No, the title does not contain a typo. I did not forget the apostrophe in “raisin’,” as in “raising.” I went to a party for raisins, and I’m writing a sponsored post about it. And best of all, you might be able to get a prize out of it!
Here, let me back up a little. A while back, I was invited to participate in a California Raisins Snack to School Party. I got to bring my school-age children so that they could do crafts, eat, swim, and potentially win a cute lunch box. (Score! We DID win the lunch box!)
Excited but Also Cold
The kids really enjoyed the craft stations, which involved photo shoots, coloring, decorating food, eating food, filling out a trivia page, and decorating a lunch box label.
Toppings for Apple Faces
I Liked the Question about X-ray Vision
Everyone Else’s Kids Looked Happy
Asher Is Afraid of People in Costumes
Mostly they enjoyed the food.
I kept getting frustrated because they had a great time at the party but managed to look either sullen or kind of bonkers in most of my photos. At least those made for some entertaining Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts (OK, I look kind of bonkers in most of the photos too).
We got to take home a little gift package just like the one I am giving away below. I do love free stuff.
I will be honest: I try to avoid overdoing sponsored posts, but I really do like raisins and I like to serve them to my children. I add raisins to cereal and oatmeal almost daily in an attempt to get my kids closer to their daily five without a lot of hassle, cost, or needing to have consumed much coffee. They are an all-natural, healthy snack with no extra ingredients (no sodium benzohexophosphawhatsittoxiphate here!), but they are sweet enough that Asher said that he thought they contained honey. I send them in lunches and I carry them to soccer practice. All three of my kids were born loving raisins like crazy. And I snack on raisins myself, at my desk or when I need a quick blood-sugar boost so I don’t yell at anyone or cry.
I had wondered if raisins weren’t great for the teeth, but when I started doing my homework on the California Raisins website, I found out that research shows that they actually do not increase the chance of cavities and may lessen the chance. That link directs you to lots of other raisin information that is likely to both interest you and make you go bake some goodies. But hey, you’ll feel full more quickly so won’t eat too many, right?
Anyway, here’s the fun part for you. I am giving away a back-to-school prize pack.
This cute little set includes:
- A collapsible lunch box
- A collapsible California Raisins snack bowl
- A California Raisins plushy toy
- A 5-pack of California Raisins snack recipe cards
- Two California Raisins snack packs
Here is what you must do to enter.
- Leave a comment on this post. This will let me know you want to enter. Say whatever you want, as long as it’s not mean or crazy.* Jokes are good, especially if they are raisin/grape jokes.
- Follow Short-Winded Blog via email, WordPress, or Facebook. Any of these three counts.
- For more entries, share this post or my blog on Facebook or Twitter, and tag me so I can see you have done so. My Twitter handle is @mamaedits. You can get up to three extra entries this way.
You have from now until Wednesday, September 10 at noon (pacific time) to enter to win these back-to-school goodies. And if you are ever at my house, you can have some free raisins just because. I will choose one entry at random and notify the winner ASAP. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, I will select another winner.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Raisins.