We’ve seen lots of commercials on TV for Fijit Friends from Mattel. Every time we saw one, Lucy would get so excited! She’d jump up and down, and tell me over and over that she wanted one for her birthday.
So, when Mom Central announced that they were looking for moms to host a Fijit Playdate in their homes, I jumped at the chance. I have lots of mom friends with kids around the same age as my kids, and I knew it would be hit.
I printed up invitations, mailed them out, passed them out at church, and had 10 moms tell me that they would be there with their kids. I posted reminders on my facebook page frequently, and my kids and I were all looking forward to the party. We decorated the house to the nines, had lots of snacks and vividly-colored goodies (to match our Fijit Friends, of course!), and we were ready to party with our friends – and our Fijit Friends.
The day of the party came, and one mom showed up with her kids. I wanted to cry. But, I didn’t. I determined we were still going to have an awesome Fijit Playdate – no matter what.
And you know what? We really did have the best time!
The Fijit Friends were a hit with everyone at the party. All the kids loved dancing around, listing to jokes from their fijit friends, and trying to get the fijit friends to say the same thing at the same time. I wish you all could have been at the playdate, because it was an absolute blast! And to those of you that said you were going to be here and missed out, you really missed out on a great time!
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the party:
You can view more photos on the Blessed Beyond Words Facebook Page. (More photos will be added throughout the day.)
It’s been a week since the party, and the kids are still constantly playing with the Fijit Doll. I’ll walk past the basement door, and I’ll hear the kids in the playroom shouting, “Dance with me!” A few seconds later, they’re all rocking out to the tunes on their Fijit friend. Such a great toy, and while they really tend to push the Fijit Friends toward little girls, my boys all love them just as much as my girls do.
There are several things I love about the Fijits:
- All the kids can interact with one toy. While we’d love to have all 4 Fijits in the collection, the kids are all perfectly content to play with the same toy until that happens.
- They have soft, squishy bodies.
- They really interact with you! They tell jokes, dance, and make your time with them so much fun.
One thing that got to me was that they didn’t always recognize what was being said. We’d say “Dance with me” and they’d say, “Goodnight!” When that happened, the kids would get louder and louder, trying to get it to recognize what they were yelling. (Note to self: Hide the Fijit when you have a headache because of this.) And when our Fijit doll tells us a knock-knock joke, we can’t get her to respond to “Who’s there” no matter how much we try. Aside from that, though, the kids just love this toy, and it’s made a welcome addition to our family.
To learn more about Fijit Friends, check out the Fijit website: www.fijitfriends.com
To purchase your own Fijit Friend – and get free shipping now through August 31st, head to www.ShopMattel.com/fijit and use code FIJITBL.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel Fijit Friends and received product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.