Netflix and Nintendo Know How to Throw a Party!

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on June 12, 2010

Technically, I guess I threw the party, but I couldn’t have done it without Nintendo and Netflix. In fact, they asked me to host a gathering in my home, for all of my friends, and they provided the fabulous food and entertainment, with little left for me to do.

My friends and I had a blast, as we watched the kids play new Wii games, but the best part was when we all settled down with popcorn and movie candy and watched Curly Sue, while it streamed through Netflix on our Wii.

You see, with a Netflix subscription you can watch all of the movies and shows you’d like with just the wave of a Wii wand, without having to wait for a DVD to arrive in the mail. It’s really quite convenient and super easy to use.

Would you like to try it? I have a Wii disc, good for a free 3-month Netflix trial, for three of you to win. Just leave me a comment and tell me why you’d like to try Netflix on your Wii. I’ll pick the winners next weekend.


Pre-Party Fun

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 28, 2010

We had a fabulously fun party this last weekend, sponsored by Nintendo and Netflix, which I plan to tell you about soon. But, in the meantime, check out a couple of pictures I snapped before all of our guests arrived….

My boys were jazzed to be hanging out, playing games with the Nintendo peeps!

nintendo pre-party 1

We had so much food for the evening, the least of which were these beautiful cupcakes.
{And, what do you think about the flower arrangements I put together?}

nintendo pre-party 2

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Nintendo Favorites

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 8, 2009

I was never a fan of video games, growing up. In fact, I never thought we would own a gaming system, let alone three. The Wii, DS, and DSi are great family-friendly systems, each with it’s own unique draw. I am happy to share our favorite games with you now, and can recommend each as a great gift idea for the game-lover.

Now that you’ve had a chance to peruse through our game library, I would like to offer you a chance to win a few of our favorites, courtesy of the creators of each game.

Here are the games up for grabs (all shown above)::

Pajama Party, Wii
Astro Boy, Wii
Secret Saturdays, Wii
Ben 10 Alien Force, Wii
Dragonology, DS (includes Dragonology companion booklet)

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 9pm (pst) on December 15th, telling me which game you would like to win and why. You may leave up to five comments – one for each game, but you MUST make sure you check out each game, so you know exactly why you’d like to win it.

For additional entries, daily, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you like before next Tuesday night, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

FIVE winners will be selected at random, each to receive the game of their choice. Winners will be emailed and will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

Compensated Giveaway


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