Events, Happenings, Hoopla!

The Happy Up stores love to be a part of playful and fun happenings. We host events (including birthday parties!) at our Edwardsville, IL location. And we love to bring the fun to you - so invite us to your shindigs, gatherings, and celebrations within the St. Louis Metro area. We know how to bring fun and games for all ages!

Silhouette Artist Returns!

We're thrilled to announce that Erik Johnson is returning to the Happy Up stores on Aug. 9th & 10th.

Using nothing but his keen eye and a pair of deadly sharp scissors, Erik creates a silhouette of your child in about 5 minutes. It's a unique keepsake that will become a family treasure. They make amazing gifts, so be sure to plan for the Holidays.

Each original silhouette is $30, duplicates are $15. Frames are also available for purchase.

Here's his schedule:
Wed. Aug. 9th - Happy Up Clayton - 3pm-6pm - (314) 725-2455
Thurs. Aug. 10th - Happy Up Edwardsville - 10am-5pm - (618) 656-9596

Maps and location information here.

This will be Erik’s only visit to our stores this year.
Call your Happy Up store to claim your appointment time!

Claim your appointment by calling the store.

Create It - Make It - Take It

Tuesdays at Happy Up in Edwardsville Starting June 6th

In conjunction with our Summer Catalog, we're doing something new during the summer months:
Create It • Make It • Take It™ at Happy Up in Edwardsville.

Starting in June, we'll have a weekly "workshop" style event. Each of these sessions will encourage creativity and inspire your kiddos. And maybe give you some ideas of how to keep 'em busy when the summer blahs kick in. Complete descriptions of the "workshops" are here: Create It • Make It • Take It™

Spaces are limited and some classes are now full. Stop by or call the store to see if spaces are still available - (618) 656-9596

Create Your Own Stepping Stones - June 6th
11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm - $5 - all ages

Color Inflate Play - Cars/Rockets/Dolls - June 13th
11am-1pm - $5 - 4yrs & up

Sun-Sational Stained Glass - Rainbows/Hearts/Cars - June 20th
11am-1pm - $5 - 4yrs & up

Thinking Putty Workshop - June 27th
11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm - $10 - 5yrs & up

One Shape, Endless Building - Plus+Plus Playtime - July 11th
11am-1pm - $5 - ages 5yrs & up

Maker Day - Create Your Way - July 18th
11am & 12pm - $5 - 5yrs and up

Hands Down, That’s Art - Handprint Drawing - July 25th
11am & 12pm - $5 - 4yrs & up

Create a Masterpiece - Kwik Stix Painting - Aug. 1st
11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm - $5 - 4yrs & up

Create It - Make It - Take It!

Kindermusik Playdates

Join us for monthly Kindermusik Playdates with Ellen Singh

  • What is a Playdate?

    It's a structured musical playtime featuring a particular theme. Children and their parents get to clap, stomp, sing, dance, pretend, and discover their musical selves. Playdates are about 45 minutes long and are open to any child, birth to age 5.

    Like all Kindermusik classes, the playdates are designed to promote a child's mental and physical development. For a more complete description of the benefits of Kindermusik, please click here: Kindermusik Playdate Complete Description

    Ellen Singh is a licensed Kindermusik instructor and has been leading our playdates for a few years now! She also teaches Kindermusik classes. For more information about her and the different classes she is offering, visit her blog or her facebook page.

  • Kindermusik Schedule

    Monday, May 8th - 10am & 5:30pm
    Monday, June 5th - 10am & 5:30pm
    Monday, July 17th - 10am & 5:30pm
    Monday, Aug. 7th - 10am & 5:30pm
    Monday, Sept. 11th - 10am & 5:30pm
    Monday, Oct. 9th - 10am & 5:30pm

Playdates cost $12 for one child, $3 for each additional child in the same family.

Ready to register? Great!
Fill out this pdf and turn it in, along with the playdate fee, at Happy Up in Edwardsville: Kindermusik Playdate Registration Form

Kindermusik Playdate with Ellen Singh

Create your own Happy Up Happening!

  • Birthday Party at the toy store!

    Ever wish you had a whole toy store to play in? We can make that happen with Birthday Parties. We provide space, activities, and employees to help wrangle your party people. You provide the refreshments and the party-goers. Awwww yeah!
    Flyer updated 03/15/2017
    Note: We are unable to host parties during the months of November and December.

  • Game Nights With Your Group!

    Happy Up is all about increasing the time people spend goofing off and playing games. Invite us to come to your event and we'll bring games designed for all ages and abilities. Game Nights (or afternoons) are perfect for your group!

  • Earn Toys for your Charity

    We are dedicated to supporting the people and groups that make our communities strong. If your group is on the lookout for a new way to get playthings for children and families, we can put the Fun in your Fundraiser!