It’s true, I work for Pepperidge Farm writing monthly articles at Goldfish Smiles, and I know it can be harder to listen / read / pay attention when someone is ‘shilling’ for a company, but you guys. Goldfish Crackers. I mean, these are not a hard-sell, right? These are a classic snack from my childhood that my children naturally adore. So when Goldfish offered to send me one of their new, customizable party packs, I jumped at the chance.
I think this is such a brilliant idea. You can choose from three products you want to customize:
Next, you choose your occasion – a birthday party or an everyday celebration. I went with the latter, since all our birthdays over with in the winter, and customized for an end of school party. Goldfish My Way lets you enter your messages, and upload photos (you can scale and rotate the pictures); it’s all really simple to do.
I entered kind of generic messages so I could get the same design for all four kids, and so I could share these pics on ye olde blogge:
A word of caution: When my kids opened up their surprises, they thought they were going to be on EVERY SINGLE package in stores. They were heady with the thrill of fame. I had to let them down and tell them these packages were made just for us before they ran out and told their friends to look for their faces at the grocery store. My oldest was particularly disappointed. His shoulders sagged and he said, “So close. I was almost a Goldfish Supermodel.” We all had a good laugh.
You can reuse the same picture on the back, or upload a different one. I went with one where N is looking especially happy (ha ha):
Then you get to select your goldfish cracker colors. I think this is super fun, you can make them match your party’s theme, or just choose your kids’ favorite colors.
Finally, you get to order the quantity you want of your customized item. The big gift boxes are $14.95 per box (this is what we got, I ordered 4). The small party favors are $42 for a set of 12. The cute little themed party cups are $25 for a set of 25.
I fully intended to do a real end of the school year / start of summer party, but we decided to do a little bit of summer school. In addition, the kids found the package before I did and had already opened it. Oh well! Be warned – if you order these for a surprise party, the box does not come unmarked!
I think they are a really fun idea, and would be sweet for any kids’ party. My
pack rats kids loved the gift boxes so well (they are really sturdy) they kept them and have turned them into treasure boxes in their rooms.
With that, I’ll do a really smooth segue (I’m such a pro) into my article that’s live now over at Goldfish Smiles.
I’m always amazed at the rhythm we settle into when we’re camping. Far away from our modern conveniences, I find it soothing to cook our meals over a fire. Instead of being ruled by alarm clocks, we rise with the sun, and go to bed when it is dark.
This is a sponsored post – I received free product to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. xo!