Talk about perfect timing, the most amazing (and fun!) package arrived via FedEx today and it could not have come at a better moment for the boys and I.
Now I'm not one of those bloggers who gets invited to every (any) Big Name Brand Event or is on every (any) Cool Pitch List, that's for certain. But for whatever reason, a couple of weeks ago Nintendo sent me an email telling me (not asking me, not pitching to me, not requesting anything from me) that they were sending me a Wii Party Party Package in the mail so that my family and I could have a Wii Party Party Night. They didn't ask me to blog about it or review it or to do anything in return; all they wanted was my address and to know if we had enough Wii-motes.
Then today, in a cake-sized box wrapped in a bright pink bow came the Wii Party game, the Mii faces on sticks for the kids, an extra Wii-mote with the new motion sense technology, a $25 gift certificate to Domino's pizza and ten $5 off coupons for the Wii Party game on Amazon.com to pass along to my friends. (Hey, that's you.) (More details on that at the end of this post.)
The boys were ECSTATIC.
"Why'd they send us this, Mom?"
"Did they know we were bein' good?"
"You mean, the people who make the Wii sent it? How did they do that??"
And that was before they even played. There are so many games on the Wii Party game that the boys haven't even had a chance to check them all out but an instant favorite was Board Game Island. The mini games were a big hit with them also. (I can see this being a fun game to break out with a group of adults as well.) And you know something is a homerun when it's bedtime and you warn misbehaving kids to "go to bed or there won't be any Wii Party tomorrow" and they listen. THEY LISTEN.
But, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
I'm giving away the ten $5 off coupons for Wii Party on Amazon.com. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Wii game. Each comment = one entry. Enter as many times as you would like. Enter through Sunday, December 12, 2010 until 8:00 PM Pacific Time for a chance to win.
And many thanks to Nintendo!