dreams… I will encourage them to work on their weaknesses nicely and will definitely support them in their strengths and encourage them to truly grow within these strengths.

Tim A
October 14, 2013 Reply

I try to encourage my boys through example. I always try to show them that the only thing that can hold them back is their own imagination. If they believe in something than their is always a way to make it happen they just have to want it enough to make that dream come true.

melikegarfield
October 15, 2013 Reply

Don’t be afraid. Explore their interests and dreams with seriousness. If they sustain themselves, then do activities outside of the house that encourage it (like going to forests to explore nature)

susan smoaks
October 15, 2013 Reply

We encourage our children to follow their dreams by helping them. When we see that they have an interest in something we provide the tools they need to move forward with their goals.
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Ed Nemmers
October 15, 2013 Reply

We speak about the power of imagination!

Mary Somerville
October 15, 2013 Reply

I like to share stories of inspirational people with them. Ones who have succeeded against any obstacles to live their dreams. I let them know that even someone who is the best at what they do, was not great at first try. I expose them to as many activities as possible, and make sure they give them a good try. Yet, if their heart isn’t in it- I don’t push. I make sure they don’t feel they have failed. That everyone is different, and valuable, in their own way.

Mary Somerville
October 15, 2013 Reply
angie lilly
October 15, 2013 Reply

Help them to discover who they really are thru educational and creative experiences, toys, etc. Then, when they share things from these things with you, support and love them for it.

Buddy Garrett
October 15, 2013 Reply

We include our daughter’s interests in our family activities. We encourage her to have an open mind to explore new things.

Amanda Sakovitz
October 15, 2013 Reply

I encourage them to go for what they believe in

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Christian Alejandro
October 15, 2013 Reply

I like to help them discover their own passions and always do my best to be supportive.

Caitlin McClure
October 15, 2013 Reply

I plan on unschooling, letting them learn what they like and focus on their passions instead of forcing them to do things they aren’t interested in

Thomas Murphy
October 15, 2013 Reply

I tell my kids to do whatever makes them happy.

Ellie W
October 15, 2013 Reply

I encourage my boys to follow their hearts and try to achieve their dreams. I let them know it’s okay to fail sometimes, because the only true failure is to never have tried.

Whitney
October 15, 2013 Reply

I don’t have kids but keeping a positive attitude always helps

tina reynolds
October 15, 2013 Reply

I let them know anything is possible if they believe in it and that I believe in them and will always be behind them.

meme
October 15, 2013 Reply

By helping them to believe in their self and that with a lot of practice and hard work they can accomplish anything

Gianna
October 15, 2013 Reply

I teach them and support them.

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