When planning for our wedding, my father often joked that he should sell sponsorships for the wedding. After all, if we were going to have 150 people in one place, wouldn’t an advertiser love to be in front of that captive audience? At least that was my dad’s joking theory.
Years later, and I am involved in all kinds of grassroots marketing campaigns. When a DiGiorno Pizza campaign became available for the same day we planned my daughter’s 2nd birthday, I made my dad’s joke a reality. That’s right DiGiorno Pizza really did sponsor my daughter’s party – at least in part.
Through House Party, I learned that DiGiorno Pizza was looking for people to host a party to share with their friends DiGiorno’s new pizza and breadstick combos. I was extactic when I was chosen. DiGiorno sent me coupons for 6 free pizza and breadstick combo boxes, an apron, a clip magnet, a pizza slicer, $4 off coupons to share with my friends, party beads for all and some games.
Since the pizza and breadstick combos are a new product, it was a little frustrating finding it… Not all stores are carrying it yet. I had to make several trips, but I finally found them at Super Walmart. On the day of the party, my husband played chef and rotated the pizzas and breadsticks in and out of the oven to feed all. It was a lot to rotate that many pizzas and breadsticks in and out, but he was a trooper.
The best part… it was DELISH! It was so fun to tell all of my friends that I was having the pizza for the party sponsored and to share the coupons with them, and the kids loved the beads.
Thanks House Party for the opporunity, and thanks DiGiorno for yummy food. Oh, and in case you want to try the combo, the price tag on these combo boxes at Walmart is only $6.25. A great deal for pizza and eight breadsticks, much cheaper than delivery.
Check out House Party for opportunities to have your next party sponsored. If you live in my area, be sure to invite me!