Years ago, a friend gave me a parenting tip: If you fill a room with a bunch of balloons, kids of all ages will be entertained for hours. A couple weekends ago, we tried it, and it totally worked! My friend Karen and her daughter Sophia came over for a playdate, and the little guys got so giddy tossing the balloons around, sitting on them and trying to pop them! It was such a fun way to spend a snowy afternoon.

Afterward we served the kiddos snacks by my sponsor NatureBox, a snack subscription service that sends you five bags of natural snacks every month. We love their whole wheat figgy bars, lemon pucker pistachios, sunshine chips, banana bread granola, cherry berry bonanza, yogurt pretzels, dried California peaches…and their blueberry almonds taste like blueberry muffins:)

You can sign up for the Deluxe Snacker (5 bags for $19.95), the Happy Snacker (10 bags for $29.95) or the Smart Snacker (20 bags for $49.95). The prices are actually comparable to buying from Whole Foods or gourmet groceries; it works out to about $3 or $4 per bag. The snacks are so much yummier and healthier than the other processed snacks we’ve eaten in the past, and it’s fun to get a different assortment to try every month.

Their new Snack Catalog shows all the choices. You can choose the exact snacks you want immediately after purchase, or you can let NatureBox surprise you.

We love NatureBox, and I’d highly recommend them…

Bonus for all readers: Get 50% off the first month of any month-to-month subscription (5 bags, 10 bags or 20 bags) with the code CUPOFJO. Thanks, Naturebox!

(This post is sponsored by NatureBox, whose snacks and mission I adore. Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo)