mommyjules
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    6
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  • First Review
    October 3, 2010
  • Last Review
    October 24, 2010
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    4.5
 
 
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A royally fun party activity for girls and boys. Kids enjoy hours of fun coloring and then playing inside and around the outside of this cardboard castle. Measures 32H, with open-air “courtyard” so kids can stand up in the middle. Easy assembly. Please note: Markers are sold separately.
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Good quality, very cute
Date:October 24, 2010
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" I actually loved this castle after I put it together. At first my two kids (girl 3, boy 5) thought it was awesome. They could both (barely) sit in it and couldn't wait to color it. I ended up going a little overboard on the activities for our party - in addition to this we had a small bouncy house, the wand activity (sold on this site), and a pinata. The castle was the least used/enjoyed. We had a mix of girls and boys at this party ages 3-11 and they just weren't interested. One of the boys ended up destroying one of the castle walls and that was that. I think this probably would have been better for an all girl party and one with less activities to choose from (I also had the castle in the basement which may lend to why they didn't want to hang out). Anyhow, I'd pick the wands over this activity. I will say it wasn't too bad to put together (and I'm generally terrible at this sort of thing); took me about an hour. "
 
 Star Wand Activity for 8
Star Wand Activity for 8
Includes one star wand activity with foam stars, wand sticks, ribbon, decorative pieces and glue.
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Great activity!
Date:October 24, 2010
" These were great! I was very pleased with this activity and the kids enjoyed it. I read the other reviews and used the suggestion to glue the star to the handle in advance (I used a glue gun and it worked perfectly). The glue that game with the supplies dried easily, so I'd recommend having some elmers on hand as well. Each wand comes with a little packet including a "jewel" a yellow swirl, a pink flower (see the pic) ribbon, and several small circles. Most of the stuff was a sticker anyway and didn't need the glue. There were 4 purple and 4 pink wands. Even the little boys ended up playing with these! "
 
 Fashion Angels Thank-You Notes
Fashion Angels Thank-You Notes
Includes 8 thank-you notes with envelopes.
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Cute Design
Date:October 24, 2010
" These thank you notes are quite cute and clever. My only warning would be that they don't fit neatly in the envelope - you have to fold down the handles. Even so, I like that they are lined for young writers and the design is adorable. "
 
One magical string will release all the treasures you've tucked inside. Kids can take turns, or hold onto separate strings and pull together. A removable sticker marks the secret location where candy and toys should be inserted. Pinata fillers sold separately. Pinata measures approximately 19.5" high x 16" wide. This item is an officially licensed Nick Jr. product.
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Kids Loved It
Date:October 24, 2010
" This is the first time I bought a pinata so my expectations were probably out of line. Although easy to fill (if not a little time consuming) I was disappointed by how little candy/goodies I could fit in this (the body and backpack hold the candy). So, I over-filled out of frustration. The trap door doesn't open if the pinata is too full; my own fault. That being said, we let the kids hit this which they preferred anyway and had to hand-rip it open at the end. We still got lots of screams and excitement while the kids grabbed for treats and candy. All in all, they enjoyed this tremendously. This ended up taking about 3 hits from about 10 kids ages 3-11; very sturdy. I'd definitely buy one again and would from Party Express due to how it held up. For this design, I'd recommend one or two regular size bags of candy and I also used jelly bracelets and rings. "
 
Eyes appear out of nowhere and then disappear again! This phantom may not be known by his name or reputation, but his eyes will make him fearful to all in this disguise. Includes a black robe, belt, gloves, hood with velcro closure for mouth opening, electronic Fade In/Fade out glasses for under mask. 5-piece set. Polyester. Requires 3 "AA" Batteries (not included). Does not include shoes. Toy sickle/scythe sold separately.
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Great costume, not too scary
Date:October 3, 2010
" My 5 year old son and I looked at a LOT of costumes online and settled on this one. He absolutely wanted something scary - I didn't want something too scary considering his age and the fact that he's afraid of his own shadow. I also didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. This fit the bill perfectly. It is "appropriately" scary for his age group and really pretty fun with the light up eyes. He's a big kid for his age and it fits him perfectly (the medium could probably fit big 4 and 5 year olds or small 6 and 7 year olds); the belt is just a piece of cloth you can use to add a waste line to the costume. I was worried he'd have trouble seeing, but he insists he can see fine - the red on the glasses actually rest below his eyes - on his cheeks. It does come with a long cord and a box for batteries off the glasses; we'll need to figure out where to put this when he's trick or treating. Overall, I love this costume; I did spring for the sickle which is well worth the extra few bucks. Shipping on this was extremely quick and I would definitely buy from Costume Express again. "
 
 Snowflake Princess Toddler/Child Costume
Snowflake Princess Toddler/Child Costume
Includes mini tiara, fur wrap and dress. Does not include necklace or wand.
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reviewed by: mommyjules
Location: New Haven, IN
Title: Great Princess Costume
Date:October 3, 2010
" I bought this costume for my daughter's 3rd birthday Princess Party. It's a beautiful costume and she adores it. I was worried about the size since she's in mostly 3T and the size on this is 2/4; I actually ended up having to pin up the bottom a few inches (it's bigger than I would have expected and we may be able to use it next year too). The quality is what I would expect out of a Halloween costume, not a "real" dress. To get out the wrinkles, I used a delicate setting on the light blue and I hung it by our shower to let the steam work out the mesh on top. The tiara is pretty flimsy, coming in two separate pieces that I'm not entirely sure how to put together - my daughter probably wouldn't have kept it on anyway and I didn't use it. Overall, I'm very pleased with the dress and it really made my daughter feel like a princess. Also, it's worth mentioning that shipping on this was incredibly fast - I would shop with Costume Express again! "