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A couple weeks ago I told you about how Walmart Family Mobile is helping you Max Your Tax Cash this tax season will killer deals on their phones and service plans. I have been using the Samsung Galaxy On5 ever since while waiting for just the right time to give it to Midge for her upcoming birthday. Since Midge' birthday falls right at finals week for school I decided to surprise her with an early birthday celebration with a couple of her friends. She will be turning 11 this year which makes her an official "Preteen" so I thought it would be fun to plan the entire party around the letter P! I told the girls to bring their Pajamas to party in and we would have everything starting with a P - Pepperoni Pizza, Popcorn, Pretzels, Peanuts, Punch - even homemade Pecan Cookies for dessert! The biggest surprise of all was coming, though - and even it starts with a P - YEP - her new PHONE!
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Walmart Family Mobile made it easy for me to feel confident getting Midge her very first smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy On5 was on Rollback for the amazing price of $69.00 (Regularly $119) and with their amazing Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data Plans, it was the perfect solution to "getting her feet wet" in the mobile world. The Samsung On5 has all of the smartphone features we love at an affordable price. Both the front and rear facing camera take exquisite photos - important for a Preteen for sure! You can even multi-task easily and it is lightening fast on the Walmart Family Mobile service.
*Includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G
I chose to go with the PLUS plan because I felt like it was the best value. Walmart helps us Max Your Tax Cash by bringing great value and an unbeatable price. For just $49.88 a month Midge has Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data which *includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G and a free movie credit on VUDU every month. All I had to do was get the phone and the SIM Kit and voila - I was all ready to go! Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up. I was able to get everything for her Perfect Preteen Pajama Pizza Party all from Walmart!
Midge was beyond surprised when her friends began arriving... all wearing super cute pajamas! We made homemade pizzas and had our homemade pecan cookies for dessert. When we put the pizzas in the oven I showed another surprise - a full set up for a "Perfectly Pampered Piggies Pedicure!" Hey, they may be Preteens - but Midge's little toes will always be "piggies" to me! All you need for an at-home pedicure are some plastic bins and bath salts with warm water to soak your feet in, some towels to dry them off, and then pumice stones, "pretty" files (bear with me here - not EVERYTHING can start with a P!) and of course the Perfect Polish! Since I didn't want to be a mom that hovers I simply left the instructions and let them get started while I checked on the Pizzas. I made this cute little printable which you can download here.
After the pedicures and while the pizzas cooled some, it was time for Presents - yep, another P word - where she received her brand new Phone!!. The squeals were.... well, Piercing. (see what I did there) A room full of Preteens can get pretty loud - but her excitement made it all worth it. Turns out she was one of the last of her friends to get her very own phone - but the THIRD one to get a phone from Walmart Family Mobile! I guess the other Moms know what a great value it is! I even personalized the screen for her... because... well ya know.
While the girls enjoyed their pizzas I cleared the pedicure area and set up a simple snack bar with pink & purple candies, pretzels, peanuts, and popcorn. I put a little sign that said "Movie at 7pm" - but I wouldn't answer when they asked what that meant!
Everyone filled their little snack boxes with P-named goodies and headed back into the living room. That was when I explained how the movie works with Walmart Family Mobile. When you sign up for the Walmart Family Movie Plus Plan, you get a FREE VUDU movie rental worth $7 - that's the same as a new release movie! It is just another way Walmart Family Mobile is letting you Max Your Tax Cash by bringing the best value for your wireless needs! We streamed our VUDU movie right to our Smart TV and made it a game to point out all of the words and things in the movie that started with a P! It was so fun - even us adults got in on the action!
This tax season let Walmart Family Mobile help you Max Your Tax Cash! Whether you are looking into a first phone for your upcoming Preteen or wanting to get yourself a great new phone, check out the Samsung Galaxy On5 or any of Walmart's other great smart phone options!
I made enough Pecan Cookies for a small town, so I sent a lot of them home with the girls the next day. Several of the Moms requested the recipe - they are SO delicious and easy to make and with ingredients I always have on hand! They aren't too sweet - which lets the nuttiness of the pecans really shine through. I think they were the perfect little added touch to bring our Perfect Preteen Pajama Pizza Party together perfectly!
- 1 1/2 c butter, melted
- 2 1/2 c white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- Mix together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt until well mixed and no lumps.
- Begin mixing in four about a cup at a time, mixing well.
- Once fully combined, add in pecans and mix gently.
- Spoon onto parchment paper and form into a roll. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Slice cookies about 1/2 inch thick and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350* for about 9 minutes - do not overcook!
- Serve warm!
Nutrition InformationYield 48 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 2g
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