Month: May 2023

Elitch Gardens’ Dive-in Movies, Fireworks and Concerts for 2023

Get ready for a season full of fun! Elitch Gardens has announced an exciting series of special events at the park, starting with The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night on Saturday, June 10. Local Swifties can ride all day and then dance all night at the park’s Taylor Swift-inspired dance party in the all-decked-out Elitch Arena. This private event is 18+ only and requires a special ticket for entry. The rest of the season is stacked with thrilling and entertaining events that are included with any Season Pass or Park Admission Ticket. Here’s what is on deck this summer at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Super Hero Week – Guests of all ages will enjoy this week-long celebration from June 19 to June 25! Some of your favorite heroes will be on sight ...

This game made my child excited for bedtime (win it!)

Introducing Bedtime Board Game, the Denver-based founders are nominated for the Colorado Biz Magazine’s 2023 Entrepreneurs of the Year award! Before I became a mother, I sometimes daydreamed about what it would be like. In those visions, my child’s bedtime was the sweetest part of the day. Cute pajamas. Learning how to brush teeth with that sparkly blue toothpaste. Cherished bedtime stories and songs. Soft blankets enveloped whispers and snuggles that faded into sweet dreams. Then I became a mother. And bedtime was… not that. Bedtime was arguing about who would pick up toys. And a hundred delays on the way to pajamas. And tears about teeth brushing. And “Do I need to set a timer?” And “If you don’t get moving, we’re going to run out of time to read books.” By the time my 4-year-old d...

Water World’s Sensory-friendly Accomodations

Did you know: Since being awarded the Certified Autism Center accolade in 2020, Hyland Hills Water World has expanded its accessibility efforts to ensure all guests can enjoy the water park? Recently the team completed the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) Certified Autism CenterTM recertification process which requires 80% or more of all public-facing staff to complete a training and certification program to better understand and welcome autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families. With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need or sensitivity and 1 in 36 children diagnosed with autism in the United States, the demand for more trained and certified options like Water World is at an all-time high. Water World’s Sensory-friendly Opti...

New and Improved Casa Bonita: Your First Look!

 A cultural institution in the Denver area, Casa Bonita, under new ownership, is proud to open with a refreshed look and feel, and a brand new culinary team. While maintaining the magical ability to transport guests back in time to 1970s Mexico, Casa Bonita provides an unmatched experience that includes live music, shows, games and memories that will last a lifetime. Gretchen takes us through all the changes!  Casa Bonita’s iconic pink building stands steadfast at the corner of Colfax and Otis (just east of Wadsworth), as proud and majestic as it ever seemed to my little-kid brain. Built in 1974, the restaurant marks nearly every “Coloradoan Knows” type of list, several tourist sites and certainly a lot of memories for those of us that grew up here or have ever visited. New and I...

Contest: Win tickets to Bounce Empire, the world’s largest inflatable amusement park!

Get ready to fly this summer and be sure to scroll down to enter to win a $100 gift card!  Bounce Empire opened a 50,000-square-foot indoor bounce house theme park in Lafayette, Colo. With more than 50 attractions for guests of all ages, it set new record for the world’s largest indoor inflatable amusement park.  Bounce Empire’s signature attraction is a 30-foot inflatable “monster slide” Kraken that propels visitors at lightning-fast speeds. Similar inflatable structures include Triple Raptor, Twister Slide, High Voltage Grinder & Warped Wall and The Ultimate Wild One – one of the longest indoor inflatable obstacle courses in the world at 280 feet.    The expansive space will feature inflatable games, obstacle courses, multiple bars, a 21+ lounge, mo...

Denver Day of Rock: A free family-friendly music festival

Do you want to rock your way into summer?  The 2023 Denver Day of Rock will be held on Saturday, June 3rd. Founded in 2004, Denver Day of Rock is a FREE one-day music festival taking place on three stages across downtown Denver’s LoDo District starting at 1 p.m. Open to all, the family-friendly Denver Day of Rock will also feature food trucks, a silent disco, a beer garden, balloon artists, face painters and more. This year’s line-up will feature 15 amazing bands, with three headliners: Frank Ray – a Texas chart-topper and bilingual recording artist opening doors for a modern Latino Country movement Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers – An American rock band know their timeless blend of punk rock, country-western and mariachi influences and incre...

Deals: Festivals, fitness and Denver attractions

How many of us forget the real meaning of Memorial Day – in favor of an extra day off work, the start to summer, cook-outs, baseball…and maybe a sale or two? But kudos to TAG Restaurant Group (Guard & Grace, Los Chingones, Babu, and HashTag who will offer 50% off for parties up to four of veterans and active military. Every restaurant will have a spot for the “missing man” honoring those military men and women that are not here. Happy Memorial Day. But, let’s not forget the price paid for our fun weekend. GetOutPass Denver. Enjoy Denver’s best attractions like Elitch Gardens, Fat Cats, and Bandimere Speedway all year long. GetOutPass is a 12-month membership to Denver’s best attractions that can be paid for in a few ways, making it affordable for everyone. Their Memorial Day ...

GetOutPass Sale: Get HUGE discounts on Denver’s Best Attractions!

Summer is upon us in Denver and we are here to help you have the best summer ever…and to keep that fun going all year long.  WHAT IS GETOUTPASS? NOW is the time to secure your GetOutPass so you can enjoy oodles of free admissions to Denver’s best attractions like the Downtown Aquarium, Bandimere Speedway, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, ice rinks, bowling and more. Scroll down to redeem their INSANE Memorial Day $75 discount!  The GetOutPass is a 12-month membership to Denver’s best attractions making it affordable for everyone.  XCLUSIVE DISCOUNT If you use code MILEHIGHMAMAS at checkout you’ll get the $70 discount off the yearly price, making the pass just $29.95 per person! VENUES The list of venues is what got us excited about having the GetOutPass for our family. W...

Denver’s Best Family Events and Festivals for Summer 2023

Denver’s summer festival season is upon us and we’ve teamed up with Visit Denver to share Denver’s Top Family-friendly Summer Festivals for 2023. Do you want to do a deeper dive into Denver fun? Be sure to bookmark The Ultimate Denver Summer Activity Guide (250+ Ideas) and the Colorado Bucket List: 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit.  Family Summer Festivals in Denver Taste of Colorado at ¡Viva! Streets Denver. This reformatted annual festival will take place over three Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Civic Center Park to celebrate diverse food, music and culture. www.denver.org  The Denver Barbecue Festival (May 27–28, 2023) – This festival brings together top pitmasters from Denver and around the country to serve award-winning barbecue. The fe...

Your Must Know Gift Guide for Your Husband

Unlike the stereotypical gifts a man tends to receive in your average Hallmark Christmas movie, your husband neither wants nor needs a new tie for work, a box of assorted licorice, or a pair of new socks for every day of the week as a gift. Instead, for the sake of his happiness (and the quality of the gifts you receive from him in the long term), make sure you read on to discover your must know gift guide for your beloved hubbies.  Stay Away from Overtly Practical Gifts  Unless you are fully aware of an item of technology your husband needs for his home office, or he has been dropping hints surrounding the best new smartphone released this year, stay away from overtly practical gifts and instead find something he would never have thought of buying himself.  Perhaps he is an...

Father’s Day in Denver: 50+ ways to celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18, 2023 and we’re here to help you celebrate Dad’s awesomeness. Don’t miss these ideas for celebrating Father’s Day in Denver.  Looking for gifts for Dad? Check out these customizable graphic tees by Black Lantern, screen printed in Estes Park, or these cool Colorado trucker hats and apparel by YoColorado. Father’s Day Events & Festivals in Denver The Denver BBQ Festival  WHEN: May 27-28, 2023 WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High The free Denver BBQ Festival brings together legendary pitmasters from Denver, Texas, Kansas City, St. Louis and around the nation to serve award-winning BBQ. In addition, attendees can enjoy cold beer and drinks, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations, games and activities for the whole fam...

Custody Battles: How Kayden’s Law protects at-risk Denver children

No child should ever be court-ordered to be left alone with a dangerous abuser, period. The Keeping Children Safe from Family Violence Act (a.k.a. Kayden’s Law) which is now in the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act, makes children’s safety a priority in custody disputes between parents. It incentivizes states to implement the law by increasing grants for programs to keep children safe including the allocation of federal funding for training for judges and other court personnel on family violence subject matter. States passing bills compliant with Kayden’s Law requirements are eligible for a minimum of $25 million in federal funds, starting in FY 23. One might think an abuser being awarded custody is an exception in family court; however, it is not. A presumption that shared parenting...