Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sylvanian Families Party Set Review

Look what arrived last week!

It's time to P-A-R-T-Y!

The set comes in a nice compact box (none of this excessive packaging malarkey!) - I was really pleased when I opened it up that it wasn't all settled into a plastic tray (they infuriate me!).

The detail on this set is AMAZING.

It comes with the following:

  • Table and 4 chairs
  • 4 x plates / glasses / cake forks
  • Jug of squash
  • Sandwich platter
  • Cake with 2 removable slices and a cake plate
  • Pizza and pizza plate
  • Trifle
  • Salad
  • Serving tongs
  • A table mat (paper)
  • 2 x party invites (paper)
  • 2 x party banners (paper)
  • 2 x party hats (paper)
  • 2 x presents (paper)

I just love the sandwich platter. Its so detailed (sorry for the slightly blurry photo - my phone just didn't want to do close up!)

First thoughts

The table itself is really big (for Sylvania!!) - it kind of has to be to fit the cake, pizza, sarnies and trifle on and allow room for plates etc).

First look at the table and accessories

Its a really versatile table that will look good in any of the larger family homes.

The girls set up in Beechwood Hall.  I just left them to it and before I knew it extra chairs had been drafted in ready for a game of Musical Chairs.

The kids decided to set up all the party food in the dining room and pressie in the lounge ...

The birthday banners are up and the pressie pile is accumulating.
 The set only comes with two boxes for pressies to the children used some from other sets and some we had crafted at home on a previous occasion.

The Sylvanian Families are ready for a game of "Duck Duck Goose" (I still have no idea what this game is!!)

What would we change?

For me the paper sheets that you make the present boxes and banners etc from was a bit flimsy.  Its not going to last.  HOWEVER - it has given the girls ideas to make decorations of their own.

The children were disappointed that there weren't teeny tiny items to go inside the presents - perhaps a mini doll or something.

They also thought the table needed a 'proper' material table cloth (I'm raising these kids well!!!)

The kids also thought that there should be balloons since its a party.  So our job for half term week is going to be to make a few teeny tiny balloons.

I love how the arrival of a new set inspires a new way of playing.  It sparks their imagination.

I never suggest ways for the children to set it up or how they should play with it.

I loved seeing them create a party with party games.

I'm slightly relieved they didn't ask me to make itty bitty party bags to give to guests ;)

There is so much included for the price but lots of it consists of tiny items so is perhaps better for the more experienced collector rather than those just starting out. 

Anyone else got this set?  I'd love to know your thoughts.

Beccy x

NB - I was not paid for my review although the set was sent to me to review.  These are my own opinions.

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