My daughter (& son) have fallen in love with Shopkins. There are a whole bunch of videos on YouTube about Shopkins like this one:
My kids fell in love with them & so, we began to collect them. Now, we are in deep. Much love for the Shopkins in our house. It’s fun for them to open them up & see which ones they get. They’re not expensive & both kids play with them, so it’s like buying double the toys.
So, Katie decided she wanted a Shopkins birthday party. Only, you can’t just got to Walmart & pick up Shopkins birthday decor. First, she wanted a cake that looked like this Shopkin:
I called around to see what it would cost to have someone make it, but it was going to be super expensive. I was going to have to attempt it myself. I have friends that play with fondant & this made me braver than I should have been. LORDY, fondant is so hard to work with. Here’s what I ended up with:
I am no fancy cake maker, but for those that might attempt such a feat, I thought I’d include a few details about what I used. Originally the yellow part was going to be light pink fondant, but oh, that did NOT work. My daughter woke up in the middle of the night while I was working on it (it was like 4am at that point–yes, I’m crazy) & she gave me permission to abandon the fondant. I had already bought some other types of icings/frostings for just this sort of moment. The “AHHH! Why did I think I could teach myself how to do this in one night??” moment. It was so much easier just spraying it on. Whew. Relief. Everything else was gravy. The actual cake inside was amazing; strawberry cake & pastry cream filling. Soo good.
On the Shopkins website, there were party printables. There were all kind of things you could print out: invitations, cupcake wrappers, gift tags, place cards, bunting, & photo frames. Very awesome. They have removed these from their website since I first wrote this post sadly.
Here’s a picture of the bunting I had printed from their website:
I found some great, inexpensive, but really cute items at Walmart:
They also had these awesome straws. I made Katie’s invitations & I wanted to share that printable with you–Should you choose to throw your own Shopkins party:
I found these little tins for favors for our guests & filled them with Play-doh, chocolate, rings, & 2 Shopkins!
It was a fun day.