Living it up Verizon Style with a House Party
This Verizon Voices House Party post is presented in conjunction with my participation in the Verizon Voices Boomer program and I have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.
17 enthusiastic participants for my Second Verizon House Party
Great fun was had when the Chief Blonde was in the house!
As I know you remember, I am a Verizon Voices Blogger! I started out as a VerizonVoices Style Blogger and after one month,Verizon moved me over to be a Boomer Blogger because they needed more bloggers in that category! How fortunate that I got to meet great bloggers from two different niches.
One requirement, of being a Verizon Voices Boomer blogger was to have two house parties. I detailed my first digital house party in the blog post: How To Host An Online Party, Verizon Makes It Easy. Now I am giving you the wind up of my second party. Join me now as I take you through all the fun of Hosting a Verizon Voices House Party!
Step #1 — Feed the hungry crowd
The first order of business for any good party is to get everyone fed! Once they have great food in their belly (and perhaps a few drinks), they are much more ready to participate in a product centered house party.
#2 Gather great products to showcase
Verizon took care of this step! They provided three amazing Verizon digital devices that I was able to discuss with my guests and then I gave them away (that was a BIG surprise to all attending…but more about that later).
Here’s the 3 great devices that I gave away at the party, all are currently available in your Verizon store and online!
The MINI JAMBOX by Jawbone ($149.99) is an epic little device. It’s an ideal way to hear music, movies and games on any of your digital devices. You can connect via Bluetooth or with a stereo cable. Its small size enables the MINI JAMBOX to fit right into your purse or pocket. Extra Bonus? It serves as a speaker phone so you can take calls on the go. My daughter loved it so much that her brother gave her one for Christmas!
The Mophie Powerstation Duo ($79.99) keeps you going when you are on the go! It charges your smartphone, your tablet and your portable gaming devices. Specially designed to provide rapid charging, the Powerstation can switch between 500 mA, 1 amp or 2.1 amps, giving you high-output power for just about any USB-charged device. I also like that it comes in various colors! The red is my favorite. If you don’t have one of these Powerstations, you don’t realize WHAT you are missing!
Verizon Ellipsis™ 7 ($149 with a 2 year contract) will quickly become your go–to tablet for entertainment and productivity.I was shocked at all this device delivered for such a low price. It has a 7–inch HD display, ample battery life and a powerful processor that lets you easily switch from e-books to games to email. It’s exclusive to Verizon and its fast 4G LTE network. You know it’s very popular as currently the Ellipsis is on backorder!
I also let everyone at the party play with my Samsumg Galaxy Note 3 which was provided by Verizon. This “Phablet” (a device which provides the functionality of a tablet and a smart phone eliminating the need for both) is so amazing. I never tire of using it and showing it my friends (and complete strangers who want to see it as well!) The second I got the Note 3, my son started his campaign to rip it from my clutches. He won and I am giving it to him as a belated Christmas present. Sigh…now I have to go get my own!
#3 Play a great game to feature the devices and give them away!
When you have a Product House Party, it is important to get everyone sitting down and listening. I had whipped them all into a frenzy promising them a “Big Surprise”. Once they all got comfortable, I told them we were going to go over the product features by watching videos of each product, me explaining the features, and then we were going to play a game to give the devices away. STUNNED SILENCE. No one could believe they were going to have a great chance to win a Verizon Ellipsis, a Jawbone Jambox Mini or a Mophie charger.
The presentation went great and then we played a rousing game of “White Elephant” to see who would win the prizes. If you have never played before, it’s super fun with a zillion laughs. We had 15 Verizon bags full of wonderful Verizon swag (water bottles, USB, Power chargers and other neat trinkets including a $50 coupon to the Verizon store). Starting with the oldest participant they each chose a bag. Once everyone had a bag, then they all could steal from one another or decide to keep their bag. A ton of giggles and teasing ensued. Once everyone had made their bag choices, they got to tear into their Verizon bags and discover who won the big prizes!
A great time was had by all! Myrna J. won the mophie charger. Blake V won the Ellipsis (he said he was going to give it to his mom as a surprise!). Jerry B. won the Mini Jambox speakers.
#4 End the party with great desserts!
We wrapped the party up by enjoying some great desserts. I wanted everyone to note how I dressed in Verizon colors for the occasion! MANY THANKS to my husband, Walt, who took so many great pictures during the event and helped me keep things running smoothly.
In case you ever need to throw a Product House party of your own, you can pin these tips!
A BIG THANK YOU and farewell!
Thanks to Verizon for all the digital accessories for the party and for letting me be a Verizon Voices Boomer Blogger for these last 7+ months. The Boomer Bloggers were an amazing group. They were fun to be around and so inspired about learning. We were all crushed that our time as boomer bloggers has come to a close. Check out my reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Motorola Droid Maxx HD, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (review tomorrow) — these are the devices I received as a Verizon Voices Blogger. Also, check out the Verizon Voices Style Hop posts where we featured Verizon tidbits every other week.
Fingers crossed they let me be a VOICE again soon! It was so special while it lasted!