We are obsessed with Shopkins at home. We’ve been collecting them since season 3. Honestly, I don’t know who loves them more me or JustaBXgirl. All I know is we want them all (and that includes Happy Places, Shoppies and Grossery Gang). Oh, you thought I was joking! When I found out a pop-up Shopkins Cafe was coming to NYC I did a happy dance in my desk chair. Then I reached out to everyone I know to find out if there was a media event proceeding it because I’m spoiled with getting a first look at things. I also reached out to a bunch of friends so that they could try to RSVP and get me tickets in case I didn’t get through.
Tickets went live through Eventbrite at 8p. I was on the site at 8p and still got a sold out message. I mean, let’s be real, we are not the only ones obsessed with Shopkins. I was so sad. I also didn’t get a media invite as it was very limited. The media invite was on a Friday and as I was viewing IG stories on our way to gymnastics JustaBXgirl saw some of her blogging friends at it and was sad. I was now devastated as I always want to give my little her hearts desire.
The Shopkins gods smiled down on us and I won a four pack from our friends at FabGabBlog!!!! I quickly called up two other Shopkins lovers and we made plans to meet at the cafe. I decided to surprise JustaBXgirl and didn’t tell her where we were going. I did ask her to wear her Cheeky Chocolate costume because I wanted to have my own little Shoppie. We nicknamed her Chocolatina and we headed out. The transit gods were not on our side and we were late.
Each session at the Shopkins Cafe was one hour long. We got there and I was blown away. I felt like we entered Shopville. There were life size (kids size) Shoppies for photo opps. A wall of Shopkins and so much more! It was also very intimate with maybe eight children in attendance and their adults. I can’t imagine a better experience. I had also planned to purchase products while there because I knew they were showcasing Season 8 and we don’t have any from there yet. Can you believe there was nothing available for purchase??? The tickets to this event were free. They had tea, lemonade, water and snacks (macaroons, croissants, etc) for free. And each attendee (including adults) received a Shopkins gift bag. Did I mention it was all for FREE!!!!!
I always joke about Moose Toys taking ten percent of my salary because they have many of JustaBXgirl’s favorites but you know what? When they treat their customers and fans this good I will continue to support them. This was a wonderful experience to share with my little and in many ways jump started my birthday celebrations with her. I highly recommend checking to see if they are coming to a city near you!