Can we talk about Shopkins for a minute? I mean, really, how on earth did these microscopic critters become so darn popular? And does anyone actually manage to not lose like 82% of them within a week of purchase? But no worries of course, because even with losing said 82%, there are still approximately 234,098,092 laying around my house. Even Henry got into them thanks to the addition of the Shopkins Ice Cream Truck. With their gaining popularity in our house and with Jocelyn’s friends, it was time for aShopkins Birthday Party.
Whenever I’m planning a party – Etsy is my go-to site (I can literally spend months perusing for the perfect items)…
My mom and J have a tradition of Jocelyn spending the night with her the night before her party so they can decorate cupcakes. This year they did teal/purple/pink swirls with random sugar decorations and a Shopkin. This tradition also means I get all night and the next morning to clean and decorate for the party – it’s a win-win!!
While I really loved this Lippy Lips pinata I found on Etsy, it was literally made out of a recycled cardboard box so I had to bring in the big guns (the only older boy at a party full of 6 year old girls) to break the thing open! We have since learned to use pull-string pinatas for little kid parties.
This kid would prefer to spend her days coloring and creating art, even if it’s at her own birthday party, so I printed off a bunch of coloring sheets from the Shopkins website and found these colored pencils with toppers on Ebay. The coloring table turned out to be a favorite activity for almost all of the girls (and some mamas). We also had Shopkins Bingo and a Shopkins card game that were fun.
I had so much planning this party and even more fun experiencing it with my new six year old! She and I are already dreaming of what we can create for number 7!
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