This review was made possible by iConnect and the New York Red Bulls. I was provided with VIP Tickets to facilitate my review and compensation, but all opinions are 100% mine.
About the time that my kids hit middle school- birthday gifts and holiday presents start to change. Instead of my kids asking for more toys, crafts, books, and games- they start requesting experiences. A day in New York City hanging out with Dad, a trip to see a Broadway show, a white water rafting trip, or an evening spent watching a favorite sports team. And I just love it when we hit this stage- because I know that these experiences, while they seem to fly by so quickly, are the kind of thing that a lifetime of memories are made of. (I mean honestly- can you remember what you received for your 12th birthday? But I bet you recall quite clearly the first time you went to a concert or saw a sports team live!) Giving gifts of experiences is far more valuable!
This past weekend, my husband and I were given the opportunity to take our three older soccer-loving kids to see a Red Bulls game in Harrison, NJ. And it was one of those magical experiences that a parent dreams of… and that my boys will never forget.
We arrived a few hours before the start of the game, so that we would have a chance to check out the BULLevard- a free outdoor event geared for families that takes place before every home game.
Of course we started at the Photo Booth- and then moved on to spinning the lottery wheel and then coloring signs to take into the arena to cheer for our favorite team!…