Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pump it Up The Goodie Bag Makeover Review

"A few weeks ago, most kids didn’t know what a roto launcher was. Now, it’s one of the hottest gadgets found exclusively in the new Goodie Bags from Pump It Up, the nation’s largest franchise of indoor inflatable playgrounds committed to helping families across the country stay active and safe.


The spiraled plastic wand that shoots circular discs is just one of a variety of interactive goodie bag items that promote physical activity, in stark contrast to the candy and chotchkies that kids bring home from most other birthday parties.


The new Goodie Bag was developed after Pump It Up commissioned brand marketing firm C|3 (Creative Consumer Concepts) to determine what moms and kids are really looking for in their goodie bags. As a result of extensive research, they found that while 90 percent of moms view the goodie bag as a necessary element of a birthday party, it is also the most stressful part of throwing the celebration.


“Each year, more than six million children visit our stores for the ultimate party experience, and the goodie bag is just the icing on the cake of a fun-filled day of bouncing, jumping, and sliding on our giant, colorful inflatables,” said Lee Knowlton, CEO and President of Pump It Up. “But we’ve learned that moms are frustrated with the amount of candy and useless items kids bring home from birthday parties. Our new Goodie Bags not only promote physical activity among children, but they also eliminate the stress moms face when trying to find cool, non-candy party favors to include in their child’s celebration.”


In addition to the roto launcher, the new Goodie Bags at Pump It Up include sidewalk chalk and thunder sticks, and either a disc launcher or inflatable ball, depending on the franchise location. Moms are welcome to add other items of their choice. The launch of the health-conscious bags coincides with Pump It Up’s membership in the Coalition for Healthy Kids, a national campaign addressing childhood obesity in America . The campaign is spearheaded by the Advertising Council, a non-profit organization that develops public service campaigns to address critical social issues.


“We appreciate Pump It Up’s involvement in our Coalition for Healthy Children and we are excited about the opportunity to get the Coalition’s healthy lifestyle messages in front of their customers,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of The Advertising Council, Inc. “These goodie bags are a great and creative way to encourage kids to get an hour of physical activity every day and helps support our goal of addressing childhood obesity.”


About Pump It Up


A clear leader in the active children’s party industry, Pump It Up is the nation’s largest franchise of indoor inflatable playgrounds specializing in private parties for birthdays, and other programs like corporate events, school outings, field trips and other events. Trained staff provides guests with supervision, food and beverage set-up, and clean-up services. Pump It Up is headquartered in Tempe , AZ with more than 160 locations across the country. For more information about Pump It Up, please visit www.pumpitupparty.com."

I received to Goodie Bags from  Pump it Up for review. I received a boys bag and a girls bag. It is funny because both my kids have a birthday coming up. My kids were excited when I opened both bags. I have a 3 year old and a one year old.

Both bags had different goodies in them:

Girls Goodie Bag:
Disc Launcher: Comes with 3 discs and is super fun. It launches the discs a little ways and kids love it. My 3 year old managed to do this task without any issue. It worked the way it was supposed to. She really enjoyed it. She had some issue getting the disc in place to launch but other than that she was very happy with this toy.

Roto-Launcher: Comes with 3 rotos in 3 different sized that is launched from a plastic spiral stick. It is easy to use and a lot of fun. Both my kids love this. This was my sons favorite.

Sidewalk Chalk: This is also a lot of fun. My daughter liked it. We just can't let her have it inside the house.

Thunder Sticks: These did not work so well for us but we might have been doing them wrong. We followed the directions but did not get any results.

Goodie Bag: Super cute and has coloring activities on the inside of each bag.

Boys Goodie Bag:
Roto-Launcher: Comes with 3 rotos in 3 different sized that is launched from a plastic spiral stick. It is easy to use and a lot of fun. Both my kids love this. This was my sons favorite.

Sidewalk Chalk: This is also a lot of fun. My daughter liked it. We just can't let her have it inside the house.

Thunder Sticks: These did not work so well for us but we might have been doing them wrong. We followed the directions but did not get any results.

Inflatable Ball:  Both my kids loved this. You can blow it up. It is just a small fun ball. Very colorful!

Goodie Bag: Super cute and has coloring activities on the inside of each bag.

These bags would make great Birthday Party giveaway goodie bags. Any kid would love them. These toys are great for keeping these kids attention. Plus these toys inside the goodie bag are a lot of fun!

Book you party with Pump it Up and receive your aesome goodies bags today.

Party Packages:
Classic Party: You and your guests spend 2 unforgettable hours jumping, bouncing, laughing and partying and having a wild party in your own private arena and your own private party room.

Mini Classic: For slightly smaller groups, you and your guests spend 90 minutes jumping and generally going crazy in our private arenas and party room. The Mini Classic is a great deal and an even better way to party on weekdays.

Ultimate Classic: Our Ultimate Classic includes everything you need to complete the perfect private party experience for you and your guests.

Cozy Classic: The Cozy Classic is just the thing for a smaller group to jump, bounce and laugh with more time in your own private arena and a wild party in your own private party room.

Pump it Up has locations all over the US.

Overall we were very happy with our Pump it Up Goodie Bags. My kids had a lot of fun with them. I would recommend them to my friends and family. 

Disclaimer: I received a sample for review. No other compensation was received for this post or to host a giveaway. All opinions are mine and are valid. My can't be bought or swayed either way.

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