A little bit about me...
Hi! I'm Candy, the owner and creator of Big City Kids. We are a family owned business outside of Nashville, TN. When my girls were little I created a play restaurant set for them for Christmas when I couldn't find what I was looking for anywhere in stores. They LOVED it and friends and family started asking me to make one for them. That was the start of our little business and we have been making little ones smile with play menu sets ever since.
The story behind the product
I grew up a child of the 70's and 80's. I enjoyed the freedoms of a childhood without social media and being attached to electronic devices. A time where I would wake up on a summer day and spend ALL day riding my bike around my town hanging with friends, swimming at the local pool and going to the fireman's carnival every night for a week. We didn't have to be home until dark and our parents just kind of trusted that we would be ok. I could go on and on about how things have changed etc for childhood since those days...some good...some bad but one thing that I remember most about those days were how my creativity and my imagination were allowed to foster and grow! As long as I can remember I have had an entrepreneurial spirit and I think the way I played definitely helped foster that in me. Think back to your childhood we have all played restaurant at one time or another! My sisters basement had this cool little window cut out thing, like they were building a room and hadn't finished it yet. My cousins and I would take our bikes down there and we would pretend it was a McDonald's. I mean come on, McDonald's was THE place to go in the 70's and 80's! In my own house we turned my basement into a hair salon complete with an old salon chair that was given to me for no other reason than to play with...how cool! One of my absolute favorite things to play with was an actual menu from our local Elbys (Bob's Big Boy) that my mom had gotten and I would play restaurant with that for hours!! There was just something sooo cool about having an actual menu to play with lol! When my girls were little they began to play restaurant and were always wanting us to order from them and they would serve us tiny little play bowls full of pretend food. I remembered that menu that I had and how much fun I had with it so I went on a search to find a menu set for them to play with. Certainly there was something out there. But NOPE...lots of cool play food and dress up outfits but not a single play menu set. So I sat down at my computer and created one for them for Christmas. I spent hours secretly working on their play set after they went to bed getting it ready in time for Christmas morning. I could not wait to give it to them and guess what....they LOVED it!! Yay!!
In an industry saturated with electronic toys and games I'm thrilled to bring a product to market that encourages creative minds to play, to learn, to interact and pretend! It is so important to continue to encourage creativity in our kids and to let them explore their imaginations. Our goal is to encourage dreaming and allow imagination to flourish. We hope that when you order one of our products that it will bring laughter, fun and precious family together time to your home!
We would love to hear from you and we love to see pictures of the kiddos who love their Big City Kids play sets! Feel free to follow us on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org