Boston Holiday Musicals/Theatre Outings With the Kids

There’s something so festive about kicking off the holiday season with a show or musical. Since the girls were little, we’ve enjoyed the tradition of going to the theatre during this time of year. We have yet to decide on a show for this year’s outing, but stay tuned! 

Interested in holiday stage experience with the kids? Here’s a handy guide to holiday family fun in the Boston area.

1) Boston Children's Theatre - Velveteen Rabbit, Madeline's Christmas
2) Boston Pops - Holiday Pops Kids Matinee, Home Alone in Concert
5) Shubert Theatre - A Charlie Brown Christmas, Urban Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams Holidaze
6) Wang Theatre - Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
7) Emerson Colonial Theatre - Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas,
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Hip Hop Nutcracker
8) Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre - Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience,  The Nutcracker by José Mateo Ballet Theatre
9) The Blue Man Group - Not really holiday themed but could be really entertaining for older kids.
12) Disney on Ice - Agganis Arena

Isn’t it fun to get dressed up, aw at the decor, and have a magical time with the kids!?


Easy Friday Fusion Dinner Platter & Movie Night!

This past weekend was girls’ weekend at our house since daddy was traveling. After a long week, I wanted to have a no-fuss and relaxing Friday evening with the girls. I decided to create a fusion platter for dinner. This kept it simple and gave the girls a chance to serve themselves and pick and choose per their liking. Most prep work was done before pick-up time, making it easy to assemble the platter as soon as the hot food came out of the oven.

Baked breaded cod fillets, buttered shrimp, pita, tzatziki, zhoug sauce (latest food crush from Trader Joe’s that is so similar in taste to Indian coriander chutney) and veggies. My older loves shrimp, but we rarely include shrimp in family dinners as my husband is allergic to crustaceans. My younger loves fish and pomegranate. And both girls love broccolini & carrots. Zhoug sauce is a little spicy for them but it added just the right kick and flavor for me. Overall, a balanced platter appealing to all taste buds.

After an easy clean up, we were ready to tuck ourselves into the couch for a movie. We ended up watching Bolt to please a certain 7-year old dog lover. It turned out to be a smooth Friday evening, just as intended.