From generation to generation, the Toy Show remains one of the most beloved events in the Christmas calendar.
Busting out the fresh Christmas pjs, lighting the fire and promising yourself you'll stay awake til the very end - there's nothing like it. And a crucial element in staying awake is the fuel, which is why you need to ensure your snack pile is fully stacked. These days, the hard part is done for you and there are companies all over the country who specialise in preparing treat boxes for Toy Show night. The big event is just around the corner (Friday 25th) and if you're looking to order your supplies now, we've rounded up 8 places to do just that:
Sweet Boutique have been making their special Toy Show boxes for 11 years, so they know the suss! Their individual boxes will set you back €10, with a family box available too for €40. Order HERE.
Sinead's Cakes and Bakes, Sligo
Cupcakes, rocky roads and - the most important thing, in my opinion - hot chocolate bombs. You can't watch the Toy Show without a mug of hocho, after all.
We're particularly intrigued by these churro and hot choc boxes, lovingly filled with everything you need to make churros, dips and sauces at home!
Grumps Foxrock, Dublin
Filled with goodies that kids both big and small will love, as well as hot chocolate kits to make on the big night!
Not a Toy Show specific box, but definitely one that'd be a delight for the whole family to enjoy on the big night. This one here is €25 and perfect for sharing - they have smaller boxes too for about a tenner, have a browse HERE.
Treat Boutique, Dublin
This Dublin-based business have an extensive range of sweet jars, boxes and hampers to enjoy on Toy Show night - have a nosey through their selection HERE.
C&C Treats, Dublin
A seriously impressive spread inside these boxes from C&C, which also include an activity fun pack to pass the time before the show starts. The boxes are €10 for collection in Dublin and can be ordered via Facebook.
The Chatty Fox, Dublin
This Rathfarnham café are taking orders now for their famous Toy Show boxes, which consist of freshly made gingerbread folk for kids to decorate at home. Pop them a DM for more info.
XXI Ice, Dundalk
This giant cookie with ice cream, marshmallows and a rake of other tasty toppings would truly be the feast of dreams for Toy Show night.
The Old Mill Coffee Dock, Swords
A nice mix of sweet and savoury, and even a special stay up late pass to make use of on the night in this box from Swords.
Will you be cosying up for the Toy Show this year?
Header image via Auntie Nellies