Need A Paw Patrol Birthday Party Fast? Just Yelp For Help

It’s Paw Patrol to the rescue for all your kid party needs.

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Our boys have always been big fans on Paw Patrol. Those helpful dogs have been a part of our lives for a good six years. So of course it is the perfect theme for a birthday party or end of school party or any party for that matter.

I was given the opportunity to try out a cool service that makes planning a Paw Patrol party a piece of cake, no pun intended.

I also was sent a box full of Paw Patrol party favors that I will get to in a sec.

First of all, the planning of the party. No job is too big as they say.

The fine people at Toys “R” Us wanted us to try out a cool way to set up, organize and send out RSVP and thank you messages to all guests.

The product is called PercyVites and it is an innovative line of personalized video invitations and thank you videos starring your kid’s favorite characters, your kid’s photos, and all the other party details. What I liked about the product on my first try was it was pretty quick and easy. I love being efficient when planning, so PercyVites was sure to deliver.

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All I had to do was go to a website, enter in the needed information for each step and the magic of the internet created a short video that was emailed to the people you invited to the party.

As we did not have an actual birthday party to run in the time frame of the review, we turned to a BBQ party we had with our neighbours. All the kids were fans of the Paw Patrol so it was perfect.

I had the invites done in 10 minutes and the email videos were being watch shortly after that.

That’s the first part done. On to the actual party.

On the day of the party we used a number of the party favours to decorate the table. Hats, plates, balloons, bracelets and more.

It was well received by the kids.

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Fast forward through the party and to the days after.

It’s time to send out a thank you note for coming. For those who host a birthday party, you want to send a thank you for any gifts as well.

Well, just like with the invite, you can easily make the thank you video using PercyVites. You plug in all the information, your message and a video is created that you can email.

The Honest Take

PercyVites is a cool option to really personalize your birthday with a theme your kids love. It shows up on a screen. It excited the child who gets to see it. All that is great. It also handles the RSVP part without having to buy physical cards and mail them or hope they reach the kids somehow.

All great for those who like that kind of thing.

Me personally, I still like old school invites that are hand written and delivered by snail mail or in person. It was a lot of fun to have all the Paw Patrol items to decorate our BBQ party and the kids have watched the video invites and thank you’s over and over. So it was a win in my books. Try it for yourself and let us know. Learn all about Percyvites here.

I want to state that I received the party pack for the purpose of a review but my review and opinions are still my own. Thank you to Toys “R” Us for giving us a chance to test out PercyVites and the box of party items. All kids were very happy.

All Dads & Grads Need A JumPack When On The Road

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cobra for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a confession to make. I am not a car guy. I have never been that interested in cars other than driving them from point A to point B. There I said it.

I have never changed a tire or tricked out my ride in any way. When something breaks, I call someone to fix it. I did change a few light bulbs before, but that’s it.

That is why when I am driving, or my wife is out with the car, I always have a the tiniest worry of something going wrong and being stuck somewhere.

Stuck without a phone, without power or without the tools needed to get the car going again. I am the guy who chooses not to have jumper cables in the car because then one day it would be proven I don’t know to use them.

But in the age of modern technology it seems silly to have such worry.

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TRUFUEL®: No More Bad Gas For Your Power Equipment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRUFUEL® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a lot of experience with gas. No, not the gas you deal with as a parent of two young boys. I am referring to what we run our cars, lawnmowers and chain saws with. I have been pumping gas from the corner station into a vehicle for over 20 years.

Before that, I did landscaping to earn money all through my teens. Jeez, I won’t lie when I say I kind of like the smell of gas. But it was not until later in life, when I started buying my own yard machines, that the gas you get from your local station is not that good for the life of your tools. Bad gas, I guess, is a problem everywhere. So what can you do if you want to extend the life of your toys and make them more efficient for getting the job done.

Well, the answer is becoming aware of a better product or solution. That product is TRUFUEL®. It’s incredible how it will make your weed eater, leaf blower or chainsaw work.  I now live in the city and don’t have a lawnmower anymore, but I tell anyone who asks that TRUFUEL® will make your fuel-running tools happy and healthy. It’s amazing. Put TRUFUEL® in and everything cranks the first time. No more dislocating your shoulder trying to get something to start humming. TRUFUEL® is precision-engineered premixed fuel with synthetic lubricants and advanced stabilizers that are specially made for your 2-cycle and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment.

The high-octane ethanol-free fuel protects your investment, saves you time, and helps your equipment run the way you need it to. The fuel from the gas station will get the job done, but not as good as it should be. Leave that for your car.

It is premixed, so there is no need to bother with the measuring and mixing of fuel and oil. Not to mention, TRUFUEL® has a shelf life of 5 years and will not separate and damage your equipment during off seasons. The word is that it even lasts for up to 2 years once opened. Put it on your tool shelf and have it standing by for many years to come.

Got a dad on your gift list who loves to be outside working in the garage? Add a few cans of this to his gift bag and you will score a big victory. From experience, this product seems to last about twice as long as my old mixtures ever did. Yes, it is a little more expensive, but that is because you are paying for quality and in the long run, if your mower lasts a few more years, that is money saved in my book.

Have you tried this fuel alternative before? Did you even know that this type of premium fuel existed? It certainly was not passed down from my dad. I learned about it by accident but my power equipment sure thanks me each time I pull that cord. I dare you, ask all of those grease monkey people on your Twitter and Facebook feeds and see what they say. I bet some of them don’t even know.

So let’s start fueling up with a better product than you get on the corner. Give TRUFUEL® a try and see for yourself. Want to see what others just like you are saying on social media? Follow TRUFUEL on Twitter! using #TruPros or Follow TRUFUEL on Facebook!

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Review – Mattell #BOOMcoBLAST Rapid Madness Blaster

Is there anything more fun for kids than toy guns? They have come so far since I was little. Nerf has always been the big player in toy guns, and now Mattell is jumping into the mix with their BOOMco line of toys.

Before I start, for those who know me, I have always been against toy guns, in particular, the ones that shoot darts or any kind of bullets. I got hit in the face as a kid and it hurt, so that kind of set me for life.

So when I was contacted to review the BOOMco Rapid Madness Blaster, I was torn. The dad blogger in me was all in, picturing the fun I would have with the boys. But the parent in me was a little against bringing weapons into the house.

So I decided to accept the toys, test and review and use the opportunity as a learning experience for the boys.

I have to say, when the very cool box from BOOMco arrived, I was a little kid again.

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