Hinky Pinky

Hinky Pinky – or “hink pink” or whatever you want to call it – is one of those pastimes that seems to have always existed. Since the dawn of language, people have been rhyming words and having others guess for amusement. I’m pretty sure there are some ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that are hinky pinkys. (Don’t …

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Back to School Game Night

Welp, it’s the end of August. How in the world did that happen? Seems like only yesterday I was in danger of falling off the roof taking down the Christmas lights in the early February cold and winds. Aw, what memories. Except that’s all over. And weirdly so is the summer break! We know you’re …

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New York Toy Fair

The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. The Center of the Universe. And now, SolidRoots has conquered it! New York Toy Fair is the largest toy fair in the world. Anyone who’s anyone in the toy & game industry is there. And let me tell you, they were all there! Jen & I were …

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5 Tips for Throwing a Great Holiday Gift Exchange Party

We don’t mean to toot our own horns, but our family gatherings are fairly epic. We know, we’re biased. But when you have neighbors asking to come over for our next get-together or friends asking when we’re going to release our next family movie, that’s some solid feedback. So we boiled some of our magic down …

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Get the Party Started with Free Gift Exchange Invitations

So you know about our party kits that help you control the chaos and host the best holiday gift exchanges. Now you can have some of free invitations to get people to your gift exchange. No matter your flavor of gift exchanges (Dirty Santa, White Elephant, or Yankee Swap), you can have invitations to match. …

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One Year Ago

A year ago this week, Jen and I boarded a plane for Hartford. We were taking a trip to, what we thought, was going to be 3 or 4 days of meetings with our production partner, GPI. We packed up, got all of our sales, marketing, and prototype materials in order. Neither of us knew …

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White Elephant, Dirty Santa, & Yankee Swap: Why 3 Different Versions?

We’ve already been over the history of White Elephant, so let’s dive into the other two popular gift exchanges: Dirty Santa & Yankee Swap. Yankee Swap Yankee Swap comes from a couple of places. First, Walt Whitman used “yankee swap” to describe ideal Americanisms. With Americans trading more and more with the world in the …

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