Monday, November 7, 2011

My Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends Party!

A few weeks ago, I found out that a friend from church was going to be moving away with her family, and I asked her if I could host a going-away playdate/party.  She agreed and we put it on our calendar. Then, a day or so later, I found out that I had been picked to host a MommyParty sponsored by Mega Bloks, and that I would be receiving a Thomas and Friends party kit.  Perfect timing, and I let my friends all know that we would be having a Thomas-themed going away party for our friend. 

Shortly before the day of the party, there was a knock at my door and I opened it to find a huge box of Mega Bloks waiting for me.  Seriously, huge.  I unpacked it all during Vivian's nap, and it was waiting on the counter when she woke up.

Vivian almost ran me down in her rush to see all the Thomas items on the counter. And she was especially happy to see that her beloved Percy was a part of the Dieselworks Mega Bloks set!

When the day of the party arrived, my husband and I spent the morning setting up the Dieselworks and lots of train tracks for all the kids to play with, as well as putting out the food and the Thomas/Diesel sets for our friends to take home.

It was fun watching all the little kids arrive and spot the Thomas trains and blocks.  They had such a fun morning building the Mega Bloks, knocking them down, driving trains around, moving tracks... and when they found out that they got to pick out a Thomas or Diesel set to take home, I had some seriously big smiles coming my way! The way to a 4-year-old boy's heart is definitely paved with Thomas and Friends blocks!
Ethan and Vivian, trying out some of their friends' toys
Post-party, Ethan and Vivian have been having a good time playing with the enormous Dieselworks Mega Blok set that we received.  They are on the clumsy sides still (being only 4 and 2), so I do have to spend a lot of time reconstructing things, as the Mega Bloks do fall apart pretty easily, particularly when you're stuck building them on carpet, as we are. Still, it's a fun set that Vivian and Ethan are constantly bringing out and asking to play with.  Reports from our friends are that the kids are all loving the Thomas and Diesel Mega Bloks sets that they took home!  

So, if you're looking for a Thomas and Friends themed gift idea for the Thomas fan in your life, definitely check out these Mega Bloks sets!

Disclosure: I received Mega Bloks, coupons, and a Thomas and Friends DVD to help me throw a fabulous MommyParty, thanks to MomSelect. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.