Saturday, December 11, 2010

NYC Crayola Pop Art Pixes Blogger Event - Meet the Pixies!

 Crayola Pop Art Pixies

(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

The professional photos have finally been added so I have some pictures to show from our trip.

Late last month, November, 2010, Miss N., Miss E. and myself were invited to attend a Crayola Pop Art Pixies premiere Bloggers event in NYC. All I can say is the people at Crayola are FABULOUS! We had such a wonderful time!!!

Prior to the event the girls and I created Pop Art Pixies online.  The girls also  received gift cards to select new outfits to match their favorite Pop Art Pixie.  Miss N. went casual in jeans and a t-shirt (Skye).  Miss E. went for the bling (also Skye).  I think Miss N. was a little closer as Skye is all about nature and the outdoors, (like Miss N.).  Miss E. is all about the sparkle and shine!

Here was the Agenda:

Friday afternoon
- Flight from RDU to NYC - The girls and I got dropped off by DH.  Made it through security fairly painlessly considering that I over packed (as usual).  We grabbed lunch, then our flight.  The girls were giddy with excitement and goofy the entire way up.

Friday late afternoon/early evening 
- Arrive in NYC; Picked up by shuttle (We got to share a ride with Melissa and her girls from "Your Fun Family" and Anne and her daughter "Drama Queen" from "The Megalomaniac Mommy"). 

- Arrive at the Hotel, check-in at Pop Art Pixies reception desk, pick up t-shirts, badge and personalized swag bags; 

- Go to room; settle in, freshen up and get ready for the welcoming party!

Friday Evening
- Walk the Pink Carpet - Arrive at the reception area and meander over to the Pink Carpet!  The girls were interviewed, filmed and photographed.  Once their interviews were complete, we entered the banquet room for the main event.

Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

- Eat - After traveling for 1/2 a day, most of us were very hungry.  A lovely banquet filled with a load of kid friendly foods was waiting for us -  mini burgers, mini hot dogs, fries, chicken nuggets and more!  We dug right in :)

- Introduction - Most of us did our homework beforehand, but we learned more about the pixies and discussed who our favorites were.  We then had a brief overview of what crafts were available in the Pop Art Pixies line.

- Crafts - We got to try our hand at various Pop Art Pixies crafts - specifics and pictures soon to follow :)

- Ice Cream Bar! - finished the evening with an ice cream bar while we finished our crafts. 

Here is a picture of the girls.  Oh, and one adult off to the left.  Hey - that adult is me!  I guess I am special :) 

Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

Here are Drama Queen, Miss N.,  and Miss E. looking visiting the Pop Art Pixies online:
Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

Miss N. as Maya and Drama Queen as Naomi hamming it up:
Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

LATE Friday Evening
 - 52nd floor - Anne stayed on the 52nd floor of the W hotel and told us we had to come up to their room to  see the view, so we did.  On the way up our ears popped and I got dizzy when going down the hall.   When we got to their room it looked identical until you looked out the window.  I could not believe the view!  I also cannot believe I did not pass out.  I am deathly afraid of heights.   
 Times Square - Anne, Melissa, myself and our girls ventured down for a walk around Times Square.   We went to M&M world, where I spent a ridiculous amount of money on 2 toys.  Our other big purchase were 2 hats for $5 each from a street vendor.   This was our best purchase - the girls would not take these off their heads.   Stopped at a deli next door to our hotel - the girls grabbed chips and I grabbed sushi.  (I just LOVE that in NYC you can get sushi at the deli LOL).

- Hotel - BED!  and a voice mail message from the Pixies.  The girls put on their PJs, and for some reason their new hats.  They checked the voice mail and them climbed into bed.  Both fell asleep the minute their heads hit the pillow, hats and all.

Early Saturday Morning
Rise and Shine - Get up, shower, and get ready! 

- Breakfast - We went back to the banquet room by the pink carpet.  We immediately found Anne and her DD (aka the Drama Queen).

- Can you guess where we are going?  The agenda was a surprise.  We obtained some clues to the day's events

- One last craft - We did one last quick craft before hitting the streets of NYC

Breakfast.... We are in the far back, right corner.

Crayola Pop Art Pixies
(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

Saturday Morning through Evening
- Par-tay Bus - Our bus was awesome!  The outside was decked out in images of the pixies and the Pop Art Pixies logo.  The inside of the bus was just as fun - white leather seats, neon lights, music, snacks and beverage.

THE bus!

Crayola Pop Art Pixies

(Photo by William Thomas Cain/ for Crayola)

The rest of the day was a true NYC adventure.  I will be posting pictures and details of each event, including more info about the pixies.  Also, stay tuned for a great pixie giveaway!!! I will be giving away a fabulous craft package including Skye’s Wind Chime Kit, Skye’s Water Bottle Kit, Tatum’s Decoupage Glass Plate Kit, and Naomi’s Color Glow Lamp Kit! Stay tuned for more details

I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  Crayola is providing the giveaway, invited us to NYC for the special event and paid all costs.   I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  For more information on this blog and on my posting practices, please refer to the disclosure policy at the bottom of the page.


Learning Aids said...

I like your post very much...
Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

How did your girls get picked to join this great activity? Was it a drawing or did all the pixies get to go? Thank You!

Unknown said...

Hi - it was not a drawing. Select bloggers with Tween girls were invited to attend. It was a great time and we feel very honored to have been selected.

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