Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lego Duplo Party (Provided by HouseParty.com)

All products in this review were provided for free
 from houseparty.com.  No other compensation was made. 
 The thoughts are mine.

Sometimes in the middle of a mundane week, you just need to have a party.  And when HouseParty.com sends you a huge box full of toys, it makes the party really easy....


Now that B has been using the Pleygo toy rental service for a couple of months, P has been feeling left out in the new toy department.  That made getting accepted for a Duplo House Party extra special because it was going to be toys for preschool age kids like him.  It definitely didn't hurt that the toys we received were all Disney themed for shows he loves watching.  I was surprised he didn't latch on to the biggest toy and refuse to share, but instead decided that "Skipper's Flight School" was the one that was only for him.  

When you host a House Party there is usually not a requirement or strict instructions on what to do with the product at your party.  At all of my parties in the past, I've sent toys or items home with the party guests as they're leaving.  I've always figured it'd be pretty greedy to keep them all, but more just don't think my kids need to be buried in 6-8 brand new toys at one time.  I did the same thing and sent 4 sets of Lego Duplos home with P's friends and cousins.  This time I did keep one for each of my boys.

So what did HouseParty.com provide for today's party?  Here's the list...

  • (1) Never Land Hideout LEGO® DUPLO® brand Jake and the Never Land Pirates™ set
  • (1) Jake’s Pirate Ship Bucky LEGO DUPLO brand Jake and the Never Land Pirates™ set
  • (1) Jake’s Treasure Hunt LEGO DUPLO brand Jake and the Never Land Pirates™ set
  • (1) Skipper’s Flight School LEGO DUPLO brand Planes™ set
  • (1) Ripslinger’s Air Race LEGO DUPLO brand Planes™ set
  • (1) Dusty and Chug LEGO DUPLO brand Planes™ set
  • (1) Jake and the Never Land Pirates DVD
  • (12) Paper crowns
  • (12) LEGO DUPLO sticker sheets
  • (12) LEGO DUPLO brand Planes™ posters
  • (12) LEGO DUPLO product catalogs
  • (1) Pack of LEGO DUPLO napkins
  • (1) Pack of red paper plates
Count that up and it included 6 full Duplo sets ranging in price from $14.99-$39.99 in addition to all the fun party favors and decorations.  For us, it all added up to party success!

Interested in hosting your own House Party?  It's quick and easy to sign up at houseparty.com.  Here are a few tips to get you started:
  • Requirements for each party vary, but this is not a program just for bloggers.  If you like getting free things, you can host a party.
  • Feast or famine.  The number of parties available at one time varies quite a lot.  When I applied for this party there were 8-10 open parties, but when I went on to apply for new parties today there is only 1 available.  Check back often.
  • My experience has been that once accepted for a party, it'll be 6-9 months before being accepted again.  This is not written anywhere in the terms and conditions, but after hosting several parties, this seems to be about the length of time between parties.  
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24 comments:

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I have tried House party, but never seem to get picked. *insert sad face* I would love the Duplo party. My daughter would have a blast with all those Legos!

Masshole Mommy said...

FUN! We have had a few house parties, but nothing this fun. You can never go wrong with Legos!

Ashley Gill said...

I just finished up a party for Houseparty! I love their company! Its so fun to host parties with new products.. products you know your friends and family are going to enjoy!

Grandma Bonnie said...

What an awesome house party. I know my grandchildren would love to try the lego duplo toy sets.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What an awesome party - I have to admit I didn't know you could still get Duplo! x

Teresa McCluskey said...

I love houseparty! I did a potty one alog time ago! But Legos sound so much fun! I would have loved to been there!

MikiHope said...

I don't have children but that sounds like a great way to throw a party for little ones-and there is enoughthat everyone ends up with a new toy-which means lots of happy little kiddos.

Jennifer Williams said...

My youngest and I love building with Lego's, we are beyond the bigger Duplo blocks though. We used to love playing with the when he was smaller.

Pam said...

I have never had any sort of house party like that but it would be too much fun! My kids were huge lego fans.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Lego Duplo blocks are awesome. I love how children can use them to build anything that they can visualize with their imagination. Also, they are great for building fine and gross motor skills.

Pam said...

I have never heard of a House party like this! My kids are grown and that is probably why but it seems like a great idea.

Growing Up Madison said...

I haven't done one of these in a while. I did them when I lived in NY, I have since forgotten that they were around. Now I'll have to go and check out what's available. Thanks for the reminder.

Casey said...

WOW, that was a huge load of toys they sent for your house party! I have never heard of such a thing, but that sounds awesome. My nephew is 6, and my sister loves to host parties. I will have to tell her about this because it sounds like the best of both worlds for both of them!

mail4rosey said...

That's a perfect house party just before holiday shopping starts. Duplos were faves in our house for a looooooooong time. Now we're loving the Legos. :)

Mel Cole said...

What a great party! My kids love legos and would have a party blast if they have same toys too!

Onica MommyFactor said...

I bet that was a fun house party. You received so many fun LEGO toys to play with.

Dawn Bedingfield said...

My youngest, who is 20 today, would have FLIPPED over something like this when he was little. A LEGO party? yeah, he'd flip.

Cynthia Landrie said...

Your boys looks like they are having fun at the house party! I bet they played for hours with all of those Legos! I think Legos are a great toy that keep kids using their imagination.

Chrishelle Ebner said...

Love House Party. Congrats on the Lego gig. Looks like B and P truly enjoyed their new toys. My nephew loves Disney pre school shows too, sharing with his mom now.

amanda ripsam said...

I am on house party I used to apply for hosting partys and waste time all the time with them they never picked me after they shiped two party packages it was like they were done with me even after I did reviews for them of course this was before I blogged.
those boys sure look happy

Patricia Woolverton said...

What a great party you had. Lego is awesome.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh my goodness, that is a party built for tons of fun! I've never had a house party yet, but I think it would be a blast to see all the kids having a good time!

Katherine Bartlett said...

Looks like they had a great time!

Michelle H said...

Perseverance is the name of the game, that's for sure. Don't give up. They're super fun when you do finally get one!