Sunday, October 30, 2011
Maria Bailey and MomSelect really have their finger on the pulse when it comes to kids' toys. Every blogger toy party I've hosted for them has been a huge success, and the kids who attended have all gone out and spread the word about the toy in question, telling their friends and buying toys of their own. It's the perfect example of how bloggers and companies can work together to spread the word!
Our latest MomSelect party was no different. Hexbug, the company that makes those fabulous vibrating, scurrying robotic bugs, has a new line of glow-in-the-dark bugs and Zombie bugs, just perfect for Halloween -- so we hosted a Halloween costume party for the boys and their friends, and made Hexbug the star attraction.
MomSelect sent us some Limited Edition Hexbug Nano Zombie bugs, Glows in the Dark Hexbug Nano Galileo Collection bugs , spare batteries and Glows in the Dark Hexbug Nano sets (the Habitat and Elevation Habitat) for the bugs to scurry around in. Creepy crawlies and Halloween go hand in hand, so for a special treat, I made worm-in-the-dirt cupcakes (chocolate cupcakes and chocolate icing with chocolate cookie crumbles on top, made to look like dirt, and a gummie worm peeping up from the middle). I also made up goodie bags for the kids with gummie worms and gummie bugs inside them, along with the Hexbugs and tracks for them to take home -- but not before playing with the Hexbugs first, of course!
We've hosted one Hexbug party before, so we know that boys go crazy for these bugs. They love the way these bugs flip over, vibrate, and travel around just like real bugs. The glow-in-the-dark tracks look awesome in the dark, so we closed the shutters in the playroom and turned off all the lights. The Glow-in-the-Dark bugs all have patterns that glow in the dark, and the Zombies have glow-in-the-dark skeleton covers, so our darkened playroom was alive and glowing.
At the end of the afternoon we had eight very tired but very happy little boys -- I mean clone troopers, sherriffs, ninjas, zombies and grim reapers!
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. All Hexbugs and Hexbug sets for this party were provided by Hexbug, throuh MomSelect. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.