When my husband and I were first married, we had friends who had a 7 year old daughter who was obsessed with Polly Pockets. My husband's daughter was just 4 at the time so we were still in to Blues Clues and Elmo, but I fell in love with all the little Polly Pocket toys!
Our daughter just turned 6 and has really started playing pretend with her dolls and other little figurines. I've been debating purchasing a doll house, but just haven't been sure that an investment in that large of a toy was something I wanted to make. Not to mention giving up that much floor space in our town home!
Enter the Polly Pocket Hangout House Playset and Polly Pocket Stick N Play Room. Now here is a doll house type toy that I am willing to let in our house. The Hangout House is basically a miniature doll house that comes with all kinds of furniture — chairs, fridge, bathtub, toilet, food, cups, etc. The house also came with one Polly Pocket doll and a pet cat. Unlike a traditional doll house, all the little accessories have suction cups so the stick and stay put. That means less of a chance to teeny tiny toys ending up all over my floor, too.
We got the game room add on Stick N Play room. The room came with a pool table that turns in to table tennis, another chair, a light fixture and other small accessories. I love the room add on idea for this toy as these make for great gift ideas from grandparents and aunts.
My doubts of my daughter liking a doll house toy are now gone. The toy arrived while she was at a party one evening and we didn't have time to open it before bed time. The next morning, she woke me up and insisted that I open the Polly Pocket toys. Five hours later, she and her little brother were still playing with the house with only a few breaks! The house has moved between the dining room and living room several times and it easily moved without all the little accessories spilling everywhere. The only issue we've had with the toy is that the furniture pieces seem just a bit big. They all fit in the house, but they don't leave much room for Polly to move around. Overall, though, if you'd like to try a smaller version of a doll house, I recommend the Polly Pocket Hangout House Playset. My daughter loves it so much that she thanked God for whoever sent it to her during her bedtime prayers!
And now I have to find a Paul Pocket for the little man because big sister insists that only girls can play with Polly!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Polly Pocket. I received a product samples and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. All opinions are 100% my own!
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