The coolest dinner guests around:
Fred & Friends (& giveaway!)

Posted: August 10th, 2010 | 94 Comments »

So you have a picky eater. You’ve tried everything you can think of: bribes, hiding vegetables in chocolate, feeding them while they sleep (okay, maybe that’s pushing it). Maybe it’s worth a try providing them with awesome dinnerware in which they can eat their healthy food with?

Thankfully, I have been blessed with a very good eater (her nickname at playgroup last year was “The Sampler”, no joke) so I can’t say for sure that these things will actually make your kid eat BUT, I can guarantee that they will make mealtime super fun. Fred & friends has so many nifty things that I could quite literally spend hours window shopping & still have a hard time deciding what to buy. If I could, I would probably have an entire set of Mr & Ms. Food Face plates, because V loves hers. She requests it for almost every meal, so actually, I guess I probably am going to have to get more so I don’t have to wash it every day. The first day we had it she had a ton of fun styling Ms. Food Face with her Lemony Broccoli & Chickpea Pasta (a la Words to Eat By), and as you can see above, pineapple makes some pretty luxurious blonde hair (I couldn’t think of a clever name for her, any suggestions?). Yes, mealtime takes a bit longer but hey, it usually does anyway and at least it’s amusing!

We also tested out a pair of Chimpsticks and they are so cool! We had a pair of small kid chopsticks forever that drove me crazy because V couldn’t use them properly & would get really frustrated when she tried. Chimpsticks are held together at the top by a sweet little silicone chimp and the bottoms are cute little monkey hands. Way less pointy than your average chopsticks and easy for little ones to use because the are attached at the top. Less frustrating for the both of us, and way cuter.

Lastly, the crown jewel of our new Fred & friends collection are the Ice Princess trays. Literally the DAY before these arrived V wanted this crappy dollar store wand SO BADLY & I promised that I would find her a much better wand. Voila. What is better than a straw ice wand? It doesn’t even require batteries AND it stays in your freezer so there’s no risk of tripping over it in the middle of the night because it was left on the floor. Win-win if you ask me. We definitely have to get more of these.

Long story short, I heart Fred & friends. It’s a non-stop parade of awesomely clever things that you can actually use. Not to mention they are right here in Lil’ Rhody which is very cool because you know I heart the local businesses. Fred & friends have also kindly set me up with an extra set of Chimpsticks, Ice Princess trays & a Ms. Food Face plate for you to win! Yeah! You know the drill: To enter, visit www.wordwidefred.com and have a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is (personally, I *have* to get me some of those Babushkups). For extra entries you can Like Fred & friends on Facebook, Like Littlewhirl on Facebook, Follow Fred & friends on Twitter, Follow Littlewhirl on Twitter, Blog about this giveaway (with a link back to this entry), Tweet about this giveaway (@littlewhirl with a link to this entry), or updating your Facebook status to mention this giveaway (with a link back to this entry). Just don’t forget to leave a separate comment here for every entry that you do or it won’t count! The winner will be chosen August 30th, Good Luck!


94 Comments on “The coolest dinner guests around:
Fred & Friends (& giveaway!)”

  1. 1 Johanna said at 10:37 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I almost got those Babushkups at the MassMoCA store last weekend! So.close.

    The plates would really, really help in our house. Ugh. Really.

    And E is totally into chopsticks and gets upset when he can’t use them. So those are brilliant.

    Sigh. These are all rad.

  2. 2 Yvette Koch said at 10:46 am on August 10th, 2010:

    These plates are great! I’ve started shopping to figure out the best gift for my nephew. I’ll let you know what I buy.

  3. 3 Sarah (appifanie) said at 10:50 am on August 10th, 2010:

    Probably the plates, so she’ll eat more. Maybe? :) The Ice Princess trays are adorable too and she would LOVE them. And actually, given that she sneaks my Russian nesting dolls to play with them, she’d probably like the Babushkups too.

  4. 4 Sarah (appifanie) said at 10:50 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I liked them on facebook

  5. 5 Sarah (appifanie) said at 10:51 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I follow them on twitter

  6. 6 amy d said at 10:57 am on August 10th, 2010:

    like littlewhirl on fb

  7. 7 amy d said at 10:57 am on August 10th, 2010:

    liked them on fb

  8. 8 amy d said at 10:58 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I love the face plates…my picky eaters would LOVE them!!!!

  9. 9 Claude said at 11:53 am on August 10th, 2010:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to this store, they have the coolest things I have ever seen!

    I love the Salt & Pants salt & pepper shaker!

  10. 10 Claude said at 11:55 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I like Fred on FB (Claude Campeau)

  11. 11 Claude said at 11:55 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I like Littlewhirl on FB (Claude Campeau)

  12. 12 Claude said at 11:56 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I follow Fred on Twitter @claudecampeau

  13. 13 Claude said at 11:57 am on August 10th, 2010:

    I follow Littlewhirl on Twitter @claudecampeau

  14. 14 amy yates said at 12:34 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    like them on fb

  15. 15 amy yates said at 12:35 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    i would love the food face when my lil one progresses to feeding himself. I also like the bonehead comb, pick your nose animal cups and table saw cake cutter. Too cute. :-)

  16. 16 amy yates said at 12:36 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    liked littlewhirl on fb

  17. 17 Allison Mayer said at 1:29 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    I LOVE EVERYTHING…but I want the Ice Princess trays…for myself!

  18. 18 debbie said at 2:15 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Chimpsticks, please.

  19. 19 Jess said at 2:20 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    SO much good stuff. Love the Tank Up mug. And the Ninja cookie cutters.

  20. 20 Anita said at 2:26 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Loved the chimpsticks! But there are so many things to love on that site. I love your stylish giveaways!

  21. 21 Anita said at 2:26 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Liked Littlewhirl on FB

  22. 22 Anita said at 2:29 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Liked Fred on FB

  23. 23 Anita said at 2:30 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Following LittleWhirl on Twitter

  24. 24 Amber said at 2:30 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    ninjabread men! I want to make those!

  25. 25 Amber said at 2:32 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Followed LittleWhirl on Twitter! I’m @WoodmouseToys

  26. 26 Amber said at 2:34 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Liked LittleWhirl on FB!

  27. 27 Anita said at 11:44 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    Tweeted @littlewhirl about this giveaway

  28. 28 Even More Food Face Love! « said at 2:51 pm on August 12th, 2010:

    [...] back on the East Coast, our friend Taryn at Littlewhirl is hosting a contest to win our new Ms Food Face (plus a couple more goodies). Entering is a cinch so go forth, do as [...]

  29. 29 Heather said at 7:05 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I love so many things. I already bought my nephew the Flop Tops spoon and fork but my kids Snack and Stack ones that look like Legos. I personally want the Unzipped glass baggie for reese pieces.

  30. 30 Heather said at 7:06 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    Also just became a Fan of Fred & Friends on FB!

  31. 31 Heather said at 7:07 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    now I like you on FB too!

  32. 32 krista said at 4:01 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    please, please,please.
    In random order, I am loving:
    babushkups
    salt and peeper
    face plates
    and bonehead (frankie loves dinosaurs.)

  33. 33 Steph said at 12:46 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I really like the Souper! spoon and the Koi Toy.

  34. 34 Littlewhirl » Blog Archive » Dropps Winner! said at 7:58 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    [...] info….enjoy your Dropps! Thanks to everyone who entered and don’t forget to enter our Fred & Friends GIveaway below! [...]

  35. 35 SANDY said at 10:32 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    great idea

  36. 36 Mary Preston said at 3:40 am on August 20th, 2010:

    The WINE LINES are brilliant

  37. 37 Katrina said at 9:37 am on August 20th, 2010:

    I really like those ice princess trays

  38. 38 evelyn said at 10:39 am on August 20th, 2010:

    my son would just loveeee the plate

  39. 39 Monique Rizzo said at 3:30 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    I love the saw cake cutter. My lil niece would love these (we call her Miss Picky Pants.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  40. 40 andrea said at 10:14 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    my favorite item is BYOC@! bring your own candle..candle which looks like a wine bottle!! Looks sooo cool! I actually wanna buy one!

  41. 41 andrea said at 10:15 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    liked fred and friends on facebook

  42. 42 andrea said at 10:17 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    liked littlewhirl on facebook

  43. 43 andrea said at 10:18 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    following fred n friends on twitter
    drea8685

  44. 44 andrea said at 10:19 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    following littlewhirl on twitter
    drea8685

  45. 45 Viva said at 10:47 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    What a great site. I’m loving the DEFROSTY ice cubes…too funny!

  46. 46 Mellissa C said at 8:43 pm on August 21st, 2010:

    I like the HEADS-UP™flip-it and sip-it juice glasses.

  47. 47 Susan C said at 5:57 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    I love the XYZ Blocks-very cute!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  48. 48 Susan C said at 5:58 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    I liked Fred and friends on facebook-Susan Chester
    smchester at gmail dot com

  49. 49 Susan C said at 6:00 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    I am following Little Whirl on twitter as ptowngirl.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  50. 50 Penny said at 6:31 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    I love the Babushkups & the telephone boost seat!

  51. 51 Penny said at 6:32 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    Followed Littlewhirl on Twitter

  52. 52 Penny said at 6:33 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    Fanned Littlewhirl on Facebook.

  53. 53 Melissa M. said at 9:35 pm on August 24th, 2010:

    I love the MEALTIME MASTERPIECE™
    draw and dine placemats! And so would my kids!

  54. 54 Kimberly said at 3:13 pm on August 25th, 2010:

    I would love to own about a dozen of the teacupcakes. They are so cute and would start a conversation at any party.

  55. 55 Kimberly said at 3:14 pm on August 25th, 2010:

    I follow you on twitter @Aerated

  56. 56 Kimberly said at 3:14 pm on August 25th, 2010:

    I follow Fred & Friends on twitter @Aerated

  57. 57 Kimberly said at 3:16 pm on August 25th, 2010:

    I tweeted! Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/22112298249

  58. 58 alix said at 3:30 pm on August 25th, 2010:

    WOW: bubble scrubber (it’s a scrub brush, it’s a bubble wand). :)

  59. 59 vicki wurgler said at 8:55 pm on August 27th, 2010:

    I like the teacakes and the cakewich

  60. 60 Jenn S. said at 12:03 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I like the NOMSKULLS™, would be great for Halloween!

  61. 61 Julie L said at 2:12 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I like Ninja bread men

  62. 62 Julie L said at 2:14 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    like u on fb-Julie S Laws

  63. 63 Julie L said at 2:14 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    like Fred and Friends on fb-Julie S Laws

  64. 64 sarah t said at 6:44 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    i love the KOI TOY™

  65. 65 Gianna said at 8:28 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    The Food Face plates are awesome!

  66. 66 Lisa G. said at 11:25 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    The Pizza Boss 3000! My husband has this thing that he will only cut his pizza with a slicer and not a knife so this would be so perfect for him!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  67. 67 Lisa G. said at 11:27 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I Liked Fred and Friends on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  68. 68 Lisa G. said at 11:28 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I Like Littlewhirl on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  69. 69 Lisa G. said at 11:28 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I’m following Fred & friends on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  70. 70 Lisa G. said at 11:29 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I’m following Littlewhirl on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  71. 71 Lisa G. said at 11:31 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/22406880586
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  72. 72 Annette E said at 1:09 am on August 29th, 2010:

    My favorite item is FILL’ ER UP

  73. 73 Annette E said at 1:10 am on August 29th, 2010:

    I liked Fred & friends on FB

  74. 74 Annette E said at 1:11 am on August 29th, 2010:

    I liked Littlewhirl on FB

  75. 75 Louis said at 3:53 am on August 29th, 2010:

    I so love the WINESTEIN™

  76. 76 Name (required) said at 3:54 am on August 29th, 2010:

    I like Fred and Friends on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

  77. 77 Louis said at 3:54 am on August 29th, 2010:

    I like your blog on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

  78. 78 Louis said at 3:55 am on August 29th, 2010:

    following frednfriends on twitter at rosidentevil

  79. 79 Louis said at 3:56 am on August 29th, 2010:

    following you on twitter at rosidentevil

  80. 80 Louis said at 3:56 am on August 29th, 2010:

    here is my tweet
    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/22421566059

  81. 81 Louis said at 3:57 am on August 29th, 2010:

    shared
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000492008701&v=wall&story_fbid=151257381567328&ref=mf

  82. 82 Becky S. said at 10:42 am on August 29th, 2010:

    WOW their stuff is sooo cool! I love the mouse trap cheese cutting set!

  83. 83 Becky S. said at 10:46 am on August 29th, 2010:

    Liked littlewhirl on FB! Thanks!

  84. 84 Becky S. said at 10:46 am on August 29th, 2010:

    Liked Fred & Friends on FB.

  85. 85 Stephanie Adkins said at 11:15 am on August 29th, 2010:

    Overall, I love this website. I love the Chill Pill ice cubes!

  86. 86 amy d said at 2:25 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    love the plates
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  87. 87 susan said at 8:13 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    the face plates would help my daughter eat her dinner! suelee1998 @gmail.com

  88. 88 Jana said at 10:16 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    What an awesome website. I like the birds on a wire paperclips. But, I totally need a food face plate for my daughter! Too cute! janainmontana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  89. 89 Jessica said at 11:11 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    I’m also a fan of the Babushkups. I gave my daughter a wodden set and she destroyed it. The chill pill is also cool.

  90. 90 Jessica said at 11:12 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    I liked Fred & Friends on Facebook

  91. 91 Jessica said at 11:14 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    I liked your page on Facebook

  92. 92 Jessica said at 11:15 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    I follow Fred & Friends on twitter @Macmomof3

  93. 93 Jessica said at 11:16 pm on August 29th, 2010:

    I follow you on twitter @Macmomof3

  94. 94 Littlewhirl » Blog Archive » Oregon Trail said at 10:51 am on August 30th, 2010:

    [...] and we fly out Wednesday. So wish us luck and use this extra time to leave a comment on the Fred & Friends post, I’m extending the giveaway by a week so we can get through this [...]


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