Thursday, 31 July 2014
Our Post-Party #Zelicious #Zelfs Thoughts.
Yesterday was our Zelfs Party day. We invited 8 little people to our home for a whole load of Zelfs fun, we got to meet and play with ,lots of new Zelf friends.
They were a big hit with both the kids and the adults, everyone loved them.
As well as lots of new Medium Zelfs we were also introduced to the new Scented Zelfs which were weirdly nice. We had great fun sniffing them to find our own favourites. The Bubblegum and Strawberry were the most popular, lots of children loved the sweeter smelling ones. Each child was given their very own Medium Zelf to take away with them which they were so happy about. For many of them this is the beginning of their Zelf collection journeys.
During the party we played lots of games but one of the most exciting was the hair styling game which was a huge hit with the kids. There was lots of colourful hair clips and bobbles for them to use. They had great fun doing their own and each others hair.
Again I shared the hair clips and accessories out amongst the children so that they could carry on their creative hair styling fun at home. Next up was cupcake decorating which was my favourite activity of the day. It did get a bit messy but it was so much fun. We had a pack of plain cupcakes, pots of coloured butter icing, sweetie hearts and sprinkles. We didn't have an icing bag so I had to improvise and use one of the plastic bags their sweets had came in. We simply cut off a corner and used that as our homemade icing bag which worked well.
The cupcakes were delicious and great fun to make, I think all of the children loved this activity. Whilst all this was going on I was busy tweeting away on Twitter too. There was lots of lovely prizes being given away and I got to share all of the fun that was happening here.
Our Zelfs party was a huge success and we think we did a great job of introducing the Zelfs to the kids who had never seen them before. We were already Zelf fans but after yesterday we're very happy to say there's now at least 8 more little fans out there.
We hope you've enjoyed all our Zelf party and news, if you have any questions about the Zelf toys please do feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to help.
Disclosure: Our Zelf party was sponsored by UKMumsTV.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
We're All Excited For The #Zelfs
Twitter Party Tomorrow.
Today we are busy with are final party preparations as the big day is almost here.
Whilst we're busy here packing party bags and setting out games and toys to play with, have you saved the date and time? We do hope that you will be joining us online tomorrow, make sure you follow @UKMumsTV on Twitter as they will be giving away lots of Zelfs prizes between 2:00pm - 4:00pm. I know we're excited, are you?
Before the madness of the actual party begins tomorrow I thought I'd give you all a sneak peek of what we got in our party box so you can get an idea of the sorts of prizes you might be able to win tomorrow. We're already huge fans of Zelfs here so we're super happy.
Our box was filled with colourful and crazy Zelfs, there was one for each of our guests to take home, plus three more which will be given away as prizes. There was lots of fun and games like colouring sheets and crossword puzzles and even sweets and fun hair accessories too.
Meet my ultimate favourite Bubblegum Scented Zelf - Bubblee. This bubbly bubble blower blows away all the other zelfs with her chewy-gooey cheer.
She’s always hanging’ in her gumdrop tree trying’to blow a bubble as big as the zelf twilight Moon and she smells absolutely divine!
There's also Chocolate Chocolaa, Strawberry Vampula, Berry Buttershy and Mint Spelinda in the new Scented Zelfs range. Individually they all smell rather nice but together they can get a bit whiffy and a little overwhelming. One at a time is just divine!
Mermalade is Ryan's favourite mainly because she is blue, his favourite colour. She has a blue body, blue hair and a blue hairbrush which Ryan loves. He's going through a hair brushing phase at the moment so this is just perfect for him and his big sisters are pleased as he's now leaving their hair alone (even if it's just for now).
Lady B is Lily's favourite because she loves ladybirds and Lady B had cute little ladybird antlers and a pretty ladybird printed on her chest. She's a rather sweet little Zelf this one.
There are so many different Zelfs to choose from, they all come in different colours and styles with their own cute little accessories and stories behind them. The costs range between £5.99 and £7.99 depending on which one that you choose but each is definitely worth every penny and if you're children are anything like mine. Once they have one Zelf they will be hooked and want an entire army of them to collect and play with.
There's going to be party food, hair accessories fun and cupcake decorating to keep the kids entertained. With less than 24 hours to go now, we can't wait.
With 8 guests + 8 goody bags + Just 1 host = Wish me luck.
Join us tomorrow on Twitter where we'll be using the #Zelfs hashtags so you can find us.
@UKMumsTV is going to be the place to be between 2:00pm - 4:00pm
There's going to be lots of prizes to be won so do come along and join in.
Disclosure: We are hosting a Zelfs Twitter Party on behalf of UKMumsTV. They are providing the party supplies in return for our honest opinions on their toys.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Win A Selection Of Joyville Dairy Milk Bars!
Summer is finally here and I'm feeling happy so I thought what better way to share my happiness with all of you than with a chocolate Joyville giveaway.
Roll up, roll up Marvellous Creations are now in town. Delicious chocolate bars filled with jellies, popping candy and candy shells . Combining cookie, crunchie caramel and caramalised nuts covered with delicious Dairy Milk. They sound amazing - I'm very jealous.
One of you my lovely readers is going to win all these yummy treats. If you would like to win, you can enter using the Rafflecopter Form below. Please wait a few seconds for it to load if you can't see it straight away, it can be temperamental at busy times.
This giveaway is open to the UK only and 1 winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries made using the Rafflecopter Form on Sunday August 17th.
Disclosure: This giveaway is NOT sponsored by anyone. I am paying for this prize myself.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Flair's new Cool Create range, One Direction Swap Watch kit lets you create your own One Direction watch! You can mix & match the different bands and elements to create the perfect One Direction's watch to wear in as many different styles you can think of.
There are over 70 accessories to choose from! When it's time for a change you can use the coloured beads and cord to bead and braid your very own styles and customize your watch to match your favourite outfit. It's suitable for ages 7 and above and contains: 1 watch face, 5 watch face trims, 5 watch surrounds, 5 watch straps, 3 coloured cord, 1 elasticated cord, 9 Square beads, 13 tube beads, 26 round beads, 8 connector pieces, 1 instruction sheet.
My Lily who's 7, was so excited when she saw this. She's a huge One Direction fan, she practically jumped up and down with delight. There was lots of pieces in this kit making the design options endless but for now we decided not to use the beads and cords as they were for more complicated straps. Lily was happy to pick a strap from the 5 provided which she then matched with a watch face to create her very own One Direction watch.
The watch she made is pretty cool, she's very happy with it. I'm not sure how long she will keep it like this but that's okay as it literally only takes a few seconds to change them over. This kit is great, everything is easy to piece together and the end results look amazing.
Lily is so pleased with her new watch, she can't wait to show it off to all her friends. This kit is brought to us by Flair but it's not yet available to buy from their website, I'm sure once it is it will be very popular. It's sure to be a big success with all One Direction fans.
Here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries, we've happily scored the Cool Create One Direction Swap Watch Kit a 4/5. The contents look good, are easy to use and make watch making fun.
Disclosure: We were sent a free sample for the purpose of this review but that doesn't influence us. Our reviews are 100% honest and all opinions expressed are our own.
Moshi Monsters are Hiding at SEA LIFE SEA LIFE Birmingham - 19 July to 31 August 2014
The Moshi Monsters splash down at SEA LIFE and the Moshi Marine Force wants you!
Join Katsuma, Poppet and Monstro City's number one Moshling conservationist, Buster Bumblechops, on a mission to save our amazing marine creatures!
We went along last week to check it all out, we love visiting our local Sea Life Centre in Birmingham so we love it when theres something new going on as it's a great excuse to visit again. With the Summer holidays upon us, this is a great day out to add to your lists.
Moshling swap - Bring along your Moshling collectable figures and exchange them for favourites and rarities in the Moshling Swap Zone! The Swap Zone is open every day but please check the posters on site for precise Swap Session times.
We didn't have any Moshlings to swap but we did pop into the Swap Zone to take a look. There was so many cuties to see, it kinda made us wish we were there to swap some. If your child collects Moshi Monster figures and has lots of the same, this is a great way to swap some and maybe complete their collections and even better is, it's free to do.
Moshling Find Us - Can you find the missing marine Moshlings hiding at SEA LIFE? We had fun searching the tanks on our way round to find the whole gang and unlock Lubber the Whimsical Whale – the brand new Moshling, exclusive to SEA LIFE – yours to keep the next time you visit MoshiMonsters.com. Even though the Moshlings are very small they're very easy to find, there's easy to find look out stickers to point you in the right direction.
Moshi Hero award - Complete the interactive quiz trail and earn your exclusive Buster Sea Life Conservationist Hero Award, plus on-line virtual goodies from MoshiMonsters.com
You might even meet a Moshi Monster or two while you're there. Look who we found:
We had a wonderful morning at the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, finding all the Moshi Monsters was fun and meeting them was amazing, the kids loved it. We took the opportunity to visit our favourite penguin friends whilst we were there too, they really are amazing creatures. We could have stayed watching them and their silly antics for hours but we didn't as there was so many friendly fishes and other sea life creatures to see too.
This event is only at SEA LIFE Birmingham from 19 July to 31 August 2014 but it is also traveling around to lots of other Sea Life Centres across the UK. For more information about where they are or to buy tickets, check out VisitSeaLife.Com.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Little Live Pets Birds - Cool Cookie
The Little Live Pets Bird Single Pack is the perfect way to have your very own pet bird!
Your bird will respond to your touch, sing, chirp and tweet just for you! The more you play with your bird the happier it becomes! Cool Cookie is just one of the new Little Live Pets Birds collection from Character, there are 6 different characters to choose from in total.
My Lily has been bugging me for ages for a new pet so when I saw these, I jumped at the chance to try one out. I wanted to give Lily her wish for a new pet without the responsibilities of looking after a real one. I was intrigued to see what would happen when I showed her.
As you can see from this picture, Lily was pleasantly surprised. She loved her new Birdie friend. She sat stroking him and talking to him for ages. She loved that he could fit on the back of her hand just like a real bird but without the worry of it biting her. She loved the way she could record her own voice even if she did make it say "Mummy has a big big" to me.
Her new friend was easy to set up, I simply added two AAA batteries into the bottom and turned it on. There's a sensor on it's back which activates it's tweets and songs when you touch it's back. You can make the bird record your voice by pressing a button, you can then play it back over and over again which was lots of fun, Lily loved that feature.
These Little Live Pets Birds cost £9.99 each and are aimed at children aged 5 and over. Lily who's 7 has enjoyed playing with it this week. I'm not sure how long it will be before she gets bored of him but for now she's happy which is all that matters to me. Lily scored her new friend a fun 3/5. She liked his colours and features but still wants a 'real' pet.
Disclosure: We were sent our Cool Cookie Bird for the purpose of this review but that doesn't effect our review. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.