My boys are proof that Num Noms are not just for girls.
When the email landed into my inbox, inviting us along to a Num Noms pizza party at Bella Italia, I firstly asked the boys if they were interested in attending. Having three boys, I have never heard of NumNoms. I had seen them in the shop but not paid much attention to them as my boys had not shown an interest in them. At first they were a little apprehensive about them event being a little girly, but I have always encouraged them to be a bit different and not shy away from playing or trying new things. Plus, I think the fact that there was Pizza making involved helped make their mind up.
Num Noms are little mini scented stackable collectables. To create your own fusion flavour, you mix a Num with a Nom. Num Noms are the cutest little squashy things that smell real good too. With over 5,000 mix and match combinations, children can play chef and create wacky combos. How about a blueberry, banana, pancake – yum! Or some Wasabi ice cream – yuck!
Uniquely scented, each Num and Nom character is full of surprises. Nums are the outer, soft squishy, hollow characters that nestle on top of Noms, which are either fun scented stamps, motorized, lovely lip glosses or a funky eraser.
The event was to be held at Bella Italia, Bluewater. We made our way there by train, arriving a little late we had missed the group pizza making. As we arrived at the restaurant we didn’t have to look far to see where we was going. A section of the restaurant had been set aside for the Num Noms party. We was immediately greeted by the event holders and shown to a table where the boys was all given a huge deep pan pizza base and a good selection of toppings to create their own pizza masterpiece.
The boys couldn’t have been any happier, they was only expecting to make a pizza between them, not each one each to themselves.
With smiles on their faces, they got creating. The eldest went for a vegetable pizza, the middle boy decided on a ham and mushroom and the youngest added the italian touch and chose olives and meatballs. I think encouraging children to make their own foods helps with their culinary skills but also widens their taste buds. Children will often experience more with food if they make it themselves.
Once the pizza was taken off to be baked in the oven, the boys had a little look around at the other activities for them to try.
Take the Num Nom stacking challenge – On the floor was hundreds of lovely smelling num noms to stack as high as you could.
Design your own Num Nom – There were colouring sheets with an outline of a num nom and all you had to do was colour and decorate them to your choice
This was the youngest favourite activity, he loves to colour in and really enjoyed designing a ninja num nom.
Guess the flavour – This was a fun game where, once blindfolded, you had to guess what the item of food hiding beneath the plates were just by smelling it.
Funny how your sense of smell can play tricks with your mind. The middle boy got most correctly but got a little confused with the orange thinking that it was lemon. He knew straight away the chips and chocolate.
Num Nom face painting station – The eldest kept clear of this activity, funnily enough, but the youngest one couldn’t wait to get a num nom painted on his arms. Once he chose the design he wanted from a piece of paper, the artist then got drawing on him
And last of all
Build your own ice cream sundae – A favourite of all the boys. Well who doesn’t like ice cream. With a great selection to choose from, they picked out two flavours each to mix them together
Once they had tried out the activities the boys were called over to the table where their pizza creations were waiting for them to be eaten
Don’t they look good?
I think they did well. I now know that the boys are mini little chefs in the kitchen and will be encouraging them to make more pizzas at home.
The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the event and even got themselves some Num Noms to enjoy at home. They may have passed over the lip gloss Nom to me though. The staff were friendly and there were plenty activities going on to keep the children happy and entertained.
Fans of Num Noms can now add to their collections with savory flavours inspired by brunch dishes, such as Becca Bacon, delicious pizza flavours including Mozza Rella, sophisticated sushi snacks and yummy dinner foods. Plus, there are even more tasty sweet flavours inspired by fairground foods, freezie pops cupcakes and ice creams!
We was invited along to the event for the purpose of this post