December 19, 2015

Music Together Class Review and Microphone Cupcakes

Today I am sharing a music themed recipe and a review for Music Together classes.
Music Together classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids (5–7) are found in
2,500 communities in more than 40 countries.
There’s one near you!
They say things happen for a reason. I wholeheartedly agree.
Two and a half years ago I decided last minute to attend a Cloth Diapering event with my then 6 month old daughter Ava near our home at Ft Polk, LA. We had a great time at the event and met some wonderful new friends including Ms Kandi, the local Music Together instructor. She had a booth set up and even did a demonstration with music from the class. I entered to win a gift certificate towards a semester of Music Together classes and guess what?! Ava and I won! I say Ava and I because attending Music Together classes is fun for both my daughter and I and it’s something we both look forward to every week.
We signed up for the following semester, and after just one class filled with singing, dancing, instrument playing, and lots of giggling happy kiddos, we were hooked! Ava and I continued to take Music Together classes for the next couple years and now that she is starting Pre K in January (yay!), I have signed my 8 month old, Stella up for classes.
I cannot say enough positive things about our weekly Music Together classes. We love our outgoing, always smiling teacher Ms. Kandi and I have referred numerous friends with little ones to the class. After starting the class, my little Ava, who was around 8-9 months, started clapping and humming. Then soon after she started walking and she gradually learned to say more and more words. I definitely believe that she reached these milestones early because of her interactions with other children and the music we heard and sang in Music Together class.
Every semester, Music Together classes feature a specific instrument, such as bongos or fiddle, and your child is given a music CD filled with songs {some familiar and some new} that highlight that instrument. The songs include our favorite welcome and goodbye songs played in each class along with a couple lullaby songs and lots of upbeat singalong songs. You are given a CD to take home along with an illustrated songbook and exclusive access to digital
music downloads and bonus activities online.  

The semesters run 8-10 weeks and you attend a 45 minute class once a week. If a class takes place during a holiday, like Valentine's Day or Halloween, the class teacher may even encourage the kids to dress up {our favorite part}! I know you and your child will love Music Together classes as much as we do! But if you would like to try a free class before committing just search
 www.musictogether.com/momsmeet
to find a class schedule near you and ask for your free trial class!

Ava's Microphone Cupcakes recipe is below!

Music Together’s Hello Everybody App for iPhone, iPad, or iPod


Download the  “Hello Everybody” app for FREE to get eight Music Together songs that you can listen and sing along to, whether you’re at home or on the go. The sing-along feature lets you show or hide on-screen lyrics, plus you can control the volume of the vocals—or turn them off to hear an instrumental-only track and make up your own words. Use your device’s camera to make your own family music videos and share them with your friends. The app also includes a digital version of one of the award-winning Singalong Storybooks, Hello, Everybody, based on the beloved “Hello Song.”

Download from the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1019486012

Scroll down for a music themed recipe and giveaway! 

Hey, Diddle, Diddle Singalong Storybook Gift Set Giveaway ($28.00 value).

Almost 3 years of Music Together memories!

Ava's first semester when she was not even 1 yet and just learning to walk!
Her favorite part was "playing" the instruments ....
and Ms. Kandi's guitar with her best bud Charlotte.
All decked out for Valentine's Day 2013 and 2015,
Dancing is another fun part of class, especially with bells on!
Laying down during lullaby time.
Now Stella has joined in on the fun!
She loves music already.
Siblings under 8 months get to attend class for free with their older sibling.
Halloween 2015- my little cupcakes loved dressing up for music class!
Si many great memories made at Music Together!
My girls love to read their Music Together storybooks at home and 
we always have the CD playing in the car!

Microphone Cupcakes

My music lovin' kiddos loved making these fun microphone shaped cupcakes.
These would be great for a kid's rockstar or music themed birthday party or to share with your friends at Music Together class!

Ingredients:

Makes 12

  • 12 baked cupcakes {I made strawberry} 
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 1 2oz container black sugar sprinkles
  • 2 cans silver Colormist food color spray
  • 12 jumbo size ice cream cones
Directions: 

  1. Make a batch of 12 cupcakes, either homemade or a boxed mix. Any flavor.
  2. Lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper down and and
     set out 12 ice cream cones upside down.
  3. Spray with the silver Colormist and completely cover them.
    Let dry.
  4. If you used cupcake liners remove them and discard.
  5. Frost your cupcakes with a dark frosting such as chocolate.
  6. Pour your black sugar sprinkles in a bowl.
  7. Carefully dip each cupcake, frosting side down, in the bowl of black sugar, covering he frosting completely.
  8. When your cones are dry, set each cupcake in the silver cones 
    You may have to trim some of the bottom off  in an angle to make them fit. 
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Make a batch of cupcakes, either homemade or a boxed mix. 
Ava requested Strawberry. You need about 12.
Lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper down and and
 set out 12 ice cream cones upside down. 
Spray with the silver Colormist and completely cover them.
Let dry.
If you used cupcake liners remove them and discard.
Frost your cupcakes with a dark frosting such as chocolate.
Now it's the fun {and messy} part!
Pour your black sugar sprinkles in a bowl.
Carefully dip each cupcake, frosting side down, in the bowl of black sugar. 
You want to completely cover the frosting. 
When your cones are dry, set each cupcake in the silver cones 
{you may have to trim some of the bottom off  in an angle to make them fit}.
And that's all there is to it! 
Set them out for your music lovin' party goers and watch them disappear! 
My little cutie couldn't wait to try out her new microphone!
We sang a few songs ....
and then she couldn't help but sneak a bite!
It's a fun treat that is delicious too!

Enter to win!

Hey, Diddle, Diddle Singalong Storybook Gift Set ($28.00 value) 
This adorable gift set includes: the Hey, Diddle, Diddle Singalong Storybook in your choice hardcover or board book, an ultra-soft 9” black-and-white Mary Meyer cow named Sweet Constance (age-rating: 0+), two egg shakers, and a digital download of the song “Hey, Diddle, Diddle."

Our wonderful Music Together teacher, Ms Kandi teaches classes in our local area in Louisiana {Ft Polk/Leesville/Deridder}. View her website here: http://leesvillemusictogether.com .

 

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media
Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to
use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions
of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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9 comments:

  1. Would love to take my son to a class.

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  2. This sounds so cute! I think my son would really enjoy it since he loves music!

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  3. I think Kiersten, Keely and CJ would all love it.
    Theresa N
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  4. Unfortunately there is nothing like this in my area! MY kids would have loved it though!

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  5. i would take my 2 toddlers to a sing along class they love singing.

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  6. Looks so cute! I hadn't known they had this right in my town adrea too. Thanks for the link. So many toddlers and babies around. So many of my close friends have just had babies; would be great to go with them!

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  7. Would really love to take my son and 5-month old grand-baby. I think both of them would enjoy it so very much

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  8. It would be the great idea to take my son learn this. Thanks.

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