Join Us for a Twitter Party
on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 9pm ET
Follow us on Twitter @MelissaAndDoug
RSVP to be eligible to win giveaways during the party!
See you there for fun, friendship, and of course, giveaways! Tell a friend today 🙂
Twitter Party Tips:
___ Follow @MelissaAndDoug on Twitter (Melissa & Doug company)
___ Follow @TeachMama on Twitter (Blog Ambassador)
___ Follow @InnerChildFun on Twitter (Blog Ambassador)
___ Follow @steet on Twitter (Blog Ambassador)
___ Follow @NoFlashCards on Twitter (Blog Ambassador)
___ Follow @LassoMoonLight on Twitter (Blog Ambassador)
___ Know your hashtag: #mdparty
___ Think of a kids’ joke to share
___ Tell a friend to join us!
___ Prepare for Fun!
Q. What’s a Twitter Party?
A. A Twitter Party is a virtual party where partygoers connect over Twitter. A host leads the discussion and partygoers tweet to join the conversation, using a special hashtag to categorize comments as belonging to the party. A party can be searched by its hashtag. (See also http://www.twitterpartyguide.com/what-is-a-twitter-party)
Q. What’s the hashtag for the Melissa & Doug Twitter Party?
Q. What is a hashtag?
A. A word becomes a hashtag, or keyword, when it’s preceded by a # symbol. This signals Twitter to categorize a tweet according to that keyword so it will come up in search results. So, for instance, when you do a Twitter search for #mdparty, you’ll see what an amazing time we’re having Monday night! (Also see https://support.twitter.com/articles/49309-what-are-hashtags-symbols)
Q. Why do I have to RSVP?
A. We pick names from the RSVP list for our prize giveaways. So technically you don’t HAVE to RSVP–but you won’t win prizes if you don’t! (To be eligible for giveaways, you’ll need to RSVP, attend the party and participate by answering our party questions.)
Q. How far in advance should I RSVP?
A. You can RSVP as late as right before the first question is asked. We refresh the RSVP list right before our first giveaway.
Q. How long does the party last?
A. Our Twitter parties usually last 1.5 – 2 hours. You can come for just a few minutes, stay the whole time or anything in between.
Q. Do I have to participate?
A. You may participate as little or as much as you’d like. You need only be present and participating to be eligible to win prizes and giveaways.
Q. What will we do at the Twitter party?
A. During the Twitter party the hosts (@MelissaAndDoug, @weteach, and @innerchildfun) will ask questions about parenting, toys, family activities, telling kids jokes and more, and you can answer each question or comment on another person’s answer. Remember to use hashtag #mdparty so everyone can see your comments.
For example, @MelissaAndDoug might ask, “Q1: Do you do anything special for your child last weekend? #mdparty” You could answer “@MelissaAndDoug Yes, it was my son’s 3rd birthday party! #mdparty”
Each question is tied to a giveaway. Partiers are given a few minutes to answer each question. Once the question is closed we choose a winner for that question.
Throughout the party we also share information about our website, new products, upcoming events & promotions, tell jokes, get advice from other parents and more. Each party is different, but they are always fun!