By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009
Sales associate Beverly Garman and owner Cindy Rickard invite you to join the fun at the Webkinz Extravaganza, May 1-3 at Emily’s Playhouse.
Emily’s Playhouse is hosting a fun-filled weekend for Webkinz fans May 1 through 3! The Webkinz Extravaganza will include a variety of games, face painting, drawing and coloring contests, birthday cake and punch, a style show, prize giveaways and much more.
Games will change every two hours and will include the Wheel of Wow, Gym Hunt, and the Wishing Well. Game schedules are posted on the official Webkinz website, www.webkinz.com.
The Stylekinz Fashion Show takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and will be followed by the Webkinz birthday party from 2 to 3 p.m., with yummy cake and punch for all.
Kids can enjoy getting their face painted during the birthday party, and prize giveaways will be going on as well. “We will also be giving away loot bags,” says owner Cindy Rickard. “This is our second year celebrating the Webkinz birthday at Emily’s Playhouse. We had a great turnout last year – it was a lot of fun for everyone. And this year promises to be even better!”
Special prizes will be awarded to the winners of the coloring and drawing contests. The coloring contest is divided into three age groups – 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. (Pick up your coloring sheet at Emily’s Playhouse during the month of April.) The drawing contest is designed for older kids – call the store for more details.
Webkinz and Lil’Kinz plush toys are cute, fun and educational. Each one has a secret code that allows you access to the amazing online Webkinz World, where your pet truly comes to life. You start at the Adoption Center and enter in your pet’s name and whether it’s a boy or girl. You’re then given an allotment of KinzCash to decorate your pet’s room with furniture and purchase food and clothes.
Your Webkinz pet relies on you to take care of it. In Webkinz World, there is so much to do – answer trivia questions, earn cash by playing games in the arcade, participate in new daily activities, and enter weekly contests. You can even interact online with friends who have Webkinz pets. “Webkinz are popular with children and their parents because they are safe, educational and really fun,” says Cindy.
The family of Webkinz pets is extensive – you can own a lamb, turtle, duck, toucan, lion, pink poodle, horse, bat, reindeer, snake, black panther and more.
Emily’s Playhouse also carries Webkinz accessories that let your pet’s personality truly shine. A few clothing options are a tuxedo, stone wash jeans, varsity jacket, sweater vest, witch costume, camouflage cargo pants and swim trunks. Other items available include Webkinz T-shirts, mousepads, figurines, pet carriers and trading cards with special online benefits.
During the Extravaganza weekend, some Webkinz pets will be specially priced with purchase of Webkinz merchandise.
While you’re at Emily’s Playhouse for the Webkinz Extravaganza, check out all the other fun, unique items available for kids. The store offers children’s clothes, accessories, toys, games, books and more. Girls’ clothing sizes range from newborn to 16 in such brands as Roxy, Le Top, CR Kids, Cach Cach and Bonnie Jean, and boys’ clothing ranges from size newborn to 7 in popular brands such as Le Top, CR Sport, Quicksilver and Thomas t-shirts.
One of the newest toys at Emily’s Playhouse that Cindy is really excited about is Tracksters by 10Vox. “You purchase the Trackster car and play with it on an online racing community,” says Cindy. “These are going to be huge! And they’re not available anywhere else in the area.” Go online to www.tracksters.com to learn more.
Visit Emily’s Playhouse in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And don’t forget to check out www.webkinz.com to find out the schedule for the Webkinz Extravaganza May 1 through 3!
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.