Before all this beautiful weather arrived over the weekend, we were searching for things to keep us occupied inside. Luckily, a special package arrived just in time.
Have you ever hear of House Party? It’s a website where anyone can apply to host parties sponsored by select companies. Those companies send you their products in exchange for your review, pictures, and sharing of the product with your guests. Pretty simple concept, and a pretty good excuse to have a party. For example, I’ve applied for and been accepted to host parties for Redbook Magazine and Julius Junior. With Redbook, I got magazines, free year subscriptions, coffee, make-up, and tote bags all for my guests to enjoy. Not everyone that applies to host a party gets accepted, but the more you apply, the better the chances you’ll find something that’s geared to you.
They now have another part of their site called “Chatterbox.” When you apply to try products in this part of the site, you don’t really have a big party, but they send you a sample for yourself/family, and a sample to share with someone else. You then review it, take pictures, and chat about it however you “chat” in social media. For me, I use Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, this blog. It’s not a requirement to talk about your experience on your blog, but since I think it’s pretty cool, and we had a great time, I wanted to share.
Sooooo…our “Chatterbox” experience, as you can see above, involved Legos. I applied for this opportunity because my oldest is 4 and a half, and he LOVES to build. These Legos are called Lego Juniors, and they are geared for 4 to 7 year olds. Perfect.
As you can see, he was excited.
And wanted to build without anymore photo ops.
The pieces were smaller than I thought they would be, but since they are supposed to be for kids up to age 7, it’s understandable. The sets are also supposed to be easier to build what is on the front of the box, but my son had no interest in even trying to do that. He needed to make a building to be a part of his “city.” Hey, whatever keeps him happy…and occupied.
Overall, the sets were a hit with my son, and I thought they were pretty cute. One set came with a couple little Lego cops, bad guys, the dog, money (as pictured above,) the outside of the Police Station, jail bars, and a car to build. We haven’t opened the second smaller set yet because we are saving it to play with a neighbor friend, and the cool thing is that we get to give his friend the set too. His friend also gets a Lego Magazine. It’s pretty exciting that we can even have a friend over, since cold/flu season is almost over and there has been a thaw from the deep freeze. Fingers crossed it stays warm.
My son does have to keep them in his playroom because there are parts that the twins would definitely swallow, but I think he’s ok with that. He’s not too big on sharing with the twins yet. Fingers crossed that changes soon too.
If you are interested in applying for a House Party, just visit www.houseparty.com.