Will Hench of Jersey City introduced me to the term “Nipyata,” an adult pinata filled with baby bottles of booze—”nips”—instead of candy.
The standard Nipyatas come with about 12 brands: Fireball, Svedka, Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Peachtree, Captain Morgans, and more. Or, customers can tell creator Will Hench and his team their favorite brands to include.
Jersey City-ans can pick up their Nipyatas at The Thirsty Quaker (495 Monmouth St.) or have it delivered to your house/party, and those further away can have them shipped for free, which usually takes 3-5 business days. Check their website to see if your state is eligible for shipping and “For best results, ship your Nipyata to a Business Address where someone 21 + can sign for it. If you ship it to your home, and nobody 21 + is present to sign, it will be returned to sender. Then your party will stink,” warns Hench.
“A good friend from home would do ‘home made’ Nipyatas for parties and they were always a huge hit. The wide variety of spirits in each Nipyata was always a blast and watching your friends try to break it open while blindfolded was always hilarious fun. So we wanted to see if we could create a Nipyata brand and sell them online to be delivered for parties or birthday gifts.”
Nipyatas range from $59.99 to $229.99: the smallest come with 12 nips and the largest has 60 nips. It also includes Blind Fold, Nipyata Stick and String to hang up the Nipyata.
“We love the Jersey City community and how the small businesses all help to support each other. It’s an amazing and exciting place to be right now to launch a new product or service,” says Hench.
Behold showstopping hair accessories from Republic of Pigtails!
Cute, flirty, & fun hair accessories for women and children of all ages are infiltrating the streets of Jersey City.
Female entrepreneur Rika Gunawan and her company Republic of Pigtails is a presence at local Jersey City arts, music and craft fairs including the recent 6th Borough Market as well as All About Downtown JC. She’s even had a trunk show at Warren Tricomi in NYC’s Plaza Hotel just a few weeks ago!
All of Rita’s bows, clips, ties, headbands, fascinators, and other hairpieces are named after her friends and family and are priced from $8-75. Check out my amazing Kristen fascinator.
Prepare to be unique! RoP’s inventory is constantly changing and all items are made in very limited quantities.
Even better: All Jersey City Gal readers will 10% OFF their orders using coupon code: JCGal10
Catch RoP in pop-up shops this season below:
*Sun, Oct 26 from 12:30-3:00pm: The Historic Paulus Hook Association Annual Children’s Costume Parade & Pet Costume Parade
*Nov 6, Nov 20, Dec 5 & Dec 19: Republic of Pigtails Trunk Show at Warren Tricomi at The Plaza Hotel in NYC
*Dec 6th and 7th: Project Market in Jersey City
Accessorize your life,