Sweet Suite @ Home 2020 Event Recap

Recently, Clara and I attended a super cool virtual press event called Sweet Suite @ Home! We got a sneak peek at the hottest toys and play trends for the holidays. It was so cool! A big thank you to our friends at The Toy Insider for organizing such a stellar event.

For the past 10 years, Sweet Suite has gathered New York City-based press for the BIGGEST Night of Play! As social distancing measures limit in-person interaction and events, Sweet Suite @ Home featured an interactive virtual party environment and gave attendees the full Sweet Suite experience right in their own homes!

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We absolutely loved this fun, interactive virtual show floor. We especially enjoyed seeing all the live toy demos! It was so great to connect with over 50 of our favorite toy brands in pop-in zoom rooms. Clara especially appreciated the opportunity to chat live with actual toy designers. We participated in scavenger hunts, trivia games, giveaways, and lots more!

Toy Trends from Sweet Suite at Home

Here’s a quick video by the Toy Insider describing the making of Sweet Suite at Home and how we were able to navigate a virtual showroom floor:

There are so many wonderful toys to share from this fantastic event!

Some of the biggest trends in toys this year include:

  • At-home activities — for kids staying safe at home, toys that offer creative and fun activities for at-home fun are sure to be trending this holiday season.
  • Screen-free learning toys — as parents search for ways to keep the kids learning while at home, screen-free learning toys will be high in demand.
  • Budget-friendly toys — with so many unemployed, budget-friendly toys will be very popular as families search for high play value with minimal cost.
  • Games – as families spend more time at home, exciting games the entire family can enjoy will be in high demand.

Be sure to keep your eyes on the Inner Child Fun blog and Youtube channel for more detailed reviews of our favorites.

A huge thank you to our friends at The Toy Insider for hosting us at Sweet Suite at Home! We had a great time and loved getting to see all the hottest toys! You can connect with The Toy Insider by following them on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube.

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