Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite 2013 — The Biggest Night of Play



When I was in Chicago last month for BlogHer, I had the chance to attend The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite toy event hosted by Charlene (@CharChronicles), Joey (@JoeyFortman) and Laurie (@ToyinsiderMom), featuring the latest and greatest toys from a huge variety of toy companies. It was toy toy crazy! (Ok – I have listened to Teen Beach Movie too much this summer. For all of you parents who also have those songs stuck in your head, you will catch that reference. lol)

It is always exciting to see what new kids toys our favorite companies are coming out with — and get a head start on figuring out what we will be adding to our Christmas shopping lists.


With 44 companies showing off their latest toys, there was so much going on. Read on to get links to all of the companies’ Facebook pages, but here are a few of my favorites:

  • I loved the latest Razor products, especially their new Crazy Cart. My son would die for that super cool spin on a go cart. Insanely awesome.
  • LeapFrog is always a hit with our kids and my Olivia would love their new Leap Pad Ultra.
  • I brought home a collection of Fashion Angels products, including the fun Fashion Angels Tapeffeti and Sketch Portfolios. Olivia loves it all – a huge hit with her!
  • I am always impressed with HexBug – I love this innovative toy and bought HexBugs as stocking stuffers for my kids last year. My kids would sure love the setup HexBug had on display!


Shortly after I got home, this box of samples arrived at our door. Wow! Thanks so much to all the sponsors – it is great to get a closer look at some of the toys featured at Sweet Suite 2013. I will be wrapping a bunch of them up for Olivia’s birthday next month and I know she will be thrilled! And for the toys that don’t fit my kids’ age range, I will be gifting to friends or donating. Happy happy kids!


Incredible Toys, Incredible Sponsors…


Want to get to know these fabulous sponsors and their toys better?

Follow The Sweet Suite sponsors on Twitter

Like the Sweet Suite sponsors on Facebook…

Skylanders Game
The Beatrix Girls
B Kids
Boogie Board
Cloud b
Delta Children
Disney Reads
Element Associates
Fashion Angels
GameTruck HQ
My Girl’s Dollhouse
Jakks Pacific
Just Play
Brew Over Ice
Kurio Tablet USA
Laser Pegs
ZipBin® designs by Neat-Oh!®
The Ohio Art Company
Playmates Toys
Razor Worldwide
Mega Bloks
Spin Master Games
Shari’s Berries
The beachhouse USA
The Bridge Direct
VTech Toys
The Zelfs

And, you can find videos from Sweet Suite on The Big Toy Book’s YouTube channel

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

Please Note: Janice attended Sweet Suite 2013 and received toy samples. We were not compensated or required to write this post or promote these products.

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