February Tot Time at Mill Woods Town Centre

Sportball Edmonton is a great local business that provides non-competitive instruction for kids 16 months – 12 years old. (All ages of kids are welcome to attend the event at Mill Woods Tot Time though!) Their coaches teach kids the skills they need to play sports in a fun and often silly ways.

You are invited to come to Mill Woods Town Centre on February  3rd from 10-12pm to let your little one experience Sportball! We are located right beside the food court. Please make sure your little one is dressed to move!

Preschool Open House at Java Mama

Choosing a Preschool is hard. I am actually in the process of choosing one for my youngest son to go to next year. There are so many options and it takes a lot of time out of your busy schedule to attend every school’s open house.

Java Mama is solving all your Preschool Problems by hosting their annual Preschool Open House nights on January 28 & 29th from 6-8pm! There will be schools from North Edmonton on the 28th and St. Albert Schools will be featured on the 29th. Each night parents and guardians are welcome to come into the cafe and meet representatives from different schools. You can ask questions, talk about cost, volunteer hours required, school hours, and more. You can get information from the schools you are interested in and then set up times to visit them or attend their open house later in the year.

This is a great way to see all your options in one night. The play area will be open so please bring your children with you! There will be free admission to this event.

***There are still a couple of spots open for interested Preschools/Preschool Programs. Please contact Deanne: info {@} boxsocialep . com OR call Java Mama during regular hours at 780-459-5090***

January’s Kids Play at Kingsway Mall

January means over crowded gyms full of people burning away all those Christmas Calories and fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions. Skip the gym and learn how to do a simple workout at home with your kids! Rachelle, Owner of Momentum Health and Wellness, will be at Kids Play on January 28th from 9-11am showing us easy and fun ways to work out during your busy day. Rachelle is a business owner, wife, and mother of a toddler and TWINS under 1. She knows what busy means but she also knows that taking care of yourself means you will have more energy to take care of others.

Kim from Modern Mama will also be at Kids Play with a craft for the kids to do and take home. Modern Mama is a wonderful program that focuses on getting moms out of the house. They plan new activities every month and I love that they focus on hosting their programs at different and fun local businesses throughout the Edmonton and Area. Make sure to ask Kim about getting a membership!

Please dress comfortably for this event as we will be moving LOTS!

The Marketplace at Callingwood Christmas Event



This weekend was The Marketplace at Callingwood’s Christmas event. There were Hayrides, carolers, cookie decorating, colouring, and Santa came and took pictures all day! Servus Credit Union raised over $200 for The Christmas Bureau and we were also able to collect a huge box of winter clothing for Coats For Kids & Families. 104.9 Virgin Radio kept us dancing all day and gave one lucky winner a $500 Visa gift card. Plus the weather was PERFECT! For more pictures of this event please visit the Gallery.



I will be taking some time off to enjoy the holidays but will still be active on Instagram, Twitter and may have a few more DIY’s from Abby to post! (She is still taking orders for holiday arrangements, decorations, and party decorations. Email info {a} boxsocialep . com to order.)

Happy Holidays from the Box Social Event Planning team!

Tot Time at Millwoods Town Centre

Tot Time is a new program starting on January 6th at Millwoods Town Centre. Every first Tuesday of the month come to the mall from 10-noon and join in a new, fun activity for kids! Our first activity will be two full hours of Gymboree Play & Music including games, crafts, and the big parachute! Activities are suitable for children 0-5 years of age and require parental supervision at all times.

If you have a family friendly business in Edmonton or the surrounding area and you would like to participate in either Tot Time at Millwoods Town Centre or Kids Play at Kingsway Mall please contact Deanne at info {at} boxsocialep . com. Please include your name, your businesses name, as well as what activity you would be able to bring to the malls.

Coming up for Box Social Event Planning

There are some new and exciting things happening for Box Social Event Planning in the New Year! Abby (who is FANTASTIC and I am so grateful to have her as a part of the Box Social team!) will be taking over all of the Birthday Parties at Java Mama. She will help clients to create special, one of a kind parties at the cafe. We also had so much fun doing the candy table this Christmas (see pictures in the gallery) that we will be offering this service for birthday parties, corporate events as well as weddings!

I will be stepping in as the Special Event Manager for The Marketplace at Callingwood, starting a monthly program called Tot Time at Millwoods Town Centre, as well as helping the Italian Centre more. I will also be continuing to work with Kingsway Mall doing Kids Play and of course helping the amazing Edmonton’s Child Magazine team whenever possible with their events.

I will be posting more blog posts and Abby will be doing some DIY’s on the website but you can also follow what we are doing on Twitter: @BoxSocialYEG, Instagram: deanneferguson and Facebook: Box Social Event Planning.

As always I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to do what I love and work with all of these amazing businesses.

Thank you.


DIY Snowflake Decorations

These snowflakes are easy to make and are a wonderful Christmas craft for any age. You can choose the colour as well as the size you want to make your snowflakes. These would also be perfect for a Frozen themed party!

– White 8 ½ ” by 11” Paper
– Hot glue gun
– Scissors


If you are going to make the small snowflakes you will need to print off 3 pages so you have 6 spirals. If you are making the large snowflakes you will need to print off 6 pages.

1. Start by printing the PDF  Small 3D Snowflake PDF Large 3D Snowflake PDF

STep 1

2. Cut off the extra paper so it looks like a square. Fold along the dotted line to make a triangle

Step 2

3. Cut along all the solid lines and then unfold

Step 3A Step 3B

4. Use a glue stick to place in the middle of the square diagonally. You will then wrap the two tips together and glue together (matching up the dotted lines)

Step 4 Step 4B Step 4C

5. Flip the paper over and glue the middle tips together

Step 5A Step 5B

6. Flip the paper back over and glue the largest tips together (On the same side with the smallest roll)

Step 6

7. Repeat steps 1-6 until you have 6 rolls

Step 7A Step 7B

8. Glue two rolls together (rolls facing the same direction)

Step 8A Step 8B

9. Glue on the third and fourth roll

Step 9

10. Take the fifth roll and glue onto the first roll

Step 10

11. Take the sixth roll and fold the end. Put glue on the folded end and press into the middle of the snowflake

Step 11

12. Once all the pieces are glued together you can add some glue between the rolls to keep them together.

Step 12

13. You can then punch a hole in the tip of the snowflake and hang with ribbon