SNAPOLOGY Minecraft® Workshop and Dinner
The Pop Shop , 729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood , New Jersey
We had a really good experience recently at a Mindcraft themed event run by Snapology at the Pop Shop in Collingswood and of course I wanted to share.
I am not going to pretend that I really know what Minecraft is. I ask a ton of questions and just like Pokemon I come up empty every time. However the boys are into Minecraft. So when I saw the SNAPOLOGY Minecraft® Lego® Workshop and Dinner event at The Pop Shop I booked it.
The event is in the back party room at The Pop Shop that has a private entrance on Washington Street. When you arrive you sign in and the kids grab a seat at the tables that are arranged in a U shape in the middle of the room. Parents can stay or drop off their child. Most parents stayed and “set up shop” at the surrounding tables, either catching up with a friend or on work. I stayed because I am a helicopter mom that can’t cut the cord but in my defense I would like to say that Ollie was super nervous he would not be able to build like the other kids.
Once the kids are settled the waitress comes around, takes their drink order and they serve them dinner which is chicken fingers, mini pancakes, french fries, grilled cheese, and apple sauce. They tell all the kids to come back up if they are still hungry.
Once the kids are done eating the Minecrafting begins. Each of the kids got a Lego® base and then the big organized boxes of Legos® came out. The kids were encouraged to create any minecraft thing or world they wanted. The two women from Snapology that ran the event did a wonderful job. They kept everyone’s attention, helped all the kids, and even got them to present their creations and sit quietly and listen when it was not their turn. It was super relaxing as I watched my boys ask for things and not have to be the one to get them.
All the kids worked together. Ollie who was nervous made friends and did an awesome job. He did not need me once. At the end each of the kids presented to the group what they built. This was actually a really awesome part. My boys were too shy to talk but they did hold up their work for everyone. It was great to hear the kids present their creations and hear how proud they were.
At the end the kids got to make their own sundaes which obviously was a highlight for my kiddos.
During all this I sat at a table and caught up with my boyfriend, we ordered food, split a sundae and hung out. Next time we go I would be comfortable dropping them off and grabbing dinner at one of the restaurants in Collingswood because no matter how I try I do not like the food at The Pop Shop. Collingswood also seems to have some cute shops that I could pop into.
At $26 per person for 2 hours with dinner and dessert for the kids the event was worth the money and really well done. The boys loved it and they would do it again.