Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style line, and we readily agreed. I wanted to share some pics from the play date and a quick review of the toy line today. Here's an inside look at our Mega Bloks® Barbie® Play Date:
Mega Bloks sent a great assortment of goodies our way, including the Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion and the Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style Pool Party. They also sent a "goody bag" for each girl to take home with them: the Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style Fashion Stand or the Mega Bloks® Barbie® Ice Cream Cart.
It was like Christmas in February!
T and I took a look at the boxes the night before the big play date and we decided that it might be a good idea to save the girls some time and put together the larger toys (the mansion and the pool) before the party.
I am so glad we did! The bags of pieces took some time to organize, although the directions were fairly easy to follow. Unless your five year old is a very experienced builder, I recommend having an adult on hand for the building process (with the larger sets). I think the choice to "pre-build" saved a lot of frustration with the moms and guests on the morning of the play date.
As you can see, I had a hard time keeping Michaela Byrd out of the dining room before her friends arrived. Luckily, Natalie was at school, so I didn't have to keep two of them out!
I don't normally decorate for play dates, but this was a special occasion, so we used some of the supplies left over from Michaela Byrd's Barbie Birthday Party last month. Our Valentine decorations also went perfectly with the color scheme! And, of course, the toys are their own "decoration." The guests spotted them the second they walked in the door. Snacks included donut holes, goldfish crackers, juiceboxes, and homemade coffee cake and coffee for the moms.
As our guests arrived, they each chose a small Mega Bloks toy to open and assemble with the moms' help. Then it was a Barbie free-for-all in my dining room!
The smaller sets took almost no time to put together, and the older girls were able to assemble them with little to no help at all. The moms all exclaimed over how cute the "dolls" and accessories are. I had some extra activities planned, but the girls were having so much fun with the toys that I hated to tear them away...always a sign of a good play date!
I think the play date was a huge success. The girls were introduced to a super-fun new set of toys and got to take home a fun new treat, and the moms had a chance to chat for a bit. Win-win!
My girls have enjoyed playing with their Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion and Mega Bloks® Barbie® Build ‘n Style Pool Party over the past few weeks. Natalie has lots of pieces that go to another building set brand, so it's been cool for Michaela Byrd to have her own now. There are so many cute little accessories and details!
I appreciate the fact that Mega Bloks has really made these pieces affordable. I've seen the sets at both Wal-Mart and Target, and I love that they sell small "doll separates" for less than $10. The Barbie usually comes with a spare outfit and/or hair, accessories, and an "extra" like a dog and dog house, travel agent center, birthday party set., etc. My only complaint would be that the wings of the mansion can be hard to snap (and stay) together, but they do better on a very flat surface like our table.
Thanks to Mega Bloks for a wonderful event for my five year old and her friends!
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Mega Bloks and MomSelect. I received free product in exchange for this post, but I was not compensated financially.