A few months back we went along to the launch of the new collectables that have taken America by storm, L.O.L Surprise.
The children were really taken with them and Izzy has started quite a collection since our visit.
We were challenged to an Easter hunt with a difference by using lots of gifts that are based around these great dolls.
Easter can be a complete chocolate over load so it can be really nice to have something a little different to hunt for rather than the traditional eggs.
I placed the L.O.L diva bow, secret message, joke, colouring in sheet, postcard and sweets around the garden and told her how many gifts she had to find.
A took a while to collect them all together and when she finally did her big prize was an L.O.L Surprise doll which is another task in itself.
She had great fun peeling off each layer of the packaging to reveal a surprise under each one until finally unveiling the doll inside.
It make a great change to the usual hunts and will last a lot longer than a few chocolate eggs!
*we were given the gifts for the purpose of this hunt.
Over the years we have had countless collections of collectables. Some have been a huge hit and some have been five minute wonders.
When we were asked along to the launch of the US hit LOL Surprise I was intrigued as to what this new craze was going to bring.
We arrived at Westfield and were immediaty greeted with a huge stage and lots of buzzing children that were eagar to see the launch of the dolls that was going to be hosted by the hit YouTube child star Tiana from Toys And Me.
My daughter spends hours watching all of her unboxing videos and was super excited to get to meet her in person.
After Tiana launched through a huge paper screen to take to the stage she unveiled the new LOL Surprise dolls in front of a a crowd of little ones that were hanging on her every word.
There was then a chance to go and meet her in and take away our own doll to take a look at for ourselves.
We headed off with a gang of blogging buddies to investigate what had caused such a big hype over in America.
For me the best way to describe these collectables is that it is like having a ‘pass the parcel’ package all to yourself.
Each ball is covered with seven layers that hold a secrecy message sticker, collectable sticker sheet, water bottle charm, shoes, outfit, accessory and finally the doll under each separate layer.
The doll itself will be a complete suprise and it is up to you to find out if she will cry, wee, spit or change colour.
The dolls were a huge hit with Izzy as well as Frankie and they loved the element of surprise that came under each wrapper and the want to know which each different doll would do.
I can for see a lot of pocket money being spent on these as Izzy is very keen to grow her collection.