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Which toys will be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on November 10?

The Strong National Museum of Play announced 12 finalists for the 2022 Toy Hall of Fame.

Bingo, Lite-Brite, Nerf among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

 The Strong museum announces the 2022 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists! 

The class of 2022 finalists are: bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Lite-Brite, Nerf Toys, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, Spirograph, and the top.

“These 12 toys span the history of play. The top is as old as civilization itself and bingo has been played in some form for hundreds of years,” said Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall of fame is housed.

The public is invited to vote online through Sept. 21. The three toys that receive the most public votes will make up a single “Player’s Choice” ballot. That ballot will be counted alongside those turned in by a national selection committee whose members include industry experts, academics and others.

The inductees will be announced Nov. 10.

“All 12 of these toys have what it takes to be contenders for the class of 2022,” Bensch said.

Anyone can nominate a toy for the annual honour, but to be recognized by the hall of fame, toys have to have achieved icon status, longevity and foster learning or discovery. They also must have changed play or toy design.

The National Toy Hall of Fame opened at The Strong in 1998. So far, 77 toys have been inducted, from simple favorites like the paper airplane, bubbles and sidewalk chalk to the even more ubiquitous, including the stick and cardboard box.

Last year’s honorees were American Girl Dolls, Risk and sand.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About the Autumnal Equinox

Happy first day of fall! Grab your favorite sweater and a pumpkin spice latte because today marks the autumnal equinox, meaning fall has officially begun. Read on for today's fall-themed newsletter.

Sept. 22 marks the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the day when Earth is perfectly angled sideways to the sun and so day and night are of equal length. Well, sort of. We'll set the record straight on this and four other facts about the day that kicks off fall.

1. It's Not a Day-Long Thing

Although the autumnal equinox is observed, maybe even celebrated, all day on Sept. 22, it's really just a moment in time — to be exact it's when the sun crosses the celestial equator, an imaginary line in the sky above Earth's equator. Normally, Earth orbits tilted on its axis by 23.5 degrees. But at this precise instant, its rotational axis is neither tilting toward nor away from the sun.

For 2022, that takes place at 9:04 p.m. EDT. After this time, the sun will start rising later and setting earlier for those in the Northern Hemisphere. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere will see the opposite. In fact, people in the Southern Hemisphere refer to Sept. 22 as the spring equinox, a signal that the days will start getting longer.

2. Day and Night Are Not Exactly Equal

The word "equinox" comes from the Latin words aequus (meaning "equal") and nox (meaning "night") but day and night are not exactly 12 hours each on the day of the equinox. Due to the refraction of sunlight (i.e. bending of the sun's light rays), the sun will appear to be above the horizon in some places when it's actually still below it.

Also, those who live far from the equator will have slightly longer days because the sun takes longer to rise and set from their vantage point. On the days close to the equinox, the sun might be visible for between 12 hours and 6 minutes and 12 hours and 16 minutes, depending on latitude.

3. The Equinox Date Can Vary

Although the autumnal equinox is generally Sept. 22 or 23, occasionally it falls on Sept. 21 or 24. That's because the calendar used in the West (the Gregorian calendar) defines a year as 365 days, or the length of time it takes for Earth to orbit the sun. In actuality, Earth takes 365.25 days to go around the sun. So, this means that the September equinox will be six hours later than it was the year before. (The inclusion of leap years sort of resets the date.) In 2092 and 2096, the autumnal equinox will be on Sept. 21. The last time it was on this date was 1000 C.E.! You can see the exact dates of the autumnal and spring equinoxes as well as the summer and winter solstices through 2025 at this link.

4. The Equinoxes Bring on the Northern Lights

You know those beautiful displays of light in the night sky called the aurora borealis? Well, the equinox signals the start of the time you can see them, generally continuing all the way through the spring equinox each March. Here's why: Auroras are caused by the interaction of solar winds with Earth's magnetic field. The solar winds are particles of plasma escaping from the sun and into space. Due to Earth's axial tilt, the solar wind from the sun is better able to reach Earth's atmosphere through our geomagnetic field. These disturbances in Earth's magnetic field (called geomagnetic storms) are therefore at their strongest and most likely in the spring and fall, compared to summer and winter. The particles that slam into Earth's magnetic field collide with atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, and other elements in the air. These particles eventually release photons of different wavelengths and therefore the different colors of aurora you can see in the sky.

5. It's a Cause for Celebration

There are several celebrations associated with the fall equinox. For instance, there's the neopagan festival of Mabon, a harvest festival to celebrate the gathering of crops and the bounty of the earth. In China and other Asian countries, they celebrate the moon festival, which is always held in mid-September, around the time of the harvest moon. The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.

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Long Live The Queen!

Long Live The Queen!

Long Live The Queen!

 

Royal Plant Markers – Your home is fit for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with these special plant markers.

Queen Elizabeth Plant Marker s

End of an era...today, the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II as she is laid to rest. 


As we say farewell to the Queen, here are some quick facts written by the Government of Canada:

Quick Facts

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952. She was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, and reigned for over 70 years.
  • Long associated with the Royal Family, Christ Church Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Canada’s capital. It has been the site of state funerals for several Canadian prime ministers and governors general, as well as commemorative services for members of the Royal Family.
  • To pay tribute to Her Majesty, those in Canada’s National Capital Region may gather along the parade route on the National Day of Mourning. Details will be communicated in the coming days.
  • Canadians are also invited to sign the online book of condolences or express their condolences in other ways.
  • Statutory holidays in Canada can only be granted through legislation, which must pass through the House of Commons and the Senate, and receive Royal Assent. The Government of Canada has consulted the provinces and territories, who will determine an appropriate way to mourn Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in their jurisdictions.
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Fall Getaways and Road Trips Near Toronto

Fall Getaways and Road Trips Near Toronto

Fall Road Trips Near Toronto - SavvyMom

Sure, we’re barely into September but do you already feel the need to take a break and get out of the city? Nothing too far or expensive, just a quick getaway within Ontario, with the kids for the weekend or even just a day. After all, we’re supposed to be in for a brutal winter, so why not enjoy the milder fall weather with one of these road trips near Toronto while we can?

Below we round up 11 destinations that we think make for great fall getaways for Toronto and area families. We’ve gone with a mix of day trips and destinations where you could get away for a night or two. All destinations should take less three hours to reach, assuming traffic cooperates. And all feature amenities and attractions that will put a smile on your children’s faces, as well as your own.

Fall Road Trips Near Toronto - SavvyMom

Sure, we’re barely into September but do you already feel the need to take a break and get out of the city? Nothing too far or expensive, just a quick getaway within Ontario, with the kids for the weekend or even just a day. After all, we’re supposed to be in for a brutal winter, so why not enjoy the milder fall weather with one of these road trips near Toronto while we can?

Below we round up 11 destinations that we think make for great fall getaways for Toronto and area families. We’ve gone with a mix of day trips and destinations where you could get away for a night or two. All destinations should take less three hours to reach, assuming traffic cooperates. And all feature amenities and attractions that will put a smile on your children’s faces, as well as your own.

FALL GETAWAYS & ROAD TRIPS NEAR TORONTO

Blue Mountain

While the resort “village” of Blue Mountain is better known as a winter destination, there’s still plenty to do there throughout the fall. It’s one of the perfect road trips near Toronto for any time of year. Grab a play-all-day wristband, which starts at $44, and get access to unlimited use of the gondola, mountain coaster, Plunge! Aquatic centre, and more. If you’re spending the night (and note that the Blue Mountain area offers a wide selection of lodging options), take a look at AGORA: Path of Light. This gentle, three-kilometre hike through the woods will take your family through several beautifully lit interactive installations that explore the key elements that make up our world. Tickets for AGORA start at $14 and include a round-trip on the village’s gondola.

Bruce’s Mill Conversation Area
Treetop Trekking

3291 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville

Located just north of Toronto, Bruce’s Mill Conversation Area is a great spot to visit for a day trip that will get you out of the city without using up your whole weekend. While Bruce’s Mill features trails and picnic areas, its real star is Treetop Trekking. It features outdoor fun for kids ages two and up, on rope courses, ziplines, play structures and more. Pricing varies by activity but expect to pay around $32 for one child and one adult to explore the all-ages Treetop Village. The conservation area also includes a BMX course and, for a limited time (while the weather is still nice) a driving range.

Chudleigh’s

9528 Regional Rd. 25, Milton

It’s not fall in Southern Ontario without a trip to a local farm. While we’re lucky to have well over a dozen family-friendly farms in and around the GTA, we’re highlighting Chudleigh’s because, year after year, it receives rave reviews from thousands of families who enjoy its many attractions and events. At Chudleigh’s you’ll find friendly farm animals to pet, play structures to explore, and scenic tractors rides to hop on. There’s also a perfect-for-the-little apple orchard where you can pick your own fruit. And let’s not forget about the food at the Blossom Café, which offers both on-site dining and a nice selection of goodies to take home. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, start at $14, with kids three and under being free.

City of London

London, Ontario, might not be as big and cosmopolitan as its namesake, but this small city still has plenty of ways to entertain your family for either a day or over a weekend. There’s the London Children’s Museum, which is best for kids under 10; Storybook Gardens, which offers amusement park rides on the weekends until early October, then switches to offering a Halloween party; and The Factory, a giant indoor playground that both kids and adults will love. If you’re spending the night and need accommodations, consider family-favourite Lamplighter Inn, which features an indoor pool and waterslide.

City of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of Ontario’s leading tourism destinations for a good reason: It has something for everyone! From the natural beauty of the Falls to the controlled chaos that is Clifton Hills, your family won’t be bored here. New to town is The Tunnel. Located at the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, this 2,200-foot-long tunnel will reveal the Falls to your family in a whole new way. Access to this attraction is included in your ticket to the Niagara Parks Power Station, which starts at around $18, with kids five and under being free. While Niagara can be an easy day trip, if you want to spend the night, there are tons of family-friendly hotel options including the legendary Great Wolf Lodge, home to one of the GTA’s best waterparks.

Hamilton Conservation Lands

Around Hamilton

If you’re looking for a one-day getaway into nature that doesn’t require hours of driving, then the many beautiful properties overseen by the Hamilton Conservation Authority might be a great fit. They offer a variety of family-friendly hiking opportunities with plenty of opportunities for scenic photos. Stop by the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area and see, “the watershed’s most unique natural gems,” complete with underground caves. Then pop over to Christie Lake and take a hike around the lake (or even a swim if the weather’s still warm). And don’t forget about the waterfalls! While the dramatic Devil’s Punchbowl is currently closed to visitors, other falls are open, though some, such as Tew and Webster Falls found in the Spencer Gorge, do require reservations on the weekend. Note that all parks have a parking fee, which varies depending on which location you’re visiting.

Kawartha Lakes

Muskoka tends to hog the spotlight when it comes to scenic, woodsy destinations in Ontario, but this province is rich in outdoorsy getaway options. Take Kawartha Lakes for example. This laidback area is one of the best spots to see the fall colours, and is filled with opportunities to hike, canoe, and connect your family with nature, thanks to the presence of multiple family-friendly wildness areas including Balsam Lake Provincial Park and the Ken Reid Conservation Area. If your family is spending the night, consider renting one of the area’s many cottages, which often offer discounted rates in the fall. And don’t forget to stop in Port Perry, a town so cute that it’s starred in multiple Hallmark movies (it also has some tasty dining options).

Pingle’s Farm Market

1805 Taunton Rd., Hampton

If your family lives in the eastern portion of the GTA, a day trip out to Pingle’s Farm Market is an easy drive to hours of fun. From September 10 until October 30, the farm hosts Harvest Festival, which features a 6.5-acre corn maze, a playland and the opportunity to pick-your-own apples and corn. The weekend edition of the festival also includes wagon rides and an impressive food and drink area that offers lots of yummy treats (try the apple fritter ice cream sunday) and live music. Weekend tickets start at $15 while tickets for Tuesday to Thursday, which features fewer activities and has a quieter feel, start at $10.

Rounds Ranch

1922 County Rd. 92, Elmvale

Horseshoe Valley

1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W, Barrie

Here’s a farm-focused getaway that’s a bit of a further drive, but that’s well worth the trip. The Ranch’s Pumpkin Mania Festival runs from September 17 until October 30 and features tractor rides, a play fort, a petting zoo, and a variety of fall-themed games. Also, there are pony and horse rides available! Tickets for Pumpkin Mania start at $14 (if pre-booked) and each ticket includes a free pumpkin, your choice of size and colour. If you want to roll a trip to the Ranch into a weekend away, book at night at Horseshoe Valley, which is a roughly 20-minute drive from the farm. At Horseshoe Valley your family can hike, bike and — until mid-October — trek the treetops.

Santa’s Village Park

624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge, ON

Muskoka is always a great option for a road trip, especially in the fall when the leaves are turning colours. But we know that kids generally aren’t too impressed by the beauty of nature so here’s something that might be more appealing to them: A Christmas-themed amusement park. Best for kids under 12, this park features dozens of rides, and such attractions as go karts and yes, meeting Santa. In mid and late October, the park also takes on a Halloween theme. During September and October, Santa’s Village is only open on the weekends and note that its last day of operation for 2022 is October 30. Kids under 36 inches are free but everyone else needs a ticket, which runs around $40.

Wye Marsh

16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON

Here’s another solid day trip option, located less than two hours outside of Toronto. This “provincially significant wetlands and woodlands,” covers 3,000 acres and is home to dozens of wildlife and bird species, some of whom you can meet at the Wye Marsh Nature Centre, a kid-friendly interpretative centre. Also on-site are trails, picnic facilities and guided kayak and canoe tours. Admission starts at $9, with kids three and under free.

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Masks!

Looks like we still need to wear reusable masks. Kids need them for back to school and adults need them in all indoor settings especially long-term-care homes and hospitals.

Here are couple suggestions. Although these masks are non-medical grade, they have been shown to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, keeping kids and families safer, and giving them a little peace of mind in these uncertain times.

Canadian Snack Pack Face Masks

Each pack comes with 3 face coverings: Poutine Face Mask, Ketchup Chips Face Mask and a Navy Blue Face Mask. 

Only remove this mask before eating!

 Canadian Snack Pack Face Masks. You receive three masks.

 

 

 

Canadian Sports Pack Face Masks

Each pack comes with 3 face coverings: One curling design, one hockey design and a black plain mask.

Don't be a spectator...wear your mask!

Canadian Sports Face Mask pack includes one curling design, one hockey design and a black plain mask.

Fun Ideas for the Last Days of Summer 2022

By mid-August our summer days are waning. I’m on a mission to help us all make the very most of this sacred time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an autumn girl through and through and I can’t wait to throw on a cable knit sweater and pick some apples, but until then I plan on savouring every second of the coming weeks with my kids.

Here are a few ideas I have savour the last days of Summer:

  1. I have an end of summer checklist. There are ideas for the coming weeks and it includes a drive-in movie, preserving a large batch of pickles, and buying dinner from the food trucks that have been set up not too far from my home all summer. What’s on your list?
  1. I also do an annual end of summer quiz, and plan on passing it out to my boys next week. This accidental keepsake is one we all cherish and is such a wonderful way to remember the seemingly insignificant details of our summer.
  1. I really love the idea of ending the summer with a celebratory meal, which is why I always try to host an outdoor dinner on Labour Day weekend. I rarely deviate from this late-summer buffet menu, mostly because it’s one that pleases eaters of all ages and is so simple to put together, leaving more time to hang outside with the fam.
  1. No special occasion dinner would be complete without some end of summer cocktails, but I also really like the idea of just pouring a drink or two for my husband and I to enjoy outside next week after the kids are in bed. Despite the heat and humidity during the day, the evenings are almost always cooler at the end of the August, and it’s a perfect way to spend our time at the end of a long day. We have all fall and winter to sit inside in front of the TV or computer.
  1. Lastly, I’m going to adopt our family’s summer vacation ritual and put it into practice next week: we’ll eat ice cream every afternoon in between afternoon naps and swim time. It really is the little things that make the best memories.

Oh, and here’s a bonus idea: my middle son recently requested that we print one of his favourite Instagram pictures from the summer and hang it over his desk. Such a great idea! I uploaded the chosen pic to Costco’s website, and printed the image as a 12×12 photo. Then I went to Ikea and bought a frame that fits the picture’s size perfectly, and hung it just as he requested. Now, every time we walk by the photo we remember that summer day and it brings a smile to all of our faces.

Tell us, what are you doing to savour the final days of summer?

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Happy 40th Birthday Compact disc(CD)!

Forty years ago today, the compact disc(CD) was born and surpased the cassette tape in sales. CDs changed how we listened to music. Buying your first one was a momentous occasion. For some childhood nostalgia, can you reach back in your mind and remember what your first CD was?

Here are our first CD purchases.

Go Go's(Vacation)

Go Gos Vacation CD cover

Duran Duran(Rio)

Duran Duran Rio CD

Roxy Music(Avalon)

Roxy Music Avalon CD

 

Your Summer Soundtrack!

Summer! There’s often lots of talk about the weather, short work weeks,  camping, cottage time, beaches and having fun but not about summer music. It's the universal language. We all have a good idea in our head of what the best summer songs are. If you think deeply about the songs that soundtrack your summer, you will most likely come up with quite a surprising playlist. We know we did and had summertime fun recalling them.

Here' s our curated playlist to soundtrack your days in the sun. Some songs scream SUMMER and some spark memories of summers gone by. As music is our therapy, it's a lot to listen to. Enjoy!

The Jamies - Summertime, Summertime : 2. Bananarama - Cruel Summer:3. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World:4. Vivaldi - Summer (The Four Seasons):5. Barenaked Ladies - Lovers in a Dangerous Time:

Memories of growing up in Scarborough, Ontario!6. HAIM - Summer Girl:7. Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime: 8. Beth Orton - Central Reservation:9. The Go Gos - Vacation: 10. Diesel - Sausalito Summer Nights: 11. Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere in Summertime 1982:12. Be Good Tanyas - The Be Good Tanyas - Littlest Birds:13. Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine:14. The Tragically Hip - 50 Mission Cap:15. Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime:16. Phantom Planet - California: 17. Lighthouse - Sunny Days:18. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl:19. The Lovin Spoonful - Summer In The City:20. Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love: 21. Beck - No Distraction: 22. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two:

Who does not want to skip rope and play hopscotch to this song?23. Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer: 24. Snail Mail - Heat Wave: 25. Courtney Barnett - Before You Gotta Go: 26. Alanis Morrissette - Hand In My Pocket: 27. Fontaines D.C. - I Don't Belong:28. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough:29. Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy): 30Len - Steal My Sunshine: 31. Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing in the Street: 32. Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun: 33. Neil Young - Harvest Moon: 34. Spirit of The West - Home For a Rest:35. Fleetwood Mac - Landslide:36. Jungle - Heavy, California:37. Natalie Merchant - Frozen Charlotte: 38. The Cranberries - Dreams: 39. Ria Mae(feat. Serena Ryder) - The World is Falling:  40. Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach:41. Arkells - Where U Goin:42. The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer: 43. Grease - Summer Nights: 44. Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin: 45. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill: 46. Feist - Sea Lion: 47. Serena Rider - Stompa:48. Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay:  49. Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth:50. That Summer Feelin’’ by Jonathan Richman:51. Wendy Rene - Bar B Q: 52. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun:53. The Commodores - Easy (Like Sunday Morning):54. Peggy Lee - Fever:55. Blondie - In the Sun: 56. R.E.M.- Night Swimming:57. Christopher Cross - Sailing:58. The Parachute Club - Rise Up: 59. 2 Skinnee J's - BBQ: 60. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out:61. MC Miker G. and DJ Sven - Holiday Rap:62. The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon: 63. Bryan Adams - Summer Of ’69: 64. Leon Bridges and Khruangbin - Texas Sun: 65. Billie Eilish - My future: 66. Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line: 67. The Beach Boys- Surfer Girl (1964): 68. The Style Council - Long Hot Summer:69. The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon:70. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime: 71. Harry Nilsson - Coconut: 72. Summerlong - Kathleen Edwards: 73. Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend:74. Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L.A: 75. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks: 76. Vance Joy - Riptide: 77. Sarah Harmer - Summertime: 78. Glass Animals - Heat Waves: 79. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby: 80. Tom Waits - Ice Cream Man: 81. Louis Prima - Banana Split for My Baby: 82. Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright: 83. Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg- California Gurls: 84. Bob Dylan - Summer Days: 85. Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness:  86. Peggy Lee - It's A Good Day: 87. Weezer - Island In The Sun: 88. Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - Somewhere over the Rainbow: 89. Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic: 90. Superchunk - This Summer: 91. Janis Joplin - Summertime: 92. Maggie Rogers - Burning: 93. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem:

Who wouldn't want to join in?

94. Love this! (Ode to Joy) - Beethoven Symphony No.9:95. Spice Girls - Wannabe: 96.  Jaws Theme Song:

97. The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: 98.Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

99. Sky Diggers - I Will Give You Everything:

100. Kendrick Lamar - Die Hard ft. Blxst & Amanda Reifer:

101. U2 - Beautiful Day: 102. Steely Dan - Peg: 103. Kate Bollinger - Who Am I But Someone: 104. The Sadies - All The Good: 105. Maggie Rogers - That’s Where I Am: 106. Bill Withers - Lovely Day: 

107. Kate Bollinger - Who Am I But Someone:  108. Wham! - Club Tropicana: 109. Van Halen - Dancing In The Street:110. Sade - The Sweetest Taboo: 111. The Aces - Girls Make Me Wanna Die:112. Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance:113. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone: 114. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up: 115. Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry: 116. Kenny Loggins - Footloose: 117. Jeremy Dutcher - Mehcinut:118. Kenny Loggins - Footloose:119. Jack White - Seven Nation Army: 120. Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again: 121. Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song: 

Best Halloween Gifts 2022

Danna Bananas offers fun decorations and unique costumes for the spookiest holiday, Halloween. Boo! Pumpkins and spiders, oh my! Since Sunday, October 31st, 2022 is creeping up, it is time to get your spook on as the Halloween season is upon us. Danna Bananas has a great variety of fun gifts and unique gifts that will transform you into the orange and black spirit not just for one day but everyday of the year, from funny Halloween costumes: (Scot In The Box, Butchered - Butcher's Apron and a Jack-O-Lantern Baby Bodysuit) to Halloween party gifts: (Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters, Cold Blooded Ice Cube Tray and Zombie Hand Ice Cube Tray). Amuse your inner play with novel Halloween toys: (Melting Witch Kit, Finger Feet and the Bucket Of Moustaches game). We also have an assortment of unique Halloween decorations. How about a Melting Pumpkin Kit or if your theme is Psycho, how about the Blood Bath Shower Curtain? We have no tricks up our sleeve just treats!

Funny Halloween Costumes, Halloween decorations, Fun Halloween Gifts and Halloween Party Ideas for Kids and the young at heart!

3D Zombie Hand Ice Mould

3D Zombie Ice Mold

Back to School Supplies 2022

Ready, Set, New School Year! Are you or your little ones heading back to school? Need Back-To-School supplies? From stationary, notebooks and eco-conscious lunch box accessories, to school themed socks and more, we have compiled a back to school shopping guide for you. Take a look through our catalog as Danna Bananas has you covered with school shopping that is fun and unique.

Drum roll please. Here’s the moment we’ve been waiting for…what’s cool for school!

After the summer off, we have a feeling, you'll need a reminder of what day it is.

Pencils for Days of the Week

Pencils with days of the week on them

You made a mistake…not a problem!

Unicorn Giant Eraser

Blue Unicom Giant Eraser

For Good – Snack Pack Travel sized reusable cutlery and case

For Good Cutlery in a box

We all need a fresh set of pencil crayons but how about scented ones?

Sketch Sniff Scented Pencils

Scented Pencil Crayons

Reusable Beeswax Wraps

Reduce single use plastics for back to school.

 

 

 

 

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