How to Plan a Party If You Have Allergies and Food Intolerance


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Well, that dreaded day may be arriving soon. You have a group of friends that you want to have a party with, go out somewhere, but everyone has different tastes, diets and preferences. How would you ever be able to put a party together if you have many food restrictions and dietary limitations that you friends have to adhere to? Selectivor.com and their app have come to rescue – there is a way now to specify different dietary preferences, avoidances, likes/dislikes, and allergies in an app and on a platform of Selectivor to be able to plan for any group and occasion.

Let’s say you have a party to set up. In order to use Selectivor (http://www.selectivor.com), all you need to do is knowing who is coming to the party, and what their food preferences are, and you can input that into a system that will give you 3 master lists of what your group is allowed to eat, maybe allowed to eat, and what they cannot eat at all. That way, when you are planning a menu, you will be able to satisfy not only everyone’s cravings, but also dietary needs and limitations.

With us, not just among our friends, but even in our family we have certain tastes, likes/dislikes, intolerances and allergies. Whenever we are going out or setting up a party at home, this is always an issue. What ingredients do we need to put together a menu that will suit everyone’s tastes and food restrictions. What is appropriate to eat for out diets? What can we order that will allow us not to have to cheat every time we are having a gathering, and are forced to break our diet when we are only offered foods that are not good for us, and only appeal to our cravings?

How We Celebrated a Birthday Party with Selectivor

With Selectivor I was able to plan our recent birthday party outing where we looked on our list of foods to eat before ordering, and also requested to change a few items on the menu to be able to stay within our list of what was allowed.

How to Plan a Party If You Have Allergies and Food Intolerance

We ended up ordering a charcuterie platter with lots of cured meats and cheeses to go along with the Keto diet that we are trying to stay on.

How to Plan a Party If You Have Allergies and Food Intolerance

For dessert we were lucky enough to order a huge shareable dish and enjoy each others company without worrying about anyone getting sick or uncomfortable. We knew what everyone was able to eat, and we were confident that everyone was happy about what they got.

What is Selectivor?

Here is a video from Selectivor – what a cute cartoon to show what exactly Selectivor is used for –

How to Use Selectivor When you Need to Plan a Party If You Have Allergies and Food Intolerance

Here is my own video where I show how I can use Selectivor to set up profiles for our family friends, and then set up group events, and how it can help me with setting up a menu for our event.

Selectivor Giveaway

Selectivor decided to sponsor a giveaway on our blog – here are the terms – US only, 1 winner. Winner will receive a prize pack from Selectivor (gift kit includes a Selectivor t-shirt and a set of four (4) eco-friendly cork coasters). The host of the giveaway is Box Roundup blog, the business providing and mailing the prize is Selectivor. There will be no refunds, returns, or reimbursements once the prize is mailed to the winner. The winner will need to confirm US mailing address before receiving the prize Giveaway terms.

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E-Learning for Kids – Dacobots Will Teach While Kids are Gaming

Dacobots e-learning platform

If you have a toddler like I do, it is quite possible that your toddler, just like mine, is able to play on any device by swiping fingers, dragging objects, and even using a mouse, or a mousepad like mine does. This is the new reality. 2 year olds are able to understand and use technology, and love gaming and learning from a very early age. We have a variety of educational games for our kids, and this is what we try to provide them with, first and foremost, to let them learn while they play – they won’t even notice.

I have got to try a new online platform with my kids called the Dacobots. It is an interesting site where anyone can become a member, and can provide their kids with opportunities to expand their knowledge in Math, Health, Sciences, Language, History, and Art.

The membership on the site costs less than 5 Euros per month, and will be a well worth it investment! The material that the website covers is similar to many homeschooling programs I have seen, and is presented in such a fun way on the site! I think the programs and games can be used both for homeschooling, as well as supplementing and reinforcing knowledge for the kids.Dacobots e-learning platform

We had our 2 year old actually playing lots of games from the site that are geared towards Kindergarten students – she was able to understand what was asked, and loved the games! She practiced sorting objects by season, learned to dress a bunny appropriately for the weather, counted snowflakes, sorted fruits, learned a lot about different seasons, played puzzles, and matching games. She absolutely loved this platform, and all the learning and gaming options!

Dacobots e-learning platform

The idea behind this whole course is the robots that are guiding you through the tasks, explaining what needs to be done. There are five different robots that are there to make it easier for the kids, and more fun to go through the challenges. Our kids see and experience so many different robots in their daily life – they have toy robots, they see robots everywhere, and these man-made creatures are always intriguing, and inspiring to learn and discover more! It is great to see robots leading the kids ahead in their learning – this generation of kids will be growing up with robots everywhere, it is great to get them started with this futuristic looking platform!

This platform is still developing. Now they have levels for K, 3, and 5th Grades available. We have so far tried Grade K level, and I feel the games are appropriate for the kids of this age. I have homeschooled my 2 kids at Grade K level, and I remember the programs they were following, and I think this would have been an awesome addition! Kids love to learn on computers, and it makes it easier for them to learn as they don’t even know or notice they are actually learning!

I recommend this platform if you are considering getting a summer program for your kids, or just to give them a chance to play and learn at the same time – what a great way to get their education through gaming! Definitely not boring! Our toddler wouldn’t stop playing these games, and practiced so many skills – I couldn’t believe the variety and the fun that comes with it.

What I also found was that the games practiced different skill sets that you would typically find in workbooks for kids. I am a huge proponent of rote learning, however, logical and critical thinking are a lot more important, and I believe these games in Dacobots teach children in a more effective way by training their brain to think logically and strategically, making inferences and logical assumptions. How do you sort by season based on what you know? How do you associate parts with the whole?

Dacobots e-learning platform

Learning life skills is another important stepping stone for little kids of Kindergarten and Pre-K ages. This is what our toddler is mostly working on. How do you get dressed for the right weather outside? How do you learn various terms that surround you in everyday life, and understand what various objects are used for? How do you comprehend nature phenomena at this early age?

All of the material is accompanied by effective and fun games, explanations, objectives, so parents can determine what to recommend to the child to play, based on what the child is working on in their learning program. Beautiful art in the games helps to create stunning visuals that make learning a lot of fun!

Check out Dacobots for supplementing homeschooling lessons, or just for fun – this is the platform to use for your kids’ e-learning!

This is a sponsored post. Sample was provided free of charge for testing.

 

Package from Santa

We are preparing for the holidays this week, and for the next few weeks as well – presents, and decor ideas coming up! Our baby is going to have her third Christmas this year, but this is probably the first year for her when she is actually realizing what is going on more or less, and we will have to start forming some of the major childhood memories for her, including Santa Claus. I am going to be getting our toddler a letter from Santa – check it out!

Package from Santa

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Bubble Words – Letter Splash New Game Review and Giveaway

Bubble Words

What is one thing that I love to do when I have to wait somewhere? I love playing games on my iphone! I find reading books while waiting is too distracting, and I love games that make me think, but at the same time relax as well. A few years ago, when my older kids were just learning how to spell words, we used to play Scrabble a lot. Now we have a toddler, and rarely play games like that any more because she would just destroy the game for us, and throw around all of the letters.

Bubble Words

Now you can play a similar game, just on your phone. This makes it easier to play a game like that when you have a baby or a toddler like we do. You could get a game for yourself, your kids, and your friends. This new game I am talking about is called “Bubble Words – Letter Splash”. It is available in AppStore and in Google Play.

This game is so simple to play – make 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, etc letter words, and collect points, then level up, collect prizes and game upgrades! Do you like to play Candy Crush? Well, this is almost the same game except you are practicing making words, so it is quite a bit more educational, especially for kids learning how to spell words correctly.

Bubble words

This game has so many fun turns and twists! Each level has a number of challenges that you need to overcome to progress, and level up. You have to strive to make longer, more complex words in order to succeed in this game, and it is full of surprises!

I have played it a few times, and have leveled up to level 15 so far. My kids have played it as well, and loved it!

Bubble Words

This game can be connected with Facebook, and then you can check and see how your friends are doing in it as well!

The whole game is set to be taking place underwater, with the cutest little sea creatures, and adventures! This game will be fun for both kids, and grown-ups. I love the cartoon style graphics, and the whole positive experience of this game – it is not overly difficult like some other games I have played, and is really not too frustrating to play – even if you are slow, you will not automatically lose because of your speed. The game gives you plenty of tips if you get stuck with the gameplay, and it also alerts you when you make up a correct word out of different letter combinations. I absolutely love this game!

Here are a few questions for you that you can answer in the comments: Do you often play games on your phone when you are waiting? What is your favorite game? How much do you usually play games on your phone for per day/week? Do your kids like to play word games? What is your favorite word game or word puzzle app?

Here is a video that I have made showing how you can play the game Bubble Words on your phone.

Now for the giveaway!

1 winner will receive 30 Euros as an iTune gift card! This giveaway ends on November 24.

This giveaway is Worldwide. The Giveaway is sponsored by Genera Games, the creator of Bubble Words, and Genera Games will be sending the 30 Euro iTunes gift card to 1 winner. Box Roundup or any other bloggers associated with this giveaway are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

In order to participate in this giveaway, please, follow the giveaway form.

This giveaway is actually a part of a giveaway blog hop, please, enter some of the other or all of the giveaways in the blog hop – they are all from awesome blogger-friends, and have amazing prizes!

 

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Thankful & Stuffed – A Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail & Capturing the Moment! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!

Disclosure: Karen’s Got Mail, Capturing the Moment and the Thanksgiving Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.