Halloween Jumping Fun At Pump It Up!

If you’re looking for a fun and safe Halloween alternative for young kiddos, don’t forget to check out the not-so-scary happenings with our sponsors at Pump It Up!

2014 not so scary rack card

Kids are invited to dress in costume for a special,  Halloween themed open jump with games, activities, and plenty of bouncing. Oh, and your kiddos will be staying safe, warm, and dry! Sounds pretty great to me.

You can jump on in between 10AM-12 or 4-6PM on Friday.

If you’d like to have a little adult time, Pump it Up has a kids’ night out EVERY Friday, and Halloween is no exception!

You can head here to reserve your kids’ spots at, “Goblins’ Night In.”

Head here to get your place at one of the open jump sessions. You’ll save by purchasing in advance!


Disclosure: Pump It Up is a site sponsor. I would LOVE for you to mention Sounds Fun Mom when you jump on in!


Deal On Point Defiance Zoo Memberships. Save Ten Percent!

If you’ve been looking for a deal on a Point Defiance Zoo membership, you’re in luck!

I happened to stumble across a super rare coupon offer for zoo membership in the Val Pak coupon envelope. It’s only 10% off, but honestly, that’s about as good as it gets in terms of zoo membership deals. They ran one comparable one with some bonuses  last year on Cyber Monday.

Point Defiance Zoo

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Halloween Photos-Plus Play And Parties-at Frog n Kiwi in University Place!

Here’s a fun idea from our sponsors at Frog n Kiwi in University Place.

Stop in Friday night (that’s Halloween) between 1 and 5PM,  and get one, high quality digital image of your cuties for just 10.00.

Vivid Images is your professional photographer, and you don’t need an appointment for these quick, three minute sessions.

Halloween at Frog n Kiwi

I’ve never gotten great pics of the boys in their costumes because by the time I think of it it’s either dark out, or they’re crabby and tired.

I think this is a really clever idea.

Yes! You can have your kids' birthday party at the play center at Frog n Kiwi!

Yes! You can have your kids’ birthday party at the play center at Frog n Kiwi!

Of course, Frog n Kiwi is also a great place for University Place area little ones to play and party.

You’ll find Frog n Kiwi cafe and the attached play area, right next to the University Place Library in UP town center. Owner, Marc, wanted me to be sure to remind you that you can park in the big, dry parking garage under the building! Don’t be intimidated by the Whole Foods construction-there is lots of room, and Frog n Kiwi is open, cozy, and just waiting for your visit.

We love the clean space, the imaginative playthings, and that we can enjoy a latte while the kiddos play!

We also love that their parties are affordable and can be customized just for you. So many popular places just aren’t flexible like that.

You can get more information about the photo event here. You can read more about Frog n Kiwi’s great party options here.

or read more about their fun play space here!

They do close from time to time for private parties and special events, so I do suggest you call or check their Facebook page before you head out.  To book a party or get more information on their party packages, give them a call at (253) 292-1318,

Disclosure: Frog n Kiwi is a site sponsor. Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning Sounds Fun Mom when you visit!



Ready, Set, Read: Free Story Times At Tacoma Schools and Community Locations


I’m excited to tell you about a fun and FREE opportunity for Tacoma area preschoolers just perfect for a rainy day!   Communities in Schools of Tacoma is offering another series of free storytimes at area elementary schools and community spots. These events are designed to make sure kids are ready to hit the ground […]

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Must Know Tips For Youth Athlete Safety-And You Can Win The Ultimate College Football Fan Sweepstakes!


Do your kiddos play sports? We’ve tried several with each of the boys. Our older son’s favorite is soccer (Yeah-it was a little wet this weekend)! He’s been playing for several years now, and it’s so exciting to see how the boys have progressed from following the ball around in a big bunch (We call […]

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Skate For Free At Tiffany’s Skate Inn Sunday With A Peanut Butter Donation

Tiffany's peanut butter

Hey, Puyallup, our friends at TIffany’s Skate Inn sent over a note that they’re offering Free Admission Sunday, November 2nd, from 1-5Pm when you bring in a jar of peanut butter to donate to the food bank. I love it when a good deal meets a good cause. It’s kind of like chocolate and, well…..you […]

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Register Now For The Next Lowe’s Build And Grow!

Registration has opened for the next Lowe’s Build and Grow coming up Saturday the 8th at 10 AM. As of now, there are spots at all area stores. Woot! As always, these popular, free kids’ workshops do fill fast, so don’t wait to  sign up if you want in. The project is a science  lab-basically […]

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Things To Do Sunday!

Sunday See this post for our guide to the best, family friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes around the South Sound. Go salmon spotting  volunteers from the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed will be on hand to help children spot salmon returning to spawn. Several Renton area locations. Fall festival and trunk or treat at […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do For October 24th-26th

Boo! There are tons of Halloween happenings and fun things to do in Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and all over the South Sound this weekend! Best of all, there are lots of great, kid friendly events at my very favorite price-Free! Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun finder, Annaliese, […]

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Santa Express on Groupon

Mt.Rainier Railroad Santa Train

The Santa train is on Groupon! This one is the Santa Express from Mt.Rainier Scenic Railroad that runs out of Elbe. You can read more about my family’s fall outing on this train here. This deal gets you two tickets for 31.00, and while that’s still a good chunk of change, it is half off! […]

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