Just over a week ago the boys were invited along to celebrate the launch of series 4 Num Noms at All Stars Lanes in Shoreditch.
Although Num Noms are predominantly branded towards girls, my son loves to play with them. He sees beyond the female orientated branding and really enjoys playing with the Little collectible characters. He doesn’t see it as being just for girls. So, when we received the party invite, I had a very happy little boy who could not wait to meet the new Num Noms in series 4.
Nums are little squishy characters that smell like their namesake and Noms are lip balms and stamps.
Series 4 bring a new menu of cute characters and delicious smells. Not only are there a new mix of sweet scented adorable characters but there are also scented nail polish and flavoured, glitter lip gloss
We arrived at All Star Lanes and was given a time slot for our game of bowling. We was taken up stairs to a sectioned off area where there was lots of different activities for everyone to try.
As soon as we entered the room, the boys quickly noticed the sweet cart, the aroma was already wafting through the door (just like the sweet smell of Num Noms).
The room was kitted out with helium balloons and Num Noms channel being played on the big screen. As we walked around we found that there was a little play area full of num noms, a nail art area where you could make up your own nail varnish, a craft area, face painting and biscuit decorating. Once the boys had filled up a bag of a mixture of yummy sweets they sat down at the craft area where they got to designing their own little character by colouring in the sheets and adding stickers.
We had about an hour until it was their time to bowl so they sat down on the cushioned mat and played with the Num Noms on the floor. They had fun piling them up on top of each other and seeing how many of them they got to until the tower of Nums fell to the floor
They even placed them all in a line. Series 4 Nums are totally yummy! They are all inspired from baked goods: Cookies, Creme filled, fancy cakes and milk shakes
There was a few tables set up for nail varnish making. Series 4 bring the new Nail Polish Maker, which includes everything you need to make your own scented polish. Along with the Cafe playset, there are polish base, colours and glitter. My boys didn’t show much interest in playing with this set but they did pinch a ready-made polish nom and gave me my very own little manicure
The varnish goes on very well but it does come off just as easy too.
The biscuit decorating table was very popular, so as soon as there was a space the boys made themselves comfortable at the table and waited patiently to be shown by the expert on how to decorate their Num shaped biscuit.
Following the instruction and taking on what he had been taught by the biscuiteer, the youngest produced a very impressive iced biscuit. He was firstly shown how to pipe the icing into lines and dots, learning how to control the piping bag. Once he was confident in trying himself, he chose the colours that he wanted and got started.
The biscuit was then put to one side to set and ready to collect later on.
After all the playing, it was time for the food. I must say, that it was very tasty. We was served up a selection of mini burgers, rice balls, mini hot-dogs, fresh fruit and chocolate brownies
The boys were actually a little shocked when they bit into what they thought was a chicken burger, to find that it was in fact grilled cheese! The food really did play a little game with the taste buds. My favourite had to be the little rice balls, they were so creamy and flavoursome.
It was soon the boys turn to hit the alley and knock down the pins, in a game of bowling. They really enjoyed getting a little competitive against each other. Each attempting to get a strike every time they rolled the ball down the alley.
We finished the day off with some face painting/tattoos.
How good are they? We did notice that some of the other attendees had gone for some glitter tattoos, my boys chose little Nums with a little glitter added on for that extra sparkle.
After 2 and a half hours of fun-filled activities and filling their faces with some delicious food it was time to leave.
Thank you Num Noms for a lovely day, we really enjoyed ourselves.
Look out for the new Num Noms series 4 in the shops.
We was invited along to the event for the purpose of this post