Friday, November 11, 2011
I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Party Beans Products for this fun review opportunity. I thought that this would be a fun product to review and hopefully some of my readers will enjoy it too.
Party Beans Products are easy to create and fun to give. This is a great way to send a personalized and thoughtful gift to anyone on your list. Party Beans Products are also great for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, and baby favors. I would think that customized favors are great for any occassion when party favors are required.
My first step to creating my custom favors was to go to their website http://www.partybeans.com/ and decide which type of personalized favors that I wanted to create. You can see all of the types of favors that are available by putting your mouse on the word "shop" at the top of the page. Find the favor that you wish to create on the list and click on it. I chose to go with birthday favors for this review and once the page loaded, I clicked on "create it". On this page you will see a number system that will lead you through the product making process.
Step 1 Pick a Product: This is a sliding bar line of the Party Bean Products that are available for customization. You simply slide the bar under the products to see what is available in the category that you chose. When you see a design that you like, you click on its picture to see the pricing information. You will see that the higher quantity that you purchase, the lower the price will be. In this step you will enter the total number of the items that you will need.
Step 2 Customize It: To me, this was the most fun step of the ordering process. It was quick and user friendly. When I customized my favors, I started with the candy selection first. Once you click on the word "candy" you will see a drop down box. Here you may choose from m&ms, mints, jelly belly, or even no candy. After the candy selection was made, I went over to the "background" button. This is where you choose the theme, texture, color and gradient of your personalized favor design. Again, they use a sliding bar to view all of the backgrounds that are available. Once you find one that you like, click on it and it will be applied to your favor. Next we click on the word "image". Here you may choose your occassion and either use a clipart image that they provide or upload your own picture to use on the favor. Once your image is on the favor you may click on the word "text". As you type your text, it will be displayed on the favor image that you have already created. You will be able to automatically see what the finished product will look like as you create it. This will allow for less error and you will be happier with your finalized product because you can make changes as you go. Once you are happy with your product, you click "add to cart". On the next page you will fill out your billing information and payment options. They even take paypal. Yay!
I can appreciate that Party Beans Products are easy and fun to create. Their website is very user friendly and they provide excellent customer service and shipping. I love that there are no order minimums and I can see me using this service for stocking stuffers this holiday season. Although this didn't happen to me, I am told that if the picture resolution or text that you choose for your favors aren't a good match for the product, that they will contact you before your product is printed.
For my review I chose to use pictures of my children from our football season this year. My products came out very nice and clear. I am sorry that my review photos don't reflect the true quality of the items that I received. If my picture were clearer, you would be able to see that I also added text to make my Party Beans Products even more personalized. My children were so excited when they received their tin. My son wanted to take his to school and show everyone and my 7 year old daughter ate all of her jelly bellies in one sitting so that she could use her tin for coins.
You may find Party Beans Products on their website, on facebook and even on twitter.
Disclosure: Through Tomoson, I have received a $25 gift card to Party Beans Products so that I may review their ordering process, products, and shipping service. The opinions are my own. No other compensation took place. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Posted by c allen at Friday, November 11, 2011