Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! Yes, you Read right!

November 15th, 2017

Let’s gear up for the Ho Ho Holidays!

Halloween has passed and we remembered who died in the line of duty on November 11th.

It is safe to say, we can Make Spirits Bright, Deck The Halls and last but not least: Welcome Jolly Old Saint Nicholas to town!

The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday November 19th in person at 12:30. The Original Santa Claus Parade has been an exciting must see jolly, festive event for 113 years. There are floats, bands and happy clowns. There are also letter carriers collecting letters written to Santa. If you can’t adorn your red nose in person, you can always catch it on CTV at 4:30.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

“You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list,
He’s checking it twice,
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town…”
You too can get into the spirit of the season with our festive wares. We have ideas for the whole family: Young, the young at heart and the old(er) wiser folks too.

Santa Claus Approved Gifts

Ho Ho, the Emergency Santa Kit will instantly turn anyone into the jolly old man.

Emergency Santa Clause Kit at Danna Bananas

 

The Santa Mustache Pacifier will turn your little one into Santa Baby. It is BPA free.

Santa Claus Mustache Pacifier at Danna Bananas

Create the most famous reindeer scene of all with Rudolph Reindeer and the original misfits. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Snowland is based on the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special which includes 19 characters and comes in a cute collectible tin.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from Santa Clause and Danna Bananas

Movember

November 9th, 2017

Movember

 

Movember 2017 is Here!

Mobros and Mosistas read on!  November is here which means put away your razors and let your hair grow in and grow that moustache. It’s time to raise money for prostate cancer and raise people’s awareness about men’s health issues as cancer sucks.

At the end of the month before we shave off our mustaches, we want to plan a celebration and honour your growth achievements.  We can celebrate our manly or womanly (women can participate too) endeavors by having a big party! If you are looking to have your very own Movember themed party then Danna Bananas is the place to find your Novelty Mustache Party Favours.

You will want to celebrate your great growth efforts with some celebratory spirits. This cool Mustache Ice Cube Tray will fit right into your Movember themed party and keep your drinks stylish and on trend.

Mustache Ice Cube Tray for Movember

 

Party games make parties more fun and memorable. It’s like Barrel of Monkeys but with staches! For the win,  how about a moustache themed game called Bucket Of Moustaches?

Bucket of Moustaches Game for Movember

 

 

As for some party food, make a batch of  Munchstaches Cookies. Mustaches aren’t usually tasty but the Munchstaches Cookie Cutters will change your mind and sweeten up the night even more. When your cookie dough is rolled out, stamp them with one of these five different kinds of mustaches: “The Wooford”, “The Imperial”, “The Walrus”, “The Bristle Brush” and the “The Baron”.

Mustache Cookie Cutters for Movember

Of course when you are planning a party, you need to decorate and Stache Up things up a little! The Great Moustaches Magnet Set will attract some hair raising attention. Add some mustachio pizzazz to your photos.

 

Moustache Magnet Set for Movember

 

Get growing! Participants collect donations from family, friends or work-mates for their efforts. Participate at Movember Canada.

 

Taco Tuesday!

November 6th, 2017

Happy Taco Tuesday Eve!

Let’s Taco ‘Bout it…this Mexican food staple!

Stuffing your tortilla with tons of scrumptious toppings like salsa, guacamole and veggies puts a smile on most people’s bellies.

Tacos are not only nutritious, delicious but an easy work week meal idea as planning what to eat is a tedious task. You can eat them with meat or without – it’s whatever your tummy desires. As for vegetarian tacos, there are a lots of recipe ideas that substitute meat with fish or beans.

Here is the problem: You prepare your fillings, you stuff your shells and then voila…the TACO falls over, everything spills out and your shell cracks in half. Not a good start to dinner and not only is this frustrating for you, but imagine how little ones feel.

The Tricerataco Taco Holder will save the day, we mean your meal. Kids and kids at heart will roar with approval.

I bet you never expected an extinct dinosaur would assist you in the kitchen. This BPA Free Tricera TACO Dinosaur Taco Holder stands on four stable legs and is ready to be stuffed with your favourite toppings. No need to go back for seconds as it will carry not one but two tacos.

With the holidays fast approaching, you maybe looking for some Christmas Gift Ideas, foodie gifts at that.

Never say no to Taco Tuesdays with this taco holder!

Tricera TACO Taco Holder

Day of the Dead

October 23rd, 2017

Every year, Day of the Dead is celebrated around the world on November 1st and 2nd but the holiday itself originated from the Mexican culture with many rituals and traditions marking this day and commemorating the dead is a true celebration of life.

The belief is to remember and honour your deceased loved ones.

“The gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.”

On this day, there is a big fiesta with lots of food, drinks and feting.

Candles, flowers skulls and photos of loved ones decorate altars. Drinks are mixed as quenching the thirst of the dead after their spirits return is practiced. Favourite meals and sweets of the deceased are placed on the altar as well.

 For the sweet offering, why not bake up a batch of skulled themed cookies.  The Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters are great for your Day of the Dead celebrations.
This cookie cutter set comes in 4 spirited colours: blue, green, orange and purple.

 


Day of the Dead cookies

Wonder Woman

October 4th, 2017

The top grossing movie of summer of 2017 was Wonder Woman. It raked in $406,838,875. Probably many people didn’t predict this movie would hold the top crown but when you have a summer of sequels, let’s face it, audiences just want fresh material.  Not only was the lead a female (Gal Gadot) but it was written and directed by a female (Patty Jenkins) as well. Way to go ladies!

Being a fan of the original TV show that aired from 1975 to 1979, I knew it would be awesome and it even exceeded my expectation.

This is how the movie should have ended laugh out loud…spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t click on the video below:

How Wonder Woman Should End

This isn’t the only Wonder Woman movie taking over the box office this year. Another one that is set to release is called Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Not knowing much about the roots of Wonder Woman, this is “The unconventional life story of Dr. William Marston, Harvard psychologist and inventor, and the relationship between his wife and his lover, who became her lover after his death, that inspired the iconic super heroine Wonder Woman.”

Wonder Woman Trailer

Wonder Woman Gifts

With Wonder Woman being so popular and if you are Christmas shopper keener and are looking for Christmas Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers, you may want to buy some Christmas Gifts that are Wonder Woman inspired. Here at Danna Bananas, we have put together some holiday gift suggestions.

1. Wonder Woman Through The Years Mug: The Wonder Woman Through The Years Mug pays tribute to the most adored female superhero, Wonder Woman, by displaying her character’s evolution through the years, from classic to contemporary. This mug is bright, colorful and made out of glossy ceramic. It features comic-book artwork.

Wonder Woman Through the Years Mug at Danna Bananas

2. This Calls For Wonder Woman Heat Change Mug: This Calls for the Wonder Woman Transforming Mug to the rescue! This mug, when hot liquid is poured into it, will transform Diana Prince into the Amazonian princess, Wonder Woman! Perfect for any comic book fan.

Wonder Woman Heat Change Mug at Danna Bananas

3. DC Comics Dress Up Napkins: Are you a super slob that needs to protect your wardrobe? Even if you are not, meals will be more entertaining and clean too with these DC Superhero Napkins: Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Robin. Tuck one into your shirt and become your DC superhero, they need to eat too.

Wonder Woman Napkins at Danna Bananas

 

Good news…just in case you were wondering, Wonder Woman 2 is due out in 2019.

The Addams Family dancing to Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones

September 27th, 2017

In the spirit of Halloween, we give you this fun mashup!

The Addams Family is one of TV’s most influential twentieth century family.  As being one of those classic Halloween TV viewing traditions, we are all bound to watch them for the millionth time as they put us in the mood for the season of the spook.

Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones is one of those epic vinyl loving songs that put us in the mood to party.

Gabriel Magallon has put a new spin on this Addams Family TV clip by remixing dance clips to the Ramones’ Blitzkrieg Bop.

As you can see,

Lurch of The Addams Family can’t stop dancing…

Enjoy!

 

via Gabriel Magallon

First Day of Autumn

September 21st, 2017

Tick tock, tick tock…Soon it will be the summer of 2017 that was. When the calendar changes tomorrow, a new season is upon us.

Welcome first day of Autumn!

Although we are still in the throes of summer heat, coloured leaves, fall harvest, crisp air, sweaters, socks, warm drinks, pumpkins, turkey and Halloween are all creeping up!

Summer is officially coming to a close and Autumn 2017 will begin on Friday September 22 when the clock strikes 4:02 PM. That means we are into the third season and all sorts of fun, fall festivities can take place: Raking leaves and then jumping into a pile, fall decorating, celebrating Oktoberfest, attending a fall festival, hiking, getting lost in a corn maze, apple picking, canning fruit, going for a hayride, visiting a pumpkin patch, Trick or Treating and last but not least, remembering what you are thankful for. The Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 9th. We give thanks for the the harvest and the love and support family and friends give.

With all these mentioned, we have so much to look forward to.

What is your favourite Autumn activity?

 

Pumpkin

 

image(via The Oatmeal)

 

Halloween Costumes for Couples

September 17th, 2017

It seems like something goes viral every day — until you try to think of a clever Halloween costume for you and your partner, and then your mind goes blank. We’ve found some fun DIY Halloween Costumes that are easy to put together with a few things you have around the house. Danna Bananas has some fun accessories to make your DIY Halloween Costume spooktacular.

Halloween Costume for Couples

Halloween Costume for Couples - Jack and Jill

This easy and instantly recognizable Halloween costumes show the aftermath of the nursery-rhyme couple’s famous tumble down the hill. Make sure to dirty up your clothes and wrap Jack’s head in a bandage — he broke his crown, after all. Find this Halloween Costume and other great ideas for couples at Delish.

Back To School Gifts

September 7th, 2017

Are  you sure you bought everything for your back to school shopping needs? I bet you didn’t know your tablet needs a personalized, comfortable place for when it’s not in use. It also needs a bodyguard to keep all the nasty dust mites and saliva away from it.

Back To School Gifts

Doodle iPad Case for Back to School

The Doodle Case for the iPad Mini makes a fun gift for your Ipad Mini or perhaps someone else you know who has one. Not only will this case keep your gadget snug and warm but you can design and personalize the cushiony case with your own creative, doodling skills. Draw your own design, jot down notes or contacts and when you are bored of your creations, pop it into the washing machine and then personalize it again and again. Pages of a notepad are featured all over the case. It also comes with 5 wash-out fabric mini pens that you can use to doodle with.

Not only is this fun but a practical gift as well. You can doodle a personal design or message before giving.

Back To School

September 6th, 2017

If you headed back to school as an educator yesterday, this one is for you! Remember the days when computers, tablets and cell phones were nonexistent and if they were, no one could afford one. Those days are gone and emojis and the loss of cursive writing is our new reality:) Class