The Sims Freeplay- Romantic Garden Live Event

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Complete this brand new live event (starts 28th January) to unlock new garden themed items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the secret garden house template. This event is only here for 10 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!


Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!


Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Light of my Life pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up! 

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the Light of my Life pack (click on the event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles) 

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SP, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!


Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes

Restocking

Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SP
    or
  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free

NOTE:

  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.

Prizes:

The first one of each prize is free

1.Light of my Life- requires 50 candles to buy

Can be found in the lighting section, the first one is free then Black costs S68,000 and White costs 7LP

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Floral Flourish- Innocent Blush and Spring Secrets

Innocent Blush- requires 800 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Pink (S72,000) and Purple (8LP) Foxgloves and White (S73,000) and Gray (8LP) Potted Hydrangeas

Spring Secrets- requires 2,400 candles and 10 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Colorful (S80,000) and Green (3SP) Variegated Plants and Yellow (S82,000) and Pink (3SP) Spring Flowers

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Hearts Desire- Depths of my Love and Heart at Home

Depths of my Love- requires 6,500 candles, 3,800 pottery and 40 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Pink (S84,000) and Yellow (8LP) Rose Trellis

Outdoor Decorations Section: Gray (S400,000) and White (26SP) Basin Lily Pond

Sims cannot interact with the lily ponds but they can admire, water and be given a rose using the trellis

Heart at Home- requires 9,700 candles, 5,700 pottery and 60 constructor coins to buy

Outdoor Decorations Section: Gray (S88,000) and Red (9LP) Hearts Sculpture and Colorful (S110,000) and Gray (11LP) Birdhouse

Sims can admire the heart sculptures and feed the birds using the birdhouses, I love this animation!

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.Enchanted I’m Sure- Exciting Threshold and Slow Burn

Exciting Threshold- requires 8,510 pottery, 9,000 jewelry and 90 constructor coins to buy

Outdoor Decorations Section: White (S125,000) and Oak (12LP) Ivy Arch

Outdoor Decorations and Trees, Plants and Flowers Sections: Quad Ivy Wall (S66,000)

Slow Burn- requires 11,250 pottery, 12,000 jewelry and 120 constructor coins to buy

Outdoor Decorations Section: Purple (S95,000) and Green (4SP) Succulent Mounds and Green (S100,000) and Gray (6SP) Birdbaths

Outdoor Decorations and Lighting Sections: White (S90,000) and Green (4SP) Floral Candles

You can place the succulent mounds inside the birdbaths

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Divided Heart- Darling Dining and Floral Fences

Darling Dining- requires 14,000 pottery, 15,000 jewelry, 15,000 glassware and 150 constructor coins to buy

Outdoor Furniture and Dining Room Sections: White (S200,000) and Oak (18LP) Garden Tables and White (S40,000) and Oak (2SP) Garden Stools

Outdoor Decorations and Trees, Plants and Flowers Sections: Single (S46,000) and Double (S56,000) Ivy Walls

Floral Fences- requires 15,000 pottery, 16,000 jewelry, 16,000 glassware and 160 constructor coins to buy

Fences and Outdoor Decorations Sections: White Fences- Single (S54,000) Double (S64,000) Quad (S75,000) and Corner (S82,000) Ivy Fences

Oak Fences- Single (2SP) Double (8LP) Quad (3SP) and Corner (8LP) Ivy Fences

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Intimate Rendezvous- Secret Wish and Lost Love

Secret Wish- requires 16,000 pottery, 17,000 jewelry, 17,000 glassware and 170 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Low Hedges- Single (S70,000) Double (S80,000) Quad (S90,000) and Corner (S95,000) Low Hedges

Low Floral Hedges- Single (8LP) Double (3SP) Quad (10LP) and Corner (4SP) Low Floral Hedges

Outdoor Furniture Section: White (S160,000) and Oak (10SP) Ivy Benches

Outdoor Decorations Section: White (S350,000) and Oak (30LP) Floral Wells

The benches have the normal bench interactions as well as two romantic interactions once you select wait for partner. Sims can admire the wishing well or make a wish, the hedges can be watered

Lost Love- requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 190 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Tall Hedges- Single (S81,000) Double (S91,000) Quad (S100,000) and Corner (S105,000) Tall Hedges

Tall Floral Hedges- Single (8LP) Double (4SP) Quad (10LP) and Corner (6SP) Tall Floral Hedges

Living Room and Chimneys and Fireplaces Sections: White Brick (S560,000) and Gray Stone (38SP) Fireplaces

Outdoor Furniture Section: White Brick (S175,000) and Gray Stone (15LP) Benches

Sims can heat hands and roast marshmallows using the fireplace and sims can select wait for friend on the bench to have a casual or absorbing chat with another sim

23.15 Constructor Coins

24.2 Social Points

25.15 Constructor Coins

26.Secret Garden- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This house can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. You can add up to 4 cars to this house lot!

The other three car parking spaces need to be unlocked by purchasing with simoleons:

  • Additional Space One: S250,000
  • Additional Space Two: S750,000
  • Additional Space Three: S1,500,000

Once you purchase an additional space you will be able to add another car but you need to have more than one adult/senior sim living in this house to add more than one car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought. For example if you wanted 3 cars in this house you need 3 adult or senior sims living in this house.

The main difference between the standard and the premium residence is the garden, it is bigger on the premium and contains more of the live event items

The only difference inside the house is the wall colour in two of the rooms is different- I have no idea why!

You also unlock:

Patio and Balcony Paving Section: Pale (S1,400) and Dark (S1,450) Brown Cobbles (both the patio and balcony paving is the same)

Fences Section: White (S96,000) and Oak (9LP) Garden Gates

Outdoor Furniture Section: White (S875,000) and Oak (68LP) Floral Gazebos

Windows Section: Classic White (S86,000) White Ivy (S92,000) Tall White Ivy (S120,000) Classic Oak (4SP) Oak Ivy (9LP) and Tall Oak Ivy (6SP)

Sims can select wait for partner on the gazebo and then select receive ring (this doesn’t make them engaged or married) slow dance, plan future together and dance all night

Watch my Secret Garden Tour here:


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:


Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!


If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!


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12 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Romantic Garden Live Event

  1. Is it just me, or have they increased the prize prices cost by a lot? I don’t think it’s ever cost me 9700 candles just for one prize.

  2. They make this so it’s barely possible to complete the quest without paying real money for social points … I would rather it just be a paid game.

  3. Is it just me or is the amount of glass higher then in previous events? I thought normally it’s around 60.500, now it’s 67000. I play a lot of Sims and even when I needed 60500 it was a challenge to get it all, but mostly I was able to. Now with the current amount of 67000 I’m not sure if I get the last prize. At the moment I have 44660 glass and I still need 22340. I have two days and one hour left. Is it even still possible to get all the items?

    • It feels like they have increased the amount of glass needed- it was already too high! Honestly I don’t think it is possible to get all the items in time if you aren’t willing to spend money- like me! I never complete them in time but I just wait for them to return again and finish it then.

      • Indeed, the glass was already insanely high. And now even higher! I hope they will decrease it in the next event. I had to spend some SP to finish. I think they really demotivate a lot of people.. It’s kinda going to same way as the Simchase does. I hope it’s not the case, because then there’s no reason to play anymore. I’ve already the maximum of sims and I also have barely room to build a new house. Ah well, we will see 🙂

  4. Second time the competition without winning the house and spending too much time to the game! I even bought Lara but it seems that even by spending to Lara it is very difficult to win the house. The problem are the constructor coins: with 450 candles you normally get 1-3 coins. So probably Lara should collect only candles but then the glass would be tough to collect and with candles she gets only 200/ 2 hrs. Next time I do it without Lara and just choose the prizes I mostly like.

  5. I was lucky enough to claim all the prizes and get the house without spending any money. Thanks to your tips!!! I had my Sims working days and nights no rest :(. I unlocked all prizes in 07 days but still did not have enough crafts to purchase everthing. I almost gave up but then i used all candles left to use the spin plan and won quite a number of coins :). My advice is to never give up and just keep making the crafts every 2.5 hours. I set timer every time so even when i was at work i manage to take a few mins break to take care of my Sims. At night i have them do the 8.5 hours one. It was a stressful 10 days but the it s worth it. I m glad it s over!!! Thank you for your site and all the tips!!!!

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