KidzVuz Holiday House Party

Written by Role Mommy’s Danielle Feigenbaum

Thumbnail image for 11072624384_3ffd617a89.jpg Last week my tween, Role Mommy’s Beth Feldman and I attended the KidzVuz Holiday Party. We had an absolute blast. Co-founders Rebecca Levey and Nancy Friedman sure know how to throw a party! My almost ten year old and I had so much fun checking out all the amazing sponsors. Here’s a pic of us when we arrived getting excited to explore the party. If you are wondering what KidzVuz is, it’s a totally safe video review sharing site for kids age 7-12. It’s the only online destination exclusively dedicated to letting tweens have their say and share their views about the stuff they love. My girl (aka piano girl – her KidzVuz name) loves to go on the site and check out what her peers think about the latest tech, toys & games, books, movies and more. Ok, here are some fab gift ideas for the special kid in your life…
It was definitely puppy love at first site for my daughter and Zoomer. Spin Master Toys was on hand featuring Zoomer the dog (@zoomerpup), one of the hottest toys of the year. She would not stop talking about it and since we have no plans of getting a real dog, this may be the next best thing!
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Hasbro (@HasbroNews) was also there showcasing classics with a new twist…Twister Rave, Nerf Rebelle, and the awesome Furby Boom. Below is my very own Katniss Everdeen testing out the Nerf Rebelle. She really loved Furby and could not believe it when she got her very own to bring home! Thanks to Hasbro, Furby is the newest member of our family.
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Downtown Bookworks (@DowntownBkworks) is a fantastic children’s book publishing company. They offer so many wonderful books for kids of all ages, you have to check them out. Julie Merberg, President of Downtown Bookworks was there decorating Super Hero cookies from the incredible Super Hero Cookbook. Here is Julie with my daughter creating a Superman cookie masterpiece. Photo Credit: Josh Strauss, of Josh Strauss Studios www.JoshStrauss.com
iScream (@NYIscream) is one of my daughter’s favorite brands! Her mouth dropped open when she saw them at the party with all their comfy pillows on display and candy bar with jelly beans, gummy bears and sand candy! She has an iScream lunch box, cupcake pillow she used for camp, Candylicious sweatshirt, folders for school and the list goes on and on. If you need a girl gift for ages 4-14, look no further than iScream! They have some cool boy gifts too, especially for camp.
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photo 2 (1).JPG Some other great sponsors that were there… The Broadway League -(@TheBwayLeague) bringing Kids Night on Broadway to theaters around the country. I know I am going to take my kids to Kids Night on Broadway, they absolutely love going to see Broadway shows.
What would a party be without food? @FairwayMarket, @StonefireNaan, @GoGreenMustache @ChloesFruit, @Zico were some of the yummy, healthy foods and drinks we sampled. And last but not least you need great music and the adorable kid DJ, Kai, from @FuziPop was spinning all the hottest tunes. My daughter kept saying “I love this song” the entire time. If you need music for an event, check out Fuzipop.
Hopefully this post gave you some great ideas of what to buy this holiday season. If you know a tween, tell them about KidzVuz.com so they can be in-the-know of all the hottest things out there and even record their own videos of what they love!

Back to School Shopping at RUUM with KidzVuz

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Shopping for clothes with my tween daughter can either be really great or really painful. KidzVuz and RUUM invited my little fashionista and I to check out the new store at the Palisades Mall. And the experience? Really great! There are over 22 RUUM stores across the country with adorable (and affordable) children’s fashions. RUUM, launched in late March 2013, and was founded by Ezra Dabah, one of the foremost authorities in children’s wear. The former CEO of The Children’s Place who helped make sales that exceeded a billion dollars while expanding to 900 stores, is now back in the fashion fold.
The clothes run from Baby sizes all the way to size 14. It was too bad I didn’t have any baby gifts to buy, because the baby clothes were too cute and so soft. Instead I focused on my daughter and we began to shop!
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My very picky tween walked around grabbing everything she thought was “omg, so cute!!” Next thing I knew my arms were full of clothes. Once she had made her way all around, we headed to the dressing room. Even the dressing rooms were cute. There were big peace signs that opened up so you could hand clothes out or take clothes in, such a cute touch, my daughter loved that. As you can see in the pictures, the clothes are right on trend without being too trendy and everything looked beyond adorable on her and was comfortable too.
Once she was all set with her fab finds, we headed over to the boy’s section to see if there were some good things for my 6 year old son. It was really hard to narrow down what to get for him, too many good choices. After we chose some shirts for my son, we checked out all the great shoes and accessories. Tons of headbands, hairbands, bracelets and hats too! Suri Cruise was even spotted carrying a RUUM ruffle bag.
The store itself is “totally fun” as my girl said. There are photo booths, stickers, paper airplanes and our favorite part… a candy bar! Your kid gets a little cranky? I bet a lollipop or some twizzlers will make them happy and give you more time to shop. If there isn’t a store near you, you can shop online at http://www.ruum.com/ruum/. There are some amazing sales going on right now, buy more and save more.
Awesome looks for my fashiontweensta… she’ll be rocking her new RUUM clothes in the fourth grade!
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*Great news for all you Role Mommy readers! You could win a $250 RUUM SHOPPING SPREE! Click here for all the details and go to the KidzVuz website to create a video for your chance to win. Have your kids go back to school in style, good luck!
I was provided with a gift card at this event, all opinions are my own.