Party FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Tickle Trunk Toy Parties

People who want to host a toy party usually have lots of questions for us. These are the questions we are asked most often. If you don't find the answer to your questions here, please give us a call or send us an email — we'd love to help you out!

 

How many people should I invite?

The minimum number of guests is 7, including yourself. The maximum we suggest is about 20. We find the best groups are between 12 and 18. Remember that you can invite lots of extra guests, as many will not be able to come. If you have a very small or very large group, talk with us about how we can tailor a party to suit your needs.

Is there a cost for a party or a minimum amount of sales?

No, Tickle Trunk toy parties are free, and there is no minimum sales requirement. But please remember that even though we love our job, it is still work for us, and we get paid only by commission from the sales at your party.

Do you do parties outside of Edmonton?

At this time, we are able to do parties in Edmonton and the surrounding area, up to 60 to 75 minutes' drive from City Centre. This includes areas like Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Leduc, Devon, Spruce Grove, and Stony Plain. We are available for parties further from the city, but it may take longer for us to arrange a date when we have someone available to travel.

How long is a toy party?

From the time we arrive at your door to the time we leave, it will be about three hours. This includes a presentation of about two hours and a break and time for ordering afterwards. The length depends on the size (and rowdiness) of the group.

What products will you show at my party?

We hand-pick a collection of our best products to show at parties. You can see the list here.  This party list will also be emailed to you when you confirm your booking. You can also choose to have different or additional products at your party. In fact, you can choose from anything on the website and in the store. Be sure to let us know about three days in advance if you would like to see products that are not on the list.

If there's something specific I want that isn't on the list, can I have it at the party?

Yes, if it is something that we carry in the store, we'd be happy to bring it for you. All you need to do is let us know a few days before the party. If the item you're looking for is something we don't normally carry, we can usually bring it in for you if you give us at least two weeks' notice. If we custom order an item we don't normally carry, we do consider it a commitment to buy on your part.

How does the ordering work and what forms of payment do you take?

Your guests will make their purchases in a separate room so they can have some privacy. We carry stock with us, which means most guests will take home their purchases the night of your party! Anything not available that night will be delivered to you within two to three weeks for you to give to your guests. We seal all of the packages so no one else will know what was purchased. Your guests can also choose to pick up their orders at our store. Fro all purchases, we accept cash, debit/Interac, Visa, and Mastercard.

If some of my friends can't come to the party, can they still put in an order?

Yes! Your friends can order before your party or give their orders to you. Those orders will count towards your credits. Don't forget to tell all of your friends about this when you invite them. Any extra orders mean more free stuff for you! Check out our page on advance orders to find out more.

Are parties for women only?

Tickle Trunk parties are inclusive of all genders. You can invite anyone you want — after all, it is your party!

What do I need to do as a host?

Very little! All you need to do is have a space for us to do the presentation and a separate room with a table for the ordering. A parking spot close to your door and a hand with moving things in will be much appreciated. We will take care of everything else.

Can I serve food and alcohol?

Absolutely! It's your party. It is totally up to you if you want to serve your guests food and drinks, have a potluck, or nothing at all. Please remember though that we do need you and your guests' cooperation and respect to make sure everyone has a good time — so try not to let it get out of control.

How do the host/hostess benefits work? What will I get? 

Have a read through our Host Benefits page to understand more about all the gifts and free stuff you'll get at your party, as well as how to use your permanent 10% Tickle Trunk discount.