Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's WRISTBAND Friday! @JenksBoardwalk #JenksAmbaassador & a #GIVEAWAY


* Disclosure: As a Jenkinson's Ambassador my family was provided vouchers for our visits. All opinions are my own. *


This past Friday we headed to Jenkinson's for some fun family time. It was also wristband night!! Mama loves wristband night because the kids can ride the rides over and over again and I don't have to worry about running out of tickets!



For one price of $18.00 per person you really can't go wrong! Unlimited rides from 5 until 11, you really can't beat it! Check out the schedule here


Before we hit the rides up we let the kids play a few games. First shot Olivia wins a Frozen Elsa doll! OMG FROZEN!!!!


Peyton then kept playing until we ran out of dollars. Sadly she didn't win but they agreed to share the Elsa doll :)

We visited the Fun house this trip as well. The kids went in about 5 times and laughed so hard every time. I love watching and listening to my kids have a blast.

I'm now going to let you in on a little secret so please try not to share it too much. Jenskinson's Aquarium is open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

We decided to take my Hubs since he hasn't been before. I was so surprised that the aquarium wasn't crowded at all. In all honesty if there were 7 families in there I would be surprised. 


Olivia had a blast getting up close and personal with the sharks! I believe she was saying " WOAH " right here.

After checking out the turtles, fish and seals we headed over to the penguin area. I learned some things I never knew before. There are a bunch of different species of penguins and not all of them live in Antarctica.



The little kids loved the spot where they could stick their heads in. A few penguins swam right by them and they were so happy. 


Jenkinson's also held another first for Amelia. It was her first time at an aquarium! She too loved the penguins. 


There is so much to learn and see even though the aquarium is on the small side. 

When you head upstairs you can head to the Touch Tank


Here you have the option to touch sting rays, starfish, horseshoe crabs and some other sea life.



I wasn't brave enough but friends that were with us were! They said it just felt "tickly"

Here is where Amelia got to take her picture in the Jenkinson's photo prop!


I now have a picture of all 4 kids in the same spot! 

We had a blast at the aquarium. I can't wait to go back.

Unfortunately I forgot to have Hubs take some pics when him and Branden went to play Roof Top golf. They had a blast as well!

How would you like to win a voucher good for a family of 5? The voucher is good for any WEEKDAY and includes: Jenkinson's, beach access, Roof Top golf, and the Aquarium!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Grabbing some energy with 5-hour ENERGY® #GIVEAWAY @5hourenergy #Yummification

5-hour ENERGY® Shot


* Disclosure: Party of 5 received samples in order to facilitate this review. As always all opinions are my own.*



Life with 4 very active kids can be super exhausting. There are times when we are on the go all day and I am up until who knows when working. The next day and sometimes days I am so tired and need some energy to survive the day. 

With 5 hour energy I can get a little boost in my day. 
A liquid energy shot that can be added to my favorite NON decaffeinated soda or coffee, smoothie, fruit and veggie juice, lemonade and water. 

I chose to add mine to my afternoon decaf coffee and call it "Five Alive!" The afternoon is when I can feel all of my energy slipping away. It also happens to be when I have to get the most stuff accomplished. 

Facts about 5-hour ENERGY®

5 hour energy drinks contain a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids and nutrients. There is zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories

Caffeine in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot is comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee

May consume up to 2 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®, spaced several hours apart. For moderate energy, drink ½ bottle of 5-hour ENERGY®

Helps people feel alert and energized for hours

5 hour energy is holding a yummification contest right now. All you need to do is follow the directions below in order to enter. Prizes are awesome!!


Information about the “Yummification” Contest:


  • The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.  The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation
·         Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol)
·         To enter the contest, visit www.5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!)
·         One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:
o   Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)
o   Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
o   Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)
  • Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.  No purchase necessary.  US residents only.  18 years and up   
·         For official rules, visit 5houryummification.com
Party of 5 is giving away a 5 hour energy gift pack that includes a variety of 5 hour energy drinks as well as a $25 Visa gift card



Monday, July 28, 2014

Pro Naturals Argan Oil #GIVEAWAY @pronaturalsen

Pro Naturals

*Disclosure: Party of  5 received samples in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was made.*


My hair is so damaged and broken and I just don't have the time or money to head to the salon and get a treatment and hair cut.

I was recently sent a bottle of Argan Oil to test out and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Amelia's FIRST birthday is coming up and we are having a big party for her. Of course I want to look my best.



Leave-in treatment gently smooths the cuticles and helps fortify hair that is prone to breaking and split ends.
  • Helps strengthen the hair that's prone to breakage, splitting or snapping off.
  • Gently smoothes the hair and form a protective mist on surface, against heat damage.
  • Reduces friction from brushing and helps prevent further damage.
  • Leaves hair healthy, shiny and resilient.
  • Provides heat protection against electric hair tools.


Made with

100% Argania spinosa kernel oil (Pure Argan Oil), Hydro Cordium: Vegetable based amino protein (strengthener), Purely Natural Plant Control-oil: Supplies hair nutrients and provides a protection layer, Multiple Tartaric Acid Complexes: Facilitate cell rejuvenation.

I love the way my hair feels after using for a few days! It's so much smoother and I am seeing less and less of those pesky fly aways! 

BUY IT: You can purchase the Pro Naturals Argan Oil  HERE for $59.99

WIN IT: ONE lucky Party of 5 reader is going to win a bottle of their own

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Catch this Summer's Biggest Blockbuster, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," on Digital HD September 23rd and Blu-ray & DVD October 14 @FoxHomeEnt




“THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER THAT’S DAMN NEAR PERFECT…IT’S SPECTACULAR”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Grossing Nearly $740 Million Worldwide To Date, the Most Anticipated X-Men Comic Adaptation Releases 
on Digital HD September 23
3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 14

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 23, 2014) – X-Men Unite! The only way to save the future is to go into the past. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you back in time to stop the end of the world with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14 and Digital HD September 23rd. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Bryan Singer, “the very best [film] of the franchise since the first X-Men” comes to life in amazing fashion that you’ll have to see to believe (Stephen Rebello, Playboy).

A heroic all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence forms the ultimate X-Men ensemble as the unstoppable characters from the original X-Men trilogy must join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle to change the past and save the future.

The X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Blu-ray and DVD brings nearly an hour of never-before-seen special features that will take you even further into the making of this epic adventure. From the background story and creation of the building of the Sentinels program, to a gag reel of cast member’s “finest” mutant moments, the Blu-ray is a must-have for any true fan and new fans of the franchise.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST SPECIAL FEATURES
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer
Gag Reel
Kitchen Sequence
Classification: M
X-Men: Reunited
Double Take: Xavier & Magneto
Sentinels: For A Secure Future
Gallery: Trask Industries
Second Screen App
Theatrical Trailers

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Experience A Love Story Like No Other with "The Fault in Our Stars" on Blu-ray & DVD September 16 @FoxHomeEnt





The Greatest Romance Story of this decade1” is releasing on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD September 16

Die-Hard Fans Must Get the Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray™ to
See the Extended Version of Augustus and Hazel’s Story and get an exclusive, limited-time-only Infinity Bracelet!




LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 22, 2014– Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings you “a beautiful, poignant, funny and heart-warming film” (Chicago Sun Times) onSeptember 16, when THE FAULT IN OUR STARS arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD with an extended version of the movie! Featuring brilliant performances from Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort that made the film a favorite of fans and critics alike, this inspirational modern day tale of star-crossed lovers will have you going from laughter to tears and back again. Fans of the book and the film showed up in droves to theaters across the globe to share little infinities with their beloved characters, driving nearly $240M in box office sales worldwide!

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn’t perfect, love can still be extraordinary. Laura Dern (Little Fockers) and Sam Trammell (TV’s True Blood) also star in this powerfully moving film based on John Green’s New York Times best-selling novel.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD with an extended version that will keep Augustus and Hazel’s beautiful infinity going even longer and have the millions of lovers of the film and book holding on to every last second. Die-hard fans of the film must get their hands on the Blu-ray™, which is the only place to find a behind-the-scenes look at how the two lover’s paths aligned in bringing the book to the screen and six deleted scenes to complete the inspirational tale.

Okay? Okay.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray™ SPECIAL FEATURES
Extended Version
Extended Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
6 Deleted Scenes (Including Commentary)
The Stars Align: Book to Screen
Plus all of the features on the DVD!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Blu-ray™ SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
6 Deleted Scenes (Including Commentary)
The Stars Align: Book to Screen
Plus all of the features on the DVD!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Theatrical Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
Promotional Featurettes: The Cast, The Making of The Fault in Our Stars, The Transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars
Gallery

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.