Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mamma Mia, Crowdtap rocks!!

Yet again, Crowdtap has proven how amazing they are!  I was chosen to host a ABBA's Just Dance party.  We had a wonderful time dancing the night away and having some crazy 70's fun!  Not all of the ladies wanted their pictures posted in their crazy 70's garb so I will only share pictures of the amazing prize!

Crowdtap and Ubisoft sent me an amazing party pack consisting of an ABBA Gold CD, a Just Dance ABBA game for the Wii, and an ABBA Just Dance tee.  Since I am such a nice person (lol) I bought an extra game and a tiara and gave the party pack with the tiara to the winner.  We chose a winner based on dance moves and 70's costume.

We all had a great time and I am planning on hosting another 70's Just Dance party for New Years Eve!  The ABBA CD and the Just Dance ABBA game are really fun and I cant wait to play it again!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Love Affair With Old Navy and Crowdtap Continues!

The Old Navy Style Council has done it again!  Thanks to my affiliation with Crowdtap, I was able to participate in the Bundle-Up Bach In Store party at Old Navy!  I was able to bring three friends shopping with me for a sweater, pant, and winter accessory.  And the best part of it all is because of Crowdtap, it was all FREE! 

Getting Bundled up in the dressing room!

Crowdtap is an amazing website that allows its members to sample and share amazing products.  As a Crowdtap member, I also am able to participate in discussions and earn money for doing so.  The most amazing thing about Crowdtap is that they donate money to charity for every member.  How cool is that?
Anyway, back to the Bundle-Up Bash In Store Party.  I was only able to arrange it so 1 of the 3 friends could actually come with me.  All four of us had our party planned but unfortunately the coupons didn't arrive in time because of a postal service issue.  It was well worth the wait though.  Becky and I had a blast trying on different styles of sweaters, pants, scarves, hats, and gloves.  I was a little disappointed at the selection at my local Old Navy, but I am happy with the purchase that I made.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Smurftastic Smurf Party

In celebration of The Smurf being released on DVD/BluRay, I had the opportunity to host a Smurftastic party sponsored by Crowdtap.  I was pretty excited knowing that this party would be a hit with the kids and their friends.  When I was first selected as a host, the blue possibilities started swimming in my head.  I received a digital party kit from Crowdtap with coloring pages, digital clips, game downloads, and printable hats and glasses. 
The boys and I wanted the party to be great for their friends so we decorated with blue and white streamers and balloons.  Even the ceiling fan was decorated.

We invited about 20 boys and around 15 of them came along with 3 of my friends boys and my niece.  It was quite the house full!  We started the party with each of the kids coloring the printable glasses and hats.  The kids then watched The Smurfs movie which they really liked.  After the movie they got to enjoy the blue smurfarific treats.  These are the kids that would sit for a picture!  The hats they colored wouldn't fit around their heads, they were pretty disappointed after doing all the work, but they got over it quickly.

When thinking about what food to make for the party, I knew for sure I would have to use my new BabyCakes maker.  I made a vanilla cake pop dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with blue sprinkles.  I told the kids they were Poppa-Smurf pops and they gobbled them all up!

Here is one of the cups filled with the Poppa-Smurf pops!

Along with the Poppa-Smurf pops, we had blue lofthouse cookies, blue koolaid, and Smurf Punch(cicles)

To make your own Smurfy Punch(cicles):
Blue punch or sports drink
Lemon-lime soda

Blueberries Combine blue punch with lemon lime soda and then float blueberries in the punch bowl. You can use the same punch to create Popsicles by freezing it in popsicle trays overnight!
Jayden with his Smurf glasses after a Smurfy Punch(Cicle)

After watching The Smurfs on DVD and eating the rest of the treats, the kids had a Smurfs scavenger hunt.  We had Smurf action figures hidden throughout the house.  The kids who found them got to re-hide them.  They did this for about 45 minutes until they were bored with it.  I was surprised it lasted that long!  The kids also played pin the glasses on Brainy Smurf.  They really enjoyed this too!

I also had a face painting station set up but we ran out of time after the scavenger hunt.  I was the only parent here after the movie too so I didn't want to work that hard!  By the end of the afternoon, I was exhausted, and the kids were bouncing off the walls from all of the Smurf treats!

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