Our Kinect Xbox Pixar PlayDate at J&R Jr

Last week, I hosted a #XboxPixarPlaydate at the J&R Jr Store for my son and some of his friends, who were home from Spring break. I was excited to partner with Kinect Xbox 360 and J&R Jr, two brands who understand that bonds can be made when parents and their children game play together.

Plus after attending the J&R Jr Launch Event, I loved the store and knew it was the prefect place to have my Kinect Xbox Pixar PlayDate party.

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Now planning a party, even one for toddlers, takes a lot of work. I arrived at J&R Jr early to set things up so I could be ready for my mini guest. But my little sister and the mini guest arrived way before anything was ready. I think once they heard about the pizza, games and Toy Story plush dolls they were excited to get the party started. LOL

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I think the kids thought I wasn't moving fast enough so they joined in and helped me set up the table and the refreshments. With their help everything, except the gift bags, was ready.

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My sister joined me in filling J&R Jr bags with Pixar goodies that included Cars pencil sets, Toys Story plush dolls and beach ball.

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While we finished the gift bags, the kids enjoyed playing their size musical instruments found at J&R Jr.

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They soon worked up an appetite and we sat them down to enjoy some pizza. Soon more families arrived and joined in for pizza and juice boxes.

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I was excited to see how many families came to enjoy a night of gaming. Everyone was ready to play games!

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For this party we were lucky to score 3 of the soon to be released Kinect Xbox 360 games
To learn more about these games, check out my blog Kinect Xbox 360 Games for Kids & Families

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3 stations were set up so that the families and kids could play and have fun. For some of the families this would be their first time playing a Kinect Xbox 360 game and they were excited! Soon mothers and daughter, fathers and sons and every combination in between were gaming together.


The children were quick to learn the games and tried helping their parents play but soon just enjoyed some single game play while their parents socialized.


Other kids started teaming up together and enjoying the games. I love that these games allow for either single or team play.

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But the older kids weren't the only ones having fun. The younger kids, like my son and hs friends were able to enjoy some game play time.

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After seeing how much fun everyone was having I decided to join my son in a game....or two. As you can see my son and I are truly a mom and son gaming team. *laughing*

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All to soon, it was time to end the party. All the kids (and a few parents) received a gift bag to take home.

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A few families were lucky to win one of the games to take home with them.

I really hope that the families continue to bond while game together. There is nothing like having a family game night filled with laughter, team work and parent child bonding.

Thank you Xbox 360 and J&R Jr!

Please Note: Kinect Xbox 360 provided invitations, food, party supplies and giveaway game prizes. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

J&R Jr provided gaming and party room.
No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.
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2 comments:

  1. Looks like you had such a good time. Wish we were back in time to make it. Next time you are in my hood - let me know!!

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