This past Saturday, thanks to Mommy Parties, I had the privilege of hosting an awesome Hexbug Halloween Nano party! We really had a blast!
When my Hexbug Halloween Party Kit arrived, I couldn't believe all that it included! My kids were so excited that they wanted to tear right into it.
HEXBUG Larva. These were so cool! They actually change direction in reaction to physical obstacles in their path.
We received 12 of the limited edition Halloween Zombie Nano, which come in coffin-shaped packaging and have a glow in the dark removable exoskeleton. These were a HUGE hit!
We also received the Glows in the dark HEXBUG Nano in several random colors. There were plenty for everybody, as well as replacement batteries to send home with each guest too. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the battery life is a lot longer than ones we have had previously. They have received hours and hours of play and are still going strong.
My daughter assembled the habitats the night before the party, so we could have everything ready to go when our guests arrived, but they were simple to put together. No long drawn out instructions were needed. She just looked at the pictures on the box. The configurations really are endless though, especially with all the different sets available. We had a simple habitat set up for the younger kids as well as several more, including a glow in the dark Elevation Habitat Set for the older ones. The Nano HEXUGs had a bit of trouble going up the ramps, but that is the only "problem" that we had with the habitat. Love all the different color HEXBUGs we received, which made it easy for the kids to tell which bugs were theirs. Even the adults thought they were awesome and it's no surprise that The HEXBUG Hive Habitat set has been named a Best Toy of 2011 by Dr. Toy!
The kids loved that they got to take their HEXBUGs home with them, as well as some other goodies that I bought for the party. While I didn't use all of the recipes in my kit, I did make the mummy dogs and those were a big hit as well.
If you are planning on hosting a halloween party of your own, visit the HEXBUG Downloads, and click on the HEXBUG Halloween Party Menu and Activities link (or on this link) to download a pdf zip file that includes recipes for the Mummy Dogs, Swamp Punch, Cemetery Swamp Dip, and Creamy Candy Corn Pudding along with some great party games like Zombie Tag and Spooky Spider Web, and fun things to do with your HEXBUGs.
Most of their items can be purchased online, although some of the limited edition items can only be purchased at places such as Radio Shack and Target.
Download the Everything Nano Field Guide.
Find them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
Look for the HEXBUG Nano Christmas Ornament coming soon! What a great stocking stuffer!
*Disclosure: I received a free party kit from MommyParties in exchange for hosting a HEXBUG party and posting my honest review. No other compensation was received.