A few weeks ago, Bashabaloo reached out to me about a collaboration. The timing was perfect! Their surprise balls come in a variety of themes (birthdays, party invitations, party favors, bridesmaid gifts/invitations, etc.) but two jumped out at me – Travel and Miss You.
Since I was planning my trip with Pumpkin, Bashabaloo sent me a Travel ball for Pumpkin and a Miss You ball for Peanut.
I wasn’t sure about making a mess with the crepe paper on the plane, so I hid Pumpkin’s ball inside my carry-on bag, and gave it to her the first morning of our trip when we started our 80-mile drive from Reno to my Mom’s house. She was so excited! (Don’t worry, I pulled over to take the in-progress photos.)
She had a lot of fun unrolling the ball and squealed at every item she pulled out of it – a balloon, a tattoo, nail polish, funny glasses. In all, 16 things (the balloon burst before we got the photo).
The following day, she brought her little coloring book along to color in while we had pedicures before we headed to Lake Tahoe for a wedding. While we were getting ready for the wedding, Pumpkin snuck her glasses into her purse, and entertained cousins with them during the reception.
The morning after the wedding, she had fun playing with the beach ball, bubbles and mermaid doll as she splashed in the lake.
Meanwhile, back at home, Peanut worked on unraveling a surprise ball of her own. She’s slightly younger than the intended age group for the Bashabaloo balls (generally for kids 3-12, although they also do custom orders for older kids and adults), but she still enjoyed the process of unraveling the ball, dragging crepe paper all over the house, and playing with the treasures. Rather than tearing through it like her sister, she spread it out over two days. The girls ended up with some of the same items, and some different ones. They compared notes once Pumpkin and I got home.
Now for the giveaway!
Bashabaloo has offered to give two of my readers a Summer Surprise ball! Head on over to my Instagram to enter – the giveaway runs through Thursday!
*This giveaway is now closed*