December 5, 2013
- Make Memories with DreamWorks Holiday Collection
- Where o' where is Santa??
- Macaroni Kid Holiday Giveaways!!!
- Nampa Macaroni Kid's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!
- North Pole Breakfast
- Plan a Family Movie Night!
- Use Up Your Leftovers: Turkey Noodle Casserole
- Handmade Photo Gifts
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- All The Ways To Make Use of Macaroni Kid
- Kids Eat Free or Cheap
- Public Library Directory
Make it a Very Merry Movie-thon with all your favorite holiday titles
Choose from 2 different gift sets to suit your family's taste. From Santa Claus to Shrek, the Original Christmas Classics and DreamWorks Holiday Collection are meant to be shared with family and friends.
© 2013 DreamWorks Animation ...
Where to find Santa in Canyon County area
Karcher Mall-Center Court
Thursday, December 5 - Free Pictures with Santa
We invite everyone to come get your picture taken with Santa. Receive a free picture with Santa, taken by a professional photographer and goodie bag. The photo will be e-mailed to you, so you can print as many copies or sizes as you would like. Refreshments will also be served. Please feel free to invite all of your family, friends, and co-workers. We ...
Giveaways from our Holiday Gift Guide Sponsors
Here is what we have up for grabs this week:
Barefoot Books ~ Singalong CD and book set of your choice
* (Winner can choose any in stock singalong book set with enhanced CD in the $9.99 price range)
Mae's Avon Boutique ~ Naturals Bath and Body Gift Set *Includes Cherry Blossom shower gel, Cherry Blossom body spray, Cherry Blossom hand and body lotion, Cream oil Signature Silk body lotion and Cream Oil Signature Silk ...
Buy local, support our community business's
The holidays are here and it brings with it the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.
This year Macaroni Kid would like to give you, our readers, a little help this year finding that perfect gift with our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! Macaroni Kid encourages you to Support local business’s and parents while shopping this year by keeping your money in the community. Whatever you are looking for, each business has something special for everyone on your list this year. Whether it is aromatherapy, tasty treats, family memories with ...
Introduce your kids to their Elf on the Shelf with this fun new tradition
Here's a cute and clever idea I saw on a friend's Facebook page: a North Pole Breakfast to introduce the Elf on the Shelf to your kids for the first time ever or to bring him back each year, thus kicking off the Christmas season.
- snow-covered donuts - powdered sugar donuts
- snowman kisses - mini-marshmallows or yogurt covered raisins
- reindeer kisses - chocolate chips or raisins
- chocolate and cloud toast - Nutella and Fluff on toast
- snowman soup - hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows
- Santa kisses - Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
- candy cane ...
Ready? Let's start planning!
Set a date! Put in on the calendar and "invite" all your family members. Make it official by handing out tickets.
Set the stage! Turn your home into a theater - lights low, seats comfy. You can even haul out the ...
Turkey Noodle Casserole
- 2 cups cooked cubed turkey (or chicken)
- 1 pound thin spaghetti
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
- 1 ½ cups of turkey broth (or substitute chicken broth)
- ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1 medium onion, finely diced ...
Candy Cane Picture Frame
This is an easy way to display your family holiday photo or your kid's picture with Santa!
Items you need:
3 Candy Canes (leave in the wrapper)
Form a tri-pod with the Candy Canes, making sure the hook end of each one is at the bottom, and they sit straight when together. Tape them together that way. Use two hooks of the Candy ...
Where: Nampa Bowl - 485 Caldwell Blvd. NampaWhen: 10:00 AM (Thursday: 10am-midnight & Friday 10am-5pm)Who: EveryoneHow: Come on over or you can call Nampa Bowl for lane availability (208) 466-0881Cost: $1.00 per game/per person and $1 for shoes per personFor more info: Nampa Bowl or call 466-0881
Teens are invited to attend our movie, Man of Steel (PG-13).
Light refreshments will be served
Where: Nampa Public Library - 101 11th Ave. South, NampaWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Grades 7-12 are welcomeHow: Come on byCost: FreeFor more info: Ashley Garmire 468-5895 or click here
Where: Southridge Dental- 2811 12th Ave Rd. NampaWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Come on by and see Santa!Cost: A donation of at least one non-perishable food item is requested.For more info: 466-2458
Where: Sage Valley Middle School - 18070 Santa Ana Ave, Nampa (Ustick Rd. between Middleton and Midway Rd.)When: Show times are Dec. 6th @7pm and Dec. 7th @2pmWho: FamiliesHow: Gather your family and friends for a fun filled nightCost: FREE to the public but a free will offering will be gladly accepted
Where: College Church of the Nazarene - NNU Campus on 504 E Dewey Ave, NampaWhen: 7:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3:30pm)Who: EveryoneHow: Seating is limited so stop by sales desk at the church to purchase tickets early or call 466-7094 during sales hours to purchase tickets.Cost: $5 per ticketFor more info: CLICK HERE or Call 466-7094
December - Holiday Gifting: Make a small Toolbox
January - Tic Tac Toe Game Board
Where: Your local Home Depot / 2003 Cassia St. NampaWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5-12 years oldHow: Come join us and have fun. No Pre-registration required!Cost: FreeFor more info: (208) 461-6476 or Click Here
*12/7 Melted Snowman Ornament-Make a hilarious holiday ornament for gift giving or your very own tree.
*12/14 Crayola Wintery Work of Art-Use Crayola Oil Pastels to create whimsical work of art...that's great for gift giving.
*01/04 KnickKnack Keychain-make a cool keychain that reflects your creative personality.
Where: Michaels Craft StoreWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Families-Ages 3 and upHow: Come on byCost: $2 per child
Where: Nampa Public LibraryWhen: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Bring a chair and come enjoy the movie!Cost: FreeFor more info: 468-5816 or Nampa Public Library
Where: 360 Wireless Store at 1234 Caldwell Blvd, NampaWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Come see Santa!Cost: Bring a new or gently used toy or non-perishable food item for the toy/food drive
Where: Caldwell Fire Department - 310 S. 7th Ave, CaldwellWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Come on by, tour the firehouse and see SantaCost: Free
Caldwell Fire Department will be hosting their open house also on Saturday from 3-5 PM. Bring the kids before the parade for pictures with Santa, cookies and Punch!
Where: The parade route will begin at O’Connor Field House (26th & Blaine) and proceed down Blaine St. to 3rd Street.When: 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Gather the family, dress warmly, and enjoy the paradeCost: FreeFor more info: Caldwell Chamber of Commerce (208) 459-7493
Where: Karcher Mall - 1509 Caldwell Blvd. NampaWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just stop byCost: Free
Where: The Orchard House Restaurant, 14949 Sunnyslope Road (10 miles west of Nampa)When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Event is every Sunday and Wednesday through December.)Who: FamiliesHow: Just stop by and be sure to dress warm!Cost: FreeFor more info: 459-8200 or Click Here
Sunday, December 8 - Family Movie Night with Original Christmas Classics and/or DreamWorks Holiday Collection
Where: Your living roomWhen: 7:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: Watch Rudolph, Frosty, Shrek and Alex as they get into the Christmas spirit. Both DVD gift sets available for purchase at http://www.walmart.com/ip/29156659Cost: Family fun: priceless (DVD gift sets start at $19.94)
Crusader Choir and Orchestra will bring their dynamic sound to the evening, singing songs such as “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and “O Holy Night,” while the toe-tapping tunes of NNU’s acclaimed jazz ensemble, Jazz Revival, will liven up your holiday season in no time.
Northwesterners, one of NNU’s longest-standing ensembles, will perform both a cappella repertoire and vocal jazz, and Bella Voce will add its beautiful women’s choral harmonies.
Where: NNU - 707 Fern St. NampaWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: FamilesHow: Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting the NNU Department of Music at 208-467-8413 or [email protected]Cost: $5 personFor more info: 467-8413
Where: Reel Theatres - Nampa & Northgate Overland TheatresWhen: 10:00 AM (Showtimes Vary)Who: FamiliesHow: Check out their times online.Cost: Admission is just $1 per person! Snacks are also available for sale.
Where: Nampa Rollerdrome 19 10th Ave SouthWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Cheap Skate also Fridays from 3:30-5:30 PM)Who: All agesHow: Bring the kids!Cost: $3.50 plus skate rental
Where: Caldwell Public Library - Dean E. Miller Community RoomWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Teens 6-12 gradeHow: Come on overCost: FreeFor more info: 459-3242 or Email [email protected]
Where: Nampa Public LibraryWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Everyone is welcomeHow: Enjoy the movieCost: FreeFor more info: 468-5895 or Nampa Public Library
Where: Caldwell Train Depot - 701 Main St. CaldwellWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Everyone is welcomeHow: Enjoy the festivitiesCost: /For more info: 455-4656
Thursday, December 12 through Sunday, December 15 - Music Theatre of Idaho presents A Christmas Carol
Where: Nampa Civic Center - 311 Third St. SouthWhen: 7:30 PM (Saturday Matinee Shows at 1:30 PM)Who: Families and kids ages 3-upHow: Purchase your tickets online HERECost: $17 per personFor more info: Music Theater of Idaho
Where: Caldwell YMCA 3720 S Indiana AveWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5-11 Years oldHow: Register at the YMCACost: $20 Members/ $30 Non-Members
**$5 fee will aply after the registration cut off date 2 days prior to the event.For more info: (208) 454-9622
Where: Nampa Recreation CenterWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 3-12 years old (5 and under need to have a caregiver present.)How: Bring the kids for an afternoon of funCost: Member: $4; Non-Member: $5 (Pay the day of the event!)
The Encore Christmas Carolers are returning to the Treasure Valley for their 11th year of sharing the joy of the season through songs and laughter. Based out of Nampa, this local favorite will been sharing their unique blend of madrigal sounds at our Saturday Family Program.
Where: Nampa Public LibraryWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PMWho: All ages are welcomeHow: Just come byCost: FreeFor more info: 468-5859
Where: Parade will begin at Middleton Middle School - 511 W Main St, Middleton and end at Trolley SquareWhen: 4:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Dress warm and come join us for a fun filled festive evening!Cost: FreeFor more info: To find the Parade application, parade route, and forms for the baking and coloring contest CLICK HERE
Where: Visitors Center Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge 13751 Upper Embankment Rd NampaWhen: 10:00 AM (Reading times are 10am and 2pm)Who: Preschooler and Kindergarten aged kidsHow: Bring the kids and spend some time at the Refuge!Cost: FREE
Wondering what small animals need? Curious on how to take care of them?
Every 3rd Tuesdsay of the month, come and learn all there is to know about the small animals you love from a
Zamzows expert! Meet a fun new animal every month!
Where: Nampa Public Library - 101 11th Ave. South, NampaWhen: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All ages welcomeHow: Come on byCost: FreeFor more info: 468-5817 or www.nampalibrary.org
Where: Load the bus at the Nampa Recreation Center-131 Constitution WayWhen: 5:45 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Gather the family and enjoy the light displays!Cost:$6 per person/kids 3-under are freeFor more info: For more information about the Christmas Light Tour call 468-5858 or visit namparecreation.org
Where: Nampa Public Library - 101 11th Ave. S. NampaWhen: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Teens 7th-12th gradesHow: Just stop byCost: FreeFor more info: Ashley 468-5895 or www.nampalibrary.org
Where: Caldwell YMCA - 3720 Indiana AveWhen: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Ages 12-17 years old. boys and girls. (Must show school ID for admission)How: Register and pay at the doorCost: $4.00 members / $6.00 non-membersFor more info: Call the YMCA at 454-9622
Where: Bus will depart and return to the Nampa Rec CenterWhen: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Snow and Ice Trip also on January 2nd)Who: Kids ages 11-13 years oldHow: Register at the Nampa Rec CenterCost: $15For more info: (208) 468-5858 or visit namparecreation.org
Where: Nampa Recreation Center 131 Constitution WayWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 AMWho: Boys and girls ages 6-12 years oldHow: Pre-Register online HERE **Register by 7:00pm the day before the event to avoid a $5 late fee**Cost: $20 for Rec Center Members/ $25 for Non-membersFor more info: Nampa Rec Center or 468-5858
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Jade Garden- 1 Kid eats free per adult entree purchase. (after 4pm)
Ihop- 1 kid eats free per purchase of adult entree, does not include drink (4-10pm) Located at 1420 Caldwell ...
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