I had so much fun putting together some Shimmer and Shine Party Ideas for this post sponsored by Nickelodeon. They provided us with several new Shimmer and Shine Toys at Target,as well as crafty supplies to get the magic going, but any ideas and opinions are 100% my own.
If you are not familiar with Shimmer and Shine, it is a super fun preschool show on Nick Jr. that launched last year. It follows twin sisters who are genies living in the magical world of Zaharamay Falls. Shimmer (pink hair) and Shine (blue hair) “unintentionally create chaos while attempting to grant wishes to their human best friend, Leah.” Thanks to an oil lamp pendant necklace that Leah wears, she can summon Shimmer and Shine for three wishes to help her through the various dilemmas she finds herself in. One of the funniest scenes is when Leah needs pigs-in-a-blanket for breakfast and her genies give her actual pigs, wrapped in a blanket. You can bet chaos ensued! 😀
My twins were over the moon as soon as they laid eyes on Shimmer and Shine. Mr. Oliver didn’t even care that they were girl twins, and claimed Shine for himself. 😀 You can even hear their excitement in our Shimmer and Shine Toys Unboxing Video!
Okay, time to get the party started and nothing says Shimmer and Shine party time better than cupcakes, with pink frosting and pink crystal sprinkles of course. The sprinkles added just the shimmer I was looking for and I’m pretty sure that is the reason all the kids went for them first, and last.
Candy dishes filled with pink and sparkly candies are great to have for a Shimmer and Shine Party. I found both pink wrapped chocolates and gummy candies at Target, that worked perfectly.
Party food can’t be all about sugar though; we are talking about little kids. 😉 Star shaped PB&J sandwiches and berry fruit cups rounded out the Shimmer and Shine party food. I opted for a caffeine free cherry soda in mini mason jars for refreshments; they were a hit as well! PS: another fun way to add some sparkle to your party is with pink sparkly taped wrapped around mini mason jars, to hold straws, silverware, etc.
Once bellies were full, I popped in the Shimmer and Shine DVD: Welcome To Zaharamay Falls, and let the kids go to color town at the arts and crafts table I set up. There is a free Downloadable Shimmer & Shine Coloring Book you can grab, and they are perfect for a Shimmer and Shine Party!
The Shimmer & Shine Downloadable Coloring Book includes 10 pages to color and two of the pages have empty spaces for kids to draw in their own designs! Crayola Glitter Markers made these coloring books extra fun and sparkly too.
Okay, lets get to the stars of the Shimmer and Shine Party, the toys! If you’ve been down the toy aisle at Target recently, you may have noticed an adorably awesome new line of Shimmer and Shine Toys. We’re talking dolls, dress-up items, and even a magic flying carpet that Miss Charlie has informed she needs. 😀 I did pick up the Wishes Come True Shimmer Purse Set while shopping for party supplies the other night though, and she’s loving that.
The Shimmer and Shine Wish and Spin Dolls were a huge hit with both my 3 year old twins, and my friend’s son who is 4, and her twin girls who are 5. I love how interactive these dolls are, and the kids do too! You clap your hands or press the genie bottle to magically summon Shimmer or Shine! Once summoned, they talk, sing, and twirl, but the best part? They will dance along to songs from the TV show!
The smaller Shimmer and Shine Dolls were parting gifts for our guests. Each of the girls took one home, and their brother was all smiles with Tala and Nahal Action Figures. They all came with their own hair brushes too, because what kid doesn’t like to brush a doll’s ponytail?! 😀
There are several Shimmer and Shine Books available already, including Meet Shimmer & Shine, The Sweetest Cupcake, and A Tale of Two Genies. They were perfect for a story time party break that a few of the kids gathered around for, and the next morning I realized the twins took it upon themselves to fill up their sticker chart with a few stickers they found inside one of the books. 😀
I won’t lie, even I am enjoying the show, and the DVD has been on repeat since it arrived. Even the theme song has yet to leave my head!
♪♪ Two genies in a bottle. Up in the starry sky.
It’s Shimmer & Shine – OH OH OH OH
Two of a kind – OH OH OH OH ♪♪
It’s not just fun, sparkly and catchy though. Shimmer and Shine is magically sprinkling in lessons on teamwork and problem solving in a sassy and witty way that toddlers and preschoolers can relate to. Plus, being the mom of twins, I LOVE seeing a show that has twins working together for good, even if it is chaotic. 😀
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