Charm It! Design Contest

Posted by Leila Warshaw on March 19, 2013 0 Comments





Sunday, March 24th from 1 to 3 PM 

Join us for charms, crafts, games and cupcakes!


We are hosting an event, in participation with Charm It!, to find the next winner of their Design-A-Charm Contest!

Does your child have an idea for an awesome design? Well, Charm It! is looking to turn your kids' designs into real charms! All kids, ages 14 and younger, are welcome to enter a design. So come to aMuse Toys at our Quarry Lake location to draw your design for your very own Charm It! charm.

The entries will be sent to the Charm It! headquarters where all the entries will be posted online for public voting between April 17th and May 1st. The top 13 entries (the ones with the most votes) will be the guest design winners!

Each winner will see his or her design be created into a real Charm It! charm. He or she will also receive a $100 gift certificate to spend online at Charm It!. And Charm It! will make a $5,000 donation to Art Start in honor of the thirteen winners. Art Start is a nationally recognized, non-profit, outreach organization. Its programs use the creative arts to transform the lives of at-risk youth. Charm It! is proud to give to this outstanding network and we are honored to spread the word about it!

We will provide all the materials needed, you only need to bring your ideas. Come to Quarry Lake, Sunday, March 24th at 1 PM and let's #GetOurDesignOn!

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Family Date Night: eco easter eggstravaganza

Posted by aMuse Toys on March 20, 2012 0 Comments

In celebration of all things family we are kicking off our Date Night event series on Friday March 30th with our friends from eco-kids & cool progeny.

Just as we highlight those treasured occasions that can quickly pass us by in our Moments in Childhood blog series, we are looking forward to hosting events where the entire clan can have a good time.

Take a break from the usual pablum and join us on Friday the 30th for a fun filled family night out. Bring the wee [and tween] ones to our first of many Family Date Nights.

Be sure to RSVP here. This is a BYOEE (bring your own eggs event), you supply the eggs, we'll supply the dye, food and fun activities!

Here is a little egg dying inspiration provide by Jack and Ella. from eco kids.

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Toy Fair!

Posted by aMuse Toys on February 11, 2012 0 Comments

Claudia Towles, Owner of aMuse Toys

It’s that time of the year when toy industry professionals meet at the New York City Javits Center for the largest display of playthings in the country. Tom and I have attended many times before, but this year we are particularly excited. For the first time, we will be closing down both locations for one day (Monday, February 13th) so that our amazing team can attend Toy Fair 12 with us.

As employers, Tom and I enjoy providing meaningful experiences and growth opportunities for our staff, not only to encourage their professional development, but also to sustain the level of customer service we pride ourselves of at aMuse Toys.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow our musings on Twitter as we will be sharing our observations and experiences all week long. You can also see all our whacky behind the scenes picture stories on Instagram.

(cool) Progeny’s fantastic editor-in-chief will also be tagging along so don’t forget to check out their take on our busy week. It’s going to be a great trip!

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Treasure Map Playdate Roundup!

Posted by aMuse Toys on January 31, 2012 0 Comments

We had an awesome time building Baltimore's biggest and definitely, COOLEST treasure map this Saturday!

Our friends at Cool Progeny, Classic Play and A Childhood List outdid themselves with great giveaways, awesome props for our photo booth and the amazing outline of Baltimore. 

How many Charm City treasures can you spot?



Lots of coloring, cutting and pasting!


We all had a little fun playing around with the props and posing in front of the Baltimore skyline designed by team members Casey and Sarah.

Thanks to Dave Cooper for joining us and capturing all the silly smiles and treasure mapping.

We'll be submitting pictures of our Charm City creation to Big Kids Magazine for possible inclsion in their publication. Stay tuned, our treasure map could go global!

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Come Build Baltimore's BIGGEST Treasure Map Today!

Posted by aMuse Toys on January 28, 2012 0 Comments

It's today! We are building Baltimore's BIGGEST and COOLEST treasure map. From 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at our Quarry Lake location. We'll be creating a map with all of Baltimore's treasures --think of all the wonderful landmarks and things in Baltimore 123.  

We've been busy getting the store and supplies ready for the event. We will have a photo booth with this awesome backdrop made by Casey and Sarah. Classic Play is bringing the props -John Waters' mustaches & beehive hairdos!

Our masterpiece will be on display at aMuse Toys and photographed for possible publication in the new BIG Kids Magazine. We want to showcase all of the treasures Baltimore has to offer: its people, places and things/BIG ideas.  Check out cool progeny's post for event details and get inspired with Classic Play and A Childhood List

There will be drawings, door prizes and a whole lot of crafty fun going on.  We hope you can join us!

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