Create Your Own Fireworks with Uncle Milton’s Disney Fireworks Lightshow Launcher!

My favorite part about the 4th of July (besides the food, the fam, and celebrating ‘Merica) is the fireworks. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved them, and have plenty of fond memories watching them on TV as well as in person. So when the folks from Uncle Milton sent me the Disney Fireworks Lightshow Launcher I was pretty thrilled – I mean, I know it’s a toy meant for the kids, but who can resist two of the most entertaining things to watch (Disney and fireworks) when they’re shown together!

Disney, Fireworks, Show
This happened to be one of those rare reviews where I’m not the lonely only testing out a product. Everyone was excited to see and try this toy out themselves! It really is so much fun. The Lightshow Launcher features an on and off switch (yes! all toys should include this, says the person who has been terrorized by toys going off all hours of the night); and 8 built-in Disney fireworks images.

fireworks-show-disneyYou have to turn the red panel to move from slide to slide, but the image quality is surprisingly sharp. Another neat feature is that when you pull back the launcher and release the trigger, the fireworks actually go from being small to large – so they really do look like actual fireworks!

Disney-Lightshow-LauncherThe trigger is not at all hard to pull, which means that little hands and chubby fingers can work this toy and create their own fireworks show! My nephew loves Disney and fireworks too (a kid after my own heart), he’s in love with this toy and I know he can’t wait to “make my own show” with the Disney Fireworks Lightshow Launcher this summer!

For more information on the Disney Lightshow Launcher as well as the other fun toys from Uncle Milton, click here!

Build-A-Bear Workshop Opens in FAO Schwarz in NYC!

Last Friday, my sister and I headed downtown to the newly opened Build-A-Bear Workshop at FAO Schwarz. I’ve actually never been to a Build-A-Bear before, so it was pretty exciting for me!

Build-A-Bear Workshop in FAO Schwartz in NYC

The Build-A-Bear Workshop in the FAO Schwarz store is actually their very first store-within-a-store, and is the only one in the US right now. Jules and I arrived early, before the ribbon cutting ceremony (check out pics from the ceremony here!) and were able to go through the complete experience.

Building a Bear

I love how interactive the whole experience was, and I feel like having the Workshop inside the legendary FAO Schwarz store adds a whole other layer of fun and really makes it a NYC destination experience not to be missed!

A Bear Named Sally

Jules ended up creating her very first Build-A-Bear, which she named Sally. She was able to add fun characteristics to Sally’s heart – for instance, she’s smart, strong, and loyal. Sally also has a beating heart and plays “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” whenever Jules squeezes her left arm.

I really love how Build-A-Bear included a lot of NYC themed exclusive animals and accessories!

NYC Build-A-Bear Workshop

I’m definitely planning on making my own Thor bear – although I’d definitely like to see a Loki costume too!

Thor Build-A-Bear

We love the new Build-A-Bear store and are already planning a return!