Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nutella Party Fun!

I was invited by MommyParties to host a Nutella® Breakfast Bar in my home and invite ten girlfriends to join me for breakfast! Sounds amazing right?!

Well, I had the best of intentions to follow their guidelines exactly but I wasn't able to get the breakfast part in with all the different schedules everyone had. Instead, we opted to do a play-date brunch at the park! The weather was perfect the days preceding the party and then the day of the party it decided to SNOW!!! So, to make it come together and happen, we still held the party but decided to go to the local mall and have the children play in their play center after the party was over. The party ended up being a success for those of my friends who could make it due to snow factors.

Before hosting this party, I had never tried Nutella® . So, I was very interested when the offer came. When my party package first arrived via the FedEx man, he said to me, "Is that REALLY Nutella in there?" (there was a sticker on the top of the box) and I said, "Yes it really is!" and he replied, "I love Nutella® !" lol. I knew that I was in for a treat! I opened up the box to search through it's contests and I was pleasantly surprised!

The kit included:
(1) 6.5oz Jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread for use during the party
(10) Nutella® spread sample packs and coupons for guests bags
(10) Nutella® spread guest bags
(10) Nutella® spread tumbler mugs
(10) Nutella® spread spreaders
(10) Nutella® spread tip cards for guests

and also recipe ideas for my Nutella® Breakfast BarParty activities: Everyday Breakfast Tips and Trivia . All of this was free of charge just for trying their product and blogging about how we liked it!

When all of my guests had arrived we talked about the different ingredients in Nutella® and how healthy Nutella® actually is for you. We also discussed different things Nutella® would be good on! We thought about different things such as frozen banana pops with Nutella® , Nutella® Truffles, Nutella® Smores. But honestly those things were just being indulgent! Nutella® goes really well with whole grain things such as waffles, English muffins, etc!

The taste of Nutella® is a sort of nutty chocolaty taste and it is super delicious! If I had just had a free sample of this from a store I would have immediately bought a jar to take home so this party had no influence over my opinion of the product! The taste and nutrition facts speak for themselves! I would recommend this product in limited amounts however, just because you will want to sit down and eat the whole jar. In small amounts it would be healthy but nothing is healthy if you eat the whole jar by yourself! : )

So, what did the guests think? They loved it! One guest remarked, "It's working! I'm going to have to go and buy a jar as soon as this party is over!" and they did! The children thought they were eating chocolate banana sandwiches and loved every minute of it. While, the moms sat back and smiled at the nutrition they were getting from it!

Thanks again Nutella® and Mommy Parties for providing my guests and I with such a wonderful product to review!

Want to win a case of Nutella® ? They are having a giveaway on their site right now!

Also, if you are interested to trying Nutella® or can't get enough Nutella® , here's a link to a $1.00 off coupon for the product : ) Enjoy!

*Disclaimer - I was selected by MomSelect to host this party on behalf of Nutella and was sent product and supplies to facilitate the party and giveaway to my guests. No monetary compensation was involved. All opinions are my own.

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