Mama Rucci

I Don’t have an inside voice, Please Stop asking me to use it!

Disney Came to My House April 12, 2010

My kids are grown but that doesn’t stop me from having kid parties! I’m lucky to have friends and family with children of all ages. I was asked if I’d like to throw a Disney Celebration Party….ok I’m the Biggest Disney fan EVAH!! I’m the adult that skips down Main St and runs to Mickey and other characters to hug them and get their autographs. I still watch all the Disney movies, I AM a Princess and I’m married to my Prince Charming. A total kid at heart! I think if you don’t have fun at Disney you need to go move to the highest mountain and just be by yourself! With all that said, of course I want to have a Disney Party!

Nobody was surprised when I called them to invite them to my party. We had a total of nine kids ranging from 1 yr- 10 yr. I had the table set with all the goodies from my Big Red Box. One child asked who’s birthday it was…haha. No birthday, just a way to celebrate the gorgeous weather….. The kids kinda looked at me as if I had three eyes…no birthday yet we’re having a party?…whatever, bring on the FUN!  They just don’t get it, but they will! We had Mickey
/Minnie Mouse ears, coloring books, bingo, magnetic characters, match games, trivia, and much more. OH and of course we had balloons…Mickey balloons, which let me just say it’s very hard to get the ears blown up right. Wondering how they do it at Disney. I thought it appropriate to have on the Disney channel. There was enough attention spans to watch a whole movie. The kids got so excited with all the party stuff- everything was flying…EVERYWHERE.

Balloons were being tossed, passed, sat on, popped, and even the dog was made to join the party. They ran from room to room color, dance, watch the TV(for 10 seconds), to stopping to have a brief conversation with another child to let them know why their favorite character was the best!

My fave….. Captain Hook… I know he’s a bad guy. I met him when I was nine at Walt DisneyLand. He was coming down Main Street in the parade and he grabbed me off the curb and danced with me, twirled me, and took me with him down the street (my mom followed on the side) I was a part of the parade- it was the Coolest thing in the world. Captain Hook and I stole the show…well that’s at least what my mom said.

Disney loves to give back to the community and now has a program where you can volunteer and receive a free ticket for the park. How awesome is that? You can go to for more information about the project. My nephew who is 11 years old just volunteered by making a blanket and donating it. He now has one FREE ticket to Disney. What a great lesson to teach our children!

You can have your own in-home celebration and enjoy these themed activities and recipes for your celebrations year round by going to

Have you been to Disney or do you plan on going there on a vacation? Tell us your thoughts below in the comments, we want to hear what you’ll be celebrating!


Ugly Babies May 21, 2009

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On May 15th I was blessed with a new niece, Alanna Marie, 7 LBs and so beautiful! Now I’m not just saying it because she’s my niece. Remember the Cone Heads from Saturday Night Live? Not her head…it’s perfect, like a little Cabbage Patch. How about the babies that look like they’re 180 years old, all wrinkly and blotchy? Not her, Alanna’s skin looked like she was ready for an infant pageant. On top of that, the night she came home she slept for almost 5 hours straight and only cries (if you want to call it that) when she’s hungry or needs to be changed.

4334_1100048714410_1622431501_244555_6363125_sI do thank god she’s beautiful. What would you do if you went to see someone who just had a baby and they weren’t that cute? Remember the Seinfeld episode? Let’s face it, most newborns are not beautifully cute- they need to get to room temp for at least a week or two, and dry out after being in fluid for 9 months. We all will say our babies were beautiful the day they were born, but will we admit that we thought while we were pregnant…” OMG, Please don’t let me have an ugly baby“. When they’re born, our hormones are so screwed up, I don’t think it would really matter…what are you going to do, give it back. The elephant man had a mommy too! At this point you say it’s the beauty within that counts.

Too harsh? It’s the truth so fess up! Tell me your baby fears (and we’re not talking health or 10 fingers and toes) that would be a no brainer.

Back to Alanna- the Beautiful Baby 🙂

I’m going to let you in on a secret, I was hoping she would be a pain in the ass….just like her father…hehe. Not that I would want to cause her mom any problems (I do like her) but it’s always fun to sit and watch other people go through the pains of raising a child (Not serious pains just those that you can say been there done that). I do have plans for her to be treated like a princess, bitch her up a little…if you’ve read my post about my nephews, you’ll know that I love all my nieces and nephews and love to spoil the crap out of them. I guess I’ll have to wait til this one is at least 6 months to get her going in the right direction. UMMM yes I’m devious.

Can’t wait to read your comments!