Disclosure: I received free products in order to host the Cepia, LLC sponsored MommyParty. All opinions expressed here are my own and/or those of my daughters and their friends who attended the playdate.
Last weekend our daughters had a Meet The Happy’s playdate to help introduce the newest creation from Cevia, LLC: The Happy’s! Cepia is the maker of ZhuZhu Pets if you know what those are, you’ll have some idea of what The Happy’s are all about. Instead of hamster’s, though, The Happy’s are cuddly puppies and kittens. And they are cute!
We were sent a really fun party pack in order to hose are party. The girls received plastic headbands, construction paper and glue sticks to make their own custom pet ears. We added glitter, stickers, pom poms, etc. Basically everything from our craft box. They decided they all wanted cat ears so I cut out the shape of the ears and they decorated them any way they wanted. They all looked so cute in their ears!
In the party pack, there were some pet themed recipes to create such as The Happy’s Party Punch, Puppy Chow, Bentley’s Treat Dip and Mittens’ Kitty Roll Ups. We also received some yummy Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn. I bought cute colored bowls to put the popcorn in. I also found some hot pink plastic cups and teal straws. Due to illness and bad weather we had to keep postponing our party. We were finally able to have it at the last minute. We didn’t have a lot of time for this playdate so we didn’t do more than just snacks, but I wanted it to still be be colorful and fun and still give them something to munch on. So I made some Mint Lemonade (The Happy’s Mint Lemonade) and the girls enjoyed lemonade and popcorn. They loved it.
The Happy’s pets themselves are way too cute. They use IR (infrared) technology to communicate with their treats and Chase and Play Ball. Each pet comes with one treat that can be used with any pet. The pets we received were:
- Bentley – comes with a bone that says Chase Tail
- Chance – comes with a bone that says Pounce
- Sport – comes with a bone that says Wiggle
- Mittens – comes with a fish that says Beg
Due to the IR technology, you can’t play with your pets in direct sunlight. We didn’t have to worry about that because we were rained out and had to set up in the garage since they need a hard floor surface. We put a pink table cloth on the floor and the kids created races with their pets. One of the suggested games in our party pack was The Happiest Race. The girls put the Chase and Play Ball in the middle of the floor cloth and each got a pet and a treat. They raced to see which pet would go play with the ball first. Some had their pets going in all different directions while others went straight for it. It was so much fun watching the girls play with their pets.
Mittens the Cat won!
There are two modes for the pets. There is a button above their tail that allows you to turn them on or put them in rest mode. It was a bit hard to find and turn on at times but once you did the Happy’s pet really came to life and started going. The girls and I agreed that it would be nice if the pets would stop from time to time and wait for instruction from the Treat. They seemed to just go and go and go until you pushed the button to turn them off. That was the only thing we saw that we’d change about them.
The Happy’s became available this Spring at the following retailers:
- Toys ‘R Us
- Radio Shack
Each pet requires 2 AAA batteries and The Happy’s Chase & Play Ball requires 3 AAA batters – not included. The treats each come with their own cell batteries.
The girls really did have a lot of fun playing with their new pets. Not only are they fun to watch play, they are fun to cuddle too.