We love parties here and plan for them months in advance. Aviya’s 6th birthday party was a Shoppies and Shopkins Party. We decided on a pamper party as that was something we could do indoors no matter the weather and because the party was in the mid-afternoon, we just needed snacks to nibble on.
Shopkins Party Food
I didn’t really have a lot of time for food, if I’m honest, so a lot of what I presented was bought food, Shoppified with images from the internet. A lot of our guests were vegetarian or vegan so I labelled the items that were vegan with a (V) so the kids knew without having to ask for each item too. For those that are not, I actually know a very nice seafood restaurant that I really like that will prepare a whole lot of yummy finger good that I can serve as snacks or entrees. That frees me to take care of the rest of the preparations for this party. Next time I’m thinking of just booking a banquet room and let the restaurant prepare and serve the food for the guests. We love Mexican food so I might inquire about catering services from a local mexican restaurant.
Pretzels flavours in sour cream and chive and the other was original sea salted, which are vegetarian were presented in glass jars with googly eyes.
- Crispy Chip
Whichever crisps/chips take your fancy
The label for these was just ‘fruisticks’ because life is too short!
- Coco Cupcake
These vegan chocolate cupcakes with pre-cut cake toppers
- Rhubarb Lemonade
We made with this rhubarb lemonade recipe last summer and froze it, so we used it with lemonade for the party
- Vanilla cake
We had a plain vanilla sponge cake which we decorated with plain vanilla icing and rice paper flowers (Amazon.com link) (Amazon.co.uk link) – and topped with four brand new Shopkins Dolls which were my present to her.
- Polly Po1a lish sweets
These were really fun to make – it’s quite simple too. Draw shopkins faces on marshmallows, then using buttercream icing, glue the licorice rockies to the marshmallows.
Prep for this party was really easy, and having bought things over the course of a few weeks it wasn’t terribly expensive either.
The cupcakes – that recipe specifically – is good made a day or two in advance, the ‘polish’ was made the weekend before the party and kept in a sealed container, the cake was made the day before and the fruit was cut the morning of – that’s pretty low key and the kids loved every single thing!
You can download and print the cards we used – cut them out, fold in half and off you go. There are a few spares too, so you can either print pics from the internet or find stickers that relate to your food and add them.
Need Shoppies/Shopkins party decor and activity ideas? Head on over to Part 2 (coming soon)!