- Sophie &Friends
When I was a kid, slime came in a little plastic trash can. It was this strange, viscous substance, with an iridescent quality, that quite frankly smelled like petroleum jelly. We loved it, but it was just one of many toys on the market. Fast forward to the early 80's when Nickelodeon started pouring it over everyone from game contestant's to celebrity's heads. It became cool to get slimed.
One of the banes of being a party planner is the accumulation of stuff! No matter what, there will always be some new theme, be it Fortnight or the newest Disney film, that will demand new decor. The problem? Kids and adults are fickle. As soon as the next big blockbuster video game, film, or social media meme takes over, those items become passe and just start gathering dust.
Every now and then I get a request to review an item for a company. I always find this to be a fun endeavor, especially when it's something that I get to help design or create myself. So when the good folks over at Smartsign.com sent me an inquiry, I was more than happy to jump on board and give their product a try.
Is there anything as magical as a bedtime story? I remember as a child my parents tucking me in, reading me a story or two, and then setting my little Close and Play to read me a recorded book called Three Horn the Dinosaur. I think I must have fallen asleep to that story every night for at least a year. I loved that book...and I loved my Close and Play!