AquaBall Hosts Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes

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Beloved children’s beverage brand AquaBall is hosting a Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes with awesome prizes just in time for back-to-school season. AquaBall is the only zero-calorie, sugar-free and preservative-free children’s beverage currently on the market. The naturally flavored water is available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape and Strawberry Lemonade – and features fan favorite characters from Disney’s “Frozen”, Disney Princesses, Marvel’s “Avengers,” and Disney Classic Characters.

AquaBall’s Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes will run from August to September 2017. Entering is super easy! Simply visit and complete the entry form including a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall – don’t forget to tag#Sugarlessbacktoschool and @aquaballdrink.

  • Six lucky participants will win a one month’s supply of AquaBall (one 6-pack of each flavor), which will be drawn every Monday between August 14th and September 18th
  • Ten winners will receive a one year supply (twelve 24-count packs), which will be drawn Monday September 18th.

I received samples of AquaBall and the Fruit Punch and Grape are a hit in our house!

Happy Back-to-School!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to post. Image was also provided.

Ruby’s Diner Supports Local Schools with September Back to School Donation Drive


Join Ruby’s Diner in support of the local school systems and help make a notable impact on the lives of students by participating in Ruby’s Back to School Drive during the month of September.  Each participating Ruby’s Diner location aims to fill five backpacks with needed school supplies to benefit students in the local community and low-income school districts. Donate an item from the Supply Wish List and receive a “Buy One Get One” exclusive Ruby’s Diner coupon to redeem at any location.


Supply Wish List



Planners or notebooks

College Ruled Lined Paper

Graphing Paper



Glue Sticks


Index note cards


#2 Pencils

Colored Pencils



Mini Staplers

Pocket Folders



Pencil Pouch

Facial Tissues




September 1-30, 2017



Participating Ruby’s Locations

Ardmore: 5 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003. 610.896.7829

Costa Mesa – South Coast Plaza: 3333 Bear St. at South Coast Plaza – Suite 120, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 714.662.7829

Downey: 8801 Apollo Way, Downey, CA 90242. 562.401.4011

Huntington Beach: #1 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. 714.969.7829

Glen Mills – Brinton Lake: 919 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342. 610.358.1983

Irvine: 4602 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604. 949.552.7829

Irvine Spectrum: 505 Spectrum Center Drive in Irvine Spectrum. 949.753.7829

Laguna Hills: 24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. 949.588.7829

Long Beach: 6405 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. 562.596.1914

Cabazon – Morongo: 49000 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230. 951.849.3850

Oceanside: 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054. 760.433.7829

Palm Springs: 155 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. 760.406.7829

San Diego – Mission Valley Mall: 1640 Camino Del Rio N., #360P, San Diego, CA 92108. 619.294.7829

Yorba Linda: 21450 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92887. 714.779.7829.

Credit: Ruby’s Diner.

About Ruby’s Diner

Celebrating 35 years of success in 2017, Ruby’s Diner first opened on the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, California in 1982. Today Ruby’s Restaurant Group is a privately held company that operates and franchises multiple Ruby’s Diner concepts across the nation. With over 32 U.S. stores across California, Nevada and Texas, including mall, casino and airport locations, Ruby’s Diner serves up America’s favorite burgers, hand-made milkshakes, and delicious fries in addition to a wide selection of breakfast entrees. Shooby Dooby down to Ruby’s online at and stay connected for company news and updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

MIGUEL’S JR. Huntington Beach Announces Grand Opening September 6th


Miguel’s Jr. is pleased to announce the new location in Huntington Beach, California, located in the Newland Shopping Center, will officially open on Wednesday, September 6. The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Miguel’s Jr. founders Mike and Mary Vasquez and President and CEO Javier Vasquez, followed by complimentary lunch for all in attendance.


Miguel’s Jr. Huntington Beach marks the brand’s 17th location in California and spans 3,000 sq.ft., offering the convenience of a drive-thru as well as dine-in counter service, an enclosed patio, and original murals representing iconic Huntington Beach, courtesy of local artist Dave Avanzino. The new location serves the full homestyle Mexican menu and new beverage menu featuring the fresh squeezed, all natural lemonade and housemade horchata with 100% all natural pure cane sugar.



Miguel’s Jr.

19620 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located in the Newland Shopping Center near intersection of Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue.



Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.




Founded in Corona, California in 1975 by Mike and Mary Vasquez, Miguel’s Jr continues to offer superb-quality family recipes in a fast-food environment using premium ingredients, inspired by the cuisine of Central Mexico. With 16 locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County, Miguel’s Jr is expanding to key markets in Southern California, spreading their unparalleled standard for customer service and reputation for delivering the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food daily.  For more information, including menu items and locations, visit


Instagram: @Miguels_Jr

Twitter: @WeAreMiguelsJr

One Lucky Kiddo will the next BTS #zulilycutie!


zulily has launched the search for their next #zulilycutie, and it’s all about celebrating the back-to-school season!  At zulily, they are ALL about inspiring their fans to share the unique and special #zulilycutie in their life on social media! So, in celebration of all the cuties out there, they are hosting another contest to find their next OFFICIAL #zulilycutie (aged between 5 to 13 years-old), who will be the face of an upcoming zulily campaign!


So, what is a #zulilycutie? It’s an adorable kid with a unique style, personality and sense of fun. Above all, they’re looking for a cutie who embodies the zulily spirit. At zulily, what makes them unique is their use of real people as models to tell a story around the products their customers love. Many of their models are everyday people like you and me, unique in all the best ways!

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The winner of the #zulilycutie contest will receive:

  • A trip to zulily headquarters in Seattle, WA for a photo shoot featuring the cutie, which will be used in an upcoming zulily campaign!
  • Featured in images and posts across zulily’s social media channels!
  • A feature blog post here on The Find!
  • The opportunity to take over zulily’s Instagram account and more!

Be sure to watch the zulily social channels for updates on this exciting contest! All information, including how to enter, is available at the link below.

Contest Blog Link:

Credit: zulily provided info and images. Some form of compensation may have been received. SoCal City Kids is not affiliated with the contest. 

Newport Dunes Presents Steely Damned 2 With Free Concert 9.2


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is celebrating Labor Day Weekend in Classic Rock style with The Steely Damned 2 and special guest David Rosales performing live on Saturday, September 2 from 5-10 p.m.


Experience SoCal’s premier Classic Rock cover band, The Steely Damned 2, live while enjoying BBQ favorites provided by Back Bay Bistro, Food Trucks, a beer garden and full bars throughout the picturesque outdoor venue. Huntington Beach singer-songwriter David Rosales will open the show.

Doors open: 5 p.m.
David Rosales6 p.m.
The Steely Damned 2: 7 p.m.



Saturday, September 25-10 p.m.



Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

1131 Back Bay Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660



General Admission: FREE

VIP Seating: $75 and includes stage-front seating, Pass the Line Table & Bottle Service.

VIP Table service for Bistro BBQ menu only. Ticket price does not include food or beverage.

Order VIP seating online at

*Parking is $10 per car.


PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information on events and amenities at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, please call 949-729-3863 or visit


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is an iconic recreational area featuring a 450-slip marina, private waveless beach and playground that has been enjoyed by families since 1958. The Dunes’ signature restaurant, Back Bay Bistro, is a critically acclaimed dining destination open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring award-winning French American cuisine and stunning water views. Newport Dunes is also home to 24 mobile cottages available to the public and a state-of-the-art RV park.


Kids Fest Kicks Off This Weekend


Kids Fest is happening this weekend at Bowlmor AMF centers throughout the U.S.
Kids Fest was created by Bowlmor AMF as an event for families to come together at Bowlmor’s 300 locations across the country and enjoy a day of free bowling and fun, just in time for fall. Kids Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th at various Bowlmor AMF locations nationwide, which includes your local Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero, Brunswick Zone and AMF centers.
During the Kids Fest Event, kids of the age 15 and younger will receive one free hour of bowling and shoe rental, along with an official Kids Fest sticker. Adults will receive one hour of bowling for just $5, and food and drinks will be discounted as well.
Please visit Bowlmor AMF’s website ( to find your closest participating center. From there, check the center’s event page to see what day they will be hosting Kids Fest.  
Credit: Kids Fest/Bowlmor AMF.

Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica Opened on August 9th!


The fifth Whole Foods Market 365 opened on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. in Santa Monica, CA at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd at Pico.  Regular store hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week. This will be the second Whole Foods Market 365 location for the Los Angeles area.

The vibrant 30,000-square-foot space takes “neighborhood grocery store” to the next level with its mix of affordable grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations for customers seeking convenience and value. The store will offer high quality products without any artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

“Whole Foods Market 365 is all about the easy everyday shop—whether you’re meeting a friend for dinner and a glass of wine, stocking up on groceries for the week, or grabbing food to go, this store has a blend of fun foodie finds and convenience,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “Our Santa Monica store is a great example of the evolution of the 365 brand and we’re thrilled to bring this neighborhood a new place to shop and hang out.”

Exciting Features & Flavors

Groundwork Coffee: Open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., local favorite Groundwork Coffee features 100 percent certified organic hot and cold coffees and teas, including nitro cold brew coffee and a new vegan horchata & cold brew. In addition to coffee, Groundwork will offer a full menu of made-to-order breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, and bowls with many vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Highlights include house-made granola, Bitches Brew short rib sandwich, vegan kale caesar salad, and umami rice bowl. All eggs served are organic, and all meats are free of added hormones and antibiotics.

Asian Box Street Food: Regular hours 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday to Monday. All menu items are 100 percent gluten-free, customizable, and “dtam sang,” or made to order. Guests pick a base of rice, rice noodles or Asian salad, a protein like Six Spice Chicken, Lemongrass Pork, or Coconut Curry Tofu, then top it with a variety of ingredients likes wok steamed or spiced vegetables, crispy shallots, fresh jalapeno and caramel eggs. House made sauces include tamarind vinaigrette, Miss Jones’™ Sriracha, no-oil fish sauce, peanut sauce, and Asian Street Dust™.

Taqueria: An in-house kitchen offers tacos, bowls, burritos, plus build-your-own pizza and convenient ordering via kiosk. This venue includes many vegan options like tofu picadillo and jackfruit al pastor tacos, plus a full menu of Detroit-style pizza.

Antipasto bar: A mouth-watering selection of olives, roasted garlic, tapenades, pickled and marinated artichokes, beets and cauliflower sold by the pound.

Specialty cheeses: Planning a party? Stop by the specialty cheese set for a hand-picked selection of nearly 30 artisanal cheeses, from Parrano and Pavino to Seaside and Vermont Creamery’s Minimont, made exclusively for Whole Foods Market 365 stores.


Organic soda fountain: 100 percent organic, non-GMO sodas by Tractor Beverage Co made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The organic soda fountain will have rotating flavors on tap like Cola, Root Beer, Ginger Beer, Coconut, Cherry Cream and Cucumber.

Grab-and-go: Build your-own salad and meals at hot and cold bars with fresh ingredients. Shoppers can pick up ready-made wraps, sushi, pizza, sandwiches, pastas, breakfast tacos, plus crowd pleasing favorites like cakes, pies, fruit and veggie trays.

Fresh baked goods: Pick up baked goods by local favorite, Larder Baking Company, and choose from a selection of cookies, pastries and hearth breads. Plus, a bulk cookie bar will offer cookies by the pound.

“Flash Finds”: New, seasonal or unique offerings available for a limited time.  Flash Finds for opening week include Jica chips, Severino pasta, Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches and Milkadamia Macadamia Nut Milk.

On-site pairing kiosk: Scan wine bottles, beer or spirits for food pairing ideas, ratings, user reviews and recommendations. The beer, wine and spirits section has 400+ wines, 200+ craft, domestic and imported beers, 50+ spirits, with many organic and sustainable options.

365 Rewards:  A free digital loyalty program that gives customers special discounts, free products and other surprises. 365 rewards members receive 10 percent off more than 100 items throughout the store. Program highlights include 20 percent off all berries on Wednesdays, digital punch cards with buy 5 get 1 free offers and $5 off a $25 purchase for new members. Shoppers can sign-up here.

Tractor Soda       salad bar

Credit: Whole Foods Market 365.

5 Creative ways to host a kids birthday party!

Many parents want to celebrate their child’s birthday by planning something that will be unforgettable and will prove to be lots of fun for all. Hosting a child’s birthday party can be a great deal of fun but it takes a lot of hard work and planning to pull off something great. It also takes a great deal of money to plan a party that includes decorations, goody bags, delicious cake and food and is memorable for all attendees. This article will give you some tips on how to be creative when hosting your child’s birthday party so that you can save time and money.


  1. Host the party at your child’s favorite place. While hosting a party at home sounds like a fun idea, it takes a lot of effort to clean up your house and get organized for a party. A quick way to reduce your stress is to host the party at a location in which your child loves to play such as Jumper’s Jungle Family Fun Center. Hosting a party at a place where there is built in entertainment, food can be catered, and a party host can help you is a great way to plan a fun party and cut down on the stress.


  1. Pick a theme. Ask your child what type of birthday party they want to have. Perhaps your son wants a Paw Patrol party or your daughter would like a Shimmer and Shine party. Whatever their favorite theme is at the moment, base the party decorations, goody bags, food, and invitations off of the theme. This will make the party even more fun as your child’s favorite characters are involved. Be sure to add the characters to the cake!


  1. Take pictures. Be sure to take pictures so that you and your child can enjoy the memories for years to come. If you have a generous budget, consider hiring a photographer to take photos of the event. If you are throwing a party for your teenager, it might be a good idea to hire a photo booth company. Your child can get copies of all the photos that were taken in the booth and those who attend will also leave with a memorable token from the event. Be sure to get props for the photo booth that fit in with the theme of the party.


  1. Games. If you plan to host the party at your home and are looking for some entertainment, plan some games that go along with the theme of the party. You can always play pin the tail on the donkey or other classics that people will enjoy. If you have a large yard or a big open space in your home, consider purchasing a pinata and fill it with candy and trinkets.

Bounce house. Another great way to add entertainment to your party while staying on a budget is to either hire a bounce house company to set up in your yard or purchase a bounce house and set it up in your basement. Your kids will be sure to love the bounce house for a long time after the party.