Eco Events in Orange County- Fiesta Del Agua and Butterly House Opening

There are two fabulous events in Orange County that are free and loads of fun for the entire family.

The first is sponsored by the Rancho Santa Margarita Water District for its annual Fiesta de Agua Water Education Festival and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 2. Your family can learn more about the latest water conservation techniques and tools, like synthetic turf, low-water-use appliances and drought-tolerant plants and check out a sample yard.

There will be lots of activities for the kids, including water science experiments, crafts, face-painting, games and entertainment. The “prehistoric” reptile display and show was one of the most popular attractions last year, and the tarantulas, lizards and giant snakes will be back again this year to delight kids and adults alike.

Hot dogs, popcorn and snowcones will be available for the whole family.For the second year in a row, Fiesta de Agua will be held at the District’s Oso Reservoir in Rancho Santa Margarita. This natural setting will provide opportunities for bird watching, guided nature walks and enjoying the outdoors. The festival will be held from 10 am to 2pm.

The second event is one that my daughter has been looking forward to since I first leaned about it. It’s the Environmental Nature Center’s Butterfly House Opening and Eco Fair. The open house and fair will be held from 10 am to 3pm on Saturday May 2nd. You will be able to explore Orange County’s only Butterfly House, which is home to OC native butterflies and nectar plants. There will also be butterfly and caterpillar face painting for the kids and nature scavenger hunts in the Center. You will also be able to buy native host plants to start your own butterfly garden. The fair will also have crafts and eco games. If your kiddos love butterflies- this is a can’t miss event.

Environmental Nature Center address is 1601 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-645-8489. For additional information click here.

Giveaway- Debi Derryberry’s Baby Banana

I’m always on the lookout for fun children’s music and Debi Derryberry’s Baby Banana CD is just that. We have been blasting this through our house this past week and the kids love it!!

Debi Derryberry is the voice of Jimmy Neutron- Boy Genius and is absolutely super talented. Baby Banana is geared at children 2-6 years old and is tasty blend of calypso, reggae, jazz and folk music. It features her original character Baby Banana and his family in their tropical fantasy world.

I’ve included a clip of Baby Banana so that you call all hear a clip of this very fun CD.

Baby Banana will be available May 5th. To read more about her click here.

I have a copy of Baby Banana to giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment- any comment and you are entered . Simple as that and good luck. You have until Sunday night to enter. Good luck!!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique @ Disneyland

I was at Disneyland/California Adventure celebrating a friends birthday when I ran across what is sure to be a favorite of my daughter. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. What is it? Well if you have a daughter it is the stuff that little girls dream of- think Libby Lu- Disney Style!!

This is not something that you would do just because- it’s definitely pricey- but it would be great as an amazing Birthday Treat. We usually do birthday parties but this year my daughter has requested to lunch at Ariels Grotto in California Adventure and I’m probably going to let her do a package from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

It’s located in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and it’s a salon where your little girls are transformed into princesses.
Your child will feel like royalty with the help of her Fairy Godmother and Fairy Godmothers-in-training, who will put magical touches on everything from hair and make-up to princess gowns and accessories.

Girls 3 years old and above can choose from three hair styles — Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva and Pop Princess — available in three packages:

The Coach Package includes hairstyle, shimmering make-up, princess sash, princess cinch sac and body jewels — $44.95, plus tax.

The Crown Package includes hairstyle, shimmering makeup, princess sash, princess cinch sac, body jewels and nail polish — $49.95, plus tax.

The Castle Package includes hairstyle, shimmering makeup, princess sash, princess cinch sac, body jewels, nail polish, princess gown of choice, wand, shoes and portrait package courtesy of Disney’s PhotoPass® Service (assorted prints in themed folder). Determined by the choice of princess gown and shoes, price ranges from $195.85 to $205.85.

For reservations, please call (714) 781-STYLE or (714) 781-7895.
Like I said definitely not cheap but a great birthday party idea!!