Are you all still in a Shopkins phase?
LET’S HAVE A SHOPKINS PARTY.
I swear these things pop up all over my house at all times…
They make me believe that toys do come to life as they did in Toy Story because they are never put away or in the same place!
But last year, when Ella turned 6, she asked for a Shopkins party. This was one we hosted at our home, so there’s not too much space to work with, but we did what we could! My favorite details of this party were the DIY PoppyCorn Photo Prop (see details below) and the Shopkins Bingo!
Ella was allowed to invite 10 girls and she decided on mostly her little girl scout troop which was so sweet!
This party might have been my easiest so far and that’s probably 90% due to the fact that I just purchased decorations already Shopkins theme, went with pre-made food and used what we had on hand. I grabbed as many Shopkins and baskets as I could find around the house, and even a few Shopkins Storefront toys too. I even ordered a few extra baskets off eBay to make little surprises for her friends.
EASY TABLE DECOR
For the tablescape, I grabbed plain polka dotted party hats from Target and printed little Shopkins characters out to stick to the fronts of them. There’s too many options on Pinterest! I used a chambray piece of fabric to cover the folding tables that I just lifted up halfway vs the whole way so they were more child-sized. I printed out bingo cards to sit on top of the Shopkins plates and everyone got a small basket of colorful jelly beans to use as markers for the game.
I also lined the middle of the table with other candies and cereals (Fruit Loops, Lifesavers, Sugar Peaches, Gummie Lifesavers) that were round and gave the girls long pieces of string licorice to make candy necklaces. This party was all about sugar and the girls loved it!
WHAT ARE WE EATING
The menu included:
Strawberry Kiss’ Berries
And of course, cake.
I think everyone had a great time! After everyone ate, the girls played upstairs for a while, then came back down for one last game and then cake!
SHOPKINS SCAVENGER HUNT
I found these printable scavenger hunts on Pinterest too and they made for a fun little way to get some of the wiggles out before cake and presents. Here’s a link to one similar.
After all the fun and games, we finally sat down to enjoy the very plain Target cake that I purchased for $10 and added some shopkins accents too.
TARGET DOES IT AGAIN
Every girl got to head home with a cute little mini photo of themselves and Ella and these cute little gift baskets we created! The baskets were purchased at Dollar Tree and while they were a bit bigger than I’d hoped, they worked out just right! We included 2 shopkins and lots and lots of candy!
Then as everyone left, we asked for a quick picture with Poppy Corn & Ella of course! I had purchased secondhand (via Facebook Marketplace) a Polaroid Camera for just this purpose!
I wish I had done a tutorial for the Poppy Corn and fully intended to, but it was really easy.
MAKE YOUR OWN POPPY CORN PROP
You need the following:
A rather large box (we had from just getting a new IKEA bookshelf)
2-3 pieces of white posterboard
1-2 pieces of red posterboard
I looked up a picture of Poppy Corn and went to it!
- Cut your box to size. Just guessing and make sure the hole is big enough for all sizes. I wanted Olive to be able to look through so that’s why ours is open so low.
- Cover the entire thing with a white poster board.
- Cut your red stripes to your liking. They don’t have to be perfect, it just needs to resemble a cute little popcorn box.
- I free-handed the eyes, mouth and other details on the face. It wasn’t too hard.
- Add blown up yellow balloons at the top.
I hope you enjoyed this party as much as we did. Shopkins are always fun, even if they are always everywhere. 🙂
Happy 6th Birthday Ella!