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October 12, 2016

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Since some of our more popular items in the shoppe are our tutu costumes, it's no surprise that halloween is an exciting time of year for us. Halloween & Fall Festivals can be a lot of fun but as with any crowded night time activity, you need to be aware of your surroundings.

Here are some tips for staying safe during Halloween & other autumn activities:

1. Stay in groups.

We recommend this for trick or treating, fall festivals, corn mazes, etc. Going in groups makes it more fun as well as keeps kids accountable for each other. Use the buddy system! 

2. Dress everyone in comfortable shoes.

It's tempting to dress your littles in shoes that match their costumes but it's more important that the shoes fit properly & are comfortable for walking around the neighborhood.

3. Bring a flashlight or glow stick. (Don't rely on your phone's flash)

4. Make sure you fully charge your phone before heading out to trick or treat (or any fall nighttime activity). 

5. Don't go inside strangers houses.

This rule mainly applies for trick or treating (so do the next few rules). You may have really nice neighbors, but it's best to make a general rule to not enter strangers' houses. 

6. Only walk on well lit streets & only ring doorbells at houses with porch lights on.

Remember, not everyone celebrates Halloween.

7. Look both ways before crossing the street. 

Halloween is a lot of fun, so kids are very excited. Practice good traffic safety and stay alert at all times.  Keep your phone in your pocket when walking around (no texting & walking). Only take pictures of your kids when you're in a safe area. 

8. Inspect your littles' candy before letting them eat it.

Be aware of any food allergies and throw out candy that's come out of it's wrapper. 

9. Start early & don't stay out too late. 

10. Use reflective tape on dark costumes.

You can buy reflective tape at Walmart and stick a piece on the back of your little ninja, vampire, monster, etc! It's an inexpensive way to keep your kids safe & visible! 

We hope everyone has a fun & safe halloween! And remember, if your littles are wearing a costume from our shoppe, be sure to snap a pic and enter into our Facebook contest! See rules here

Make life fun!
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October 10, 2016

Shoppe 3130 Halloween Costume Contest 2016 Rules

Shoppe 3130 Halloween Costume Contest 2016 Rules

Shoppe 3130 Halloween Costume Contest 2016

If your little wears a Shoppe3130 costume for Halloween this year, then be sure to snap a picture & email it to us at shoppe3130contest@gmail.com. By submiting your pictures, you are giving us permission to use your photos on social media, etsy, our website, & for other marketing purposes. All submissions are due on or before Sunday, November 6th. The deadline for voting for fan favorite is Saturday, November 12th & the winners will be announced on Sunday, November 13th!

We have 6 categories this year:

  • Dad Favorites (Super Heros, Star Wars, Pokemon, TMNT)
  • Frilly Favorite (Princess, Frozen, My Little Pony, Mini Mouse)
  • Classic Favorite (Wiard of Oz, Sesame Street)
  • For the Boys (Fox Tail,Dino Tails, Capes, Owl Masks (anything in our shoppe that you make a little boy's costume))
  • Fan Favorite (most liked picture in our Facebook competition)
  • Best All Around (we will choose our favorite / most creative picture submitted!)

Each winner will receive a $25 giftcard to Shoppe 3130! We can't wait to see our tutus in action!

Make life fun!
Shoppe 3130

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October 01, 2016

Tutu Group Halloween Costume Ideas

Tutu Group Halloween Costume Ideas

Group halloween costumes are a fun way to match with your family or friend-group & to give everyone in the group a way to participate. Pretty much ALL of our tutus are already part of a group. Perfect for siblings, cousins or just friends to match. Our tutus are perfect for sisters or girlfriends & we've included some ideas below for brothers & parents to match too- so they don't feel left out. 

1. Star Wars Inspired

We make Princess Lea, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Storm Trooper, R2D2, & BB-8 inspired tutu costumes! Dads love these characters & may even volunteer to take your daughter trick-or-treating if she's dressed up in one of these! 

 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can easily dress like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker to match (tan or white button down, dark pants/jeans, boots, vest, & don't forget the light saber).

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can dress like another character or simply wear a Star Wars themed t-shirt. 

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Inspired 

We have Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello inspired tutu costumes in our TMNT inspired line. 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress in a store bought costume (like the one pictured above) or even a green t-shirt & TMNT mask. 

Ideas for Parents: Parents can wear a TMNT shirt or carry around a pizza box! 

3. Disney Inspired

We have the sweetest Mini Mouse inspired tutu costumes with red & pink accents. 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: This is a great opportunity to reuse those mouse ears from Disney World paired with a black shirt & black pants. Or just dress like any other character in Mickey's gang. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can wear mouse ears, a disney t-shirt, or even just say that they're "goofy" and tell knock knock jokes. 

4. Sesame Street Inspired

These costumes are a childhood classic! Who doesn't love sesame street? We have Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Abby Cadabby inspired tutu costumes! 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can find a non-tutu character costume or wear a sesame street t-shirt. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can wear street clothes and say that they are the "host" of the sesame street show! 

5. Wizard of Oz Inspired

We're off to see the Wizard! We have Dorothy, the Tin Man, Lion, the Scarecrow, Lion, & Glinda, oh my! 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress in a dog costume as toto or as monkeys as the evil witches' flying monkeys. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can wear bright colors & say that they're "somewhere over the rainbow". 

6. Disney Princess Inspired

 Our princess costumes are always a big hit! We have Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Tinker-bell, & Pocahontas inspired tutu costumes. 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress like a prince or another character from a disney story. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can wear street clothes with a crown on their head or a graphic t-shirt with a disney princess logo on it. 

7. Frozen Inspired

This is a trend that wont "let it go". We love our Anna, Elsa, & Olaf inspired tutu costumes. 


Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress like Olaf or Kristoff. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can wear white & say that they are snow flakes or just stand really still & say that they are "frozen" too. 

8. Super Hero Inspired 

We have a wide array of super hero costumes including Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, & Spiderman. We also have capes & masks to match or wear separately.  

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress in our capes & masks.

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can dress to match their littles (picture above). Or wear street clothes &say that they're being saved by the heros! 

9. Pokemon Inspired 

2016 was the year of Pokemon go! This year, we added these adorable Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, & Pokeball inspired costumes. 

Easy matching costume ideas:

Ideas for Brothers: Brothers can dress like their favorite pokemon as well or wear street clothes and be a Pokehunter. 

Ideas for Parents: Dad & Mom can also wear street clothes & say they are pokehunters. 

Don't forget to tag us in your halloween pictures with @shoppe3130 and using #shoppe3130 & enter our halloween costume contest (details below)!

Shoppe 3130 Halloween Costume Contest 2016

If your little wears a Shoppe3130 costume for Halloween this year, then be sure to snap a picture & email it to us at shoppe3130contest@gmail.com. By submiting your pictures, you are giving us permission to use your photos on social media, etsy, our website, & for other marketing purposes. All submissions are due on or before Sunday, November 6th. The deadline for voting for fan favorite is Saturday, November 12th & the winners will be announced on Sunday, November 13th!

We have 6 categories this year:

  • Dad Favorites (Super Heros, Star Wars, Pokemon, TMNT)
  • Frilly Favorite (Princess, Frozen, My Little Pony, Mini Mouse)
  • Classic Favorite (Wiard of Oz, Sesame Street)
  • For the Boys (Fox Tail,Dino Tails, Capes, Owl Masks (anything in our shoppe that you make a little boy's costume))
  • Fan Favorite (most liked picture in our Facebook competition)
  • Best All Around (we will choose our favorite / most creative picture submitted!)

Each winner will receive a $25 giftcard to Shoppe 3130! We can't wait to see our tutus in action!

Make life fun!
Shoppe 3130

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September 14, 2016

7 Reasons Why Your Daughter Should Wear A Tutu For Halloween

7 Reasons Why Your Daughter Should Wear A Tutu For Halloween

1. Every little girl wants to feel like a princess!

That's the whole point of Halloween, right?

And even dressed in a tutu NOT inspired by storybook princesses, she'll feel like a princess. Check out this super duo below! 

2. They're very comfortable! 

Our tutus are great for all Halloween weather & can easily have a long shirt put underneath. 

We even sell tutu liners for the girls who don't like the feeling of tulle.

3. Dad will love it.

Can't convince dad that she needs a princess tutu? Check out this dad favorites below: 

 

4. She can re-wear it for dress-up!

Our daughters love wearing their tutus for dress up and tea parties.

5. She can dress up with friends!

We have many group tutus that are perfect for siblings or girlfriends! 

6. Our tutus are handmade & unique!

Buying tutus from Shoppe 3130 supports a small family business. Tutus are some of our best selling products! Each tutu is handmade with attention to detail. 

7. Everything is cuter with a tutu!

 

Just ask our friend, Tink!

Don't forget to tag us in your tutu photos! @Shoppe3130 & #Shoppe3130 

Making life fun,

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August 11, 2016

Get Organized - Back to School 2016

Get Organized - Back to School 2016

It's that time of year again: BACK TO SCHOOL! Rachel & Scarlet started school on Monday & Abram starts 2nd grade next week!

Where did the summer go? I can't believe how much they've grown in just one year.

A new school year means a new chance to get organized.

Here are 5 tips for staying organized throughout the school year.

1. Use a Calendar

Yes, actually use it. It doesn't matter what type of calendar- online, a physical book, or the iCal on your phone. Use it. Find a calendar system that works for your family and stick with it. Share it with your husband via email or have the physical book accessible to him too. That way, you both are on the same page with sports games, projects, and math tests. 

2. Label Everything

I've never regretted labeling something, but I've regretted NOT labeling items more times than I can count. Whether you're labeling a container, a notebook, a lunchbox, or an article of clothing, labeling helps. At Shoppe 3130, we have the cutest chalkboard clips & chalkboard stands that help with labeling containers. The best part is that it's not permanent so you can switch labels as needs change. We also sell chalkboard markers to make writing easier and less messy than traditional chalk. 

3. Designate Space

"A place for everything and everything in its place!" Designate space for items that need to go to school with your children: lunch boxes, gym bags, permission slips, projects, etc. Each night, act as if a family member was sending your kids to school in the morning and lay everything out. It's so easy to think that you'll remember to throw socks in their gym bag right before heading out the door, but you and I both know that probably won't happen. Taking a few more minutes at night to get organized will cut down the confusion in the morning. So whether it's a cubby, an entryway table, or even just the floor by the stairs- designate space for items you need to send to school in the morning! 

4. Plan Out Your Week

On Sunday nights take time, as little as 15 minutes, to look over your calendar and plan out your week. Add any last minutes activities or information. Your calendar will never be "too" detailed so write everything down- what tests the kids have to who is picking them up at carpool/ the bus stop. 

5. Do Little Things in Advance

Try to do as many little things in advance as you can. When your son or daughter hands you a permission slip, sign it immediately. Don't wait until the morning of the field trip and you have to sign it with your eyeliner because the pen in your purse stops working. Doing small tasks like individually bagging goldfish for the kids' lunches after you buy a big box, will give you a confidence boost of having "it together" each time you go to pack a lunch. Having one less box to check will not only give you a peace of mind but will make you feel like the super mom that you are!

We hope everyone is off to a great start this semester!

Do you have any tips for staying organized? Let us know in the comments! 

Making life fun,

Shoppe 3130

 

 

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