If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I have been thinking about purchasing this table and chairs set ever since I saw the promotional image!
And yes, today I finally purchased it! It was $13 from Kmart, which I think is a fair deal -it’s not “super cheap,” but it’s definitely not bad considering you get so many items!
The reason I purchased it was because I recently bought a big piece of furniture that came in a big box. I thought to myself, what can I use this box for?
I decided that a shopping mall / restaurant would be most appropriate, as the dolls can shop ’till they drop, then dine until dusk without ever leaving the building!
But then! Oh ho! We received lots of new information about the Dreamhouse Adventures series, and I decided to build Barbie’s house instead. I then decided that this playset would fit perfectly in Barbie’s new house!
And that’s why I decided to buy this set.
► For only $13, this playset is very affordable. If you are looking to build a classroom or restaurant for your dolls, this playset would be a good choice to quickly fill the space on the cheap.
► The colours are nice. The tabletop is a lovely shade of brown, and the chairs are a vibrant shade of pink. The style of the tables and chairs is also very nice; they are modern and stylish.
► While not necessarily related to the table and chairs, the dog opens up a lot of storytelling opportunities.
► The sauce tray is a unique item that I haven’t seen before, and the menu was a nice touch which takes the set from “eating at home” to “eating at a restaurant.”
► Children (and their parents!) will benefit from the ‘plugs’ that the accessories snap onto. While they are a little bit difficult, at least it stops everything from moving around and makes playing much easier.
► There isn’t any sauce in the sauce tray, or any drinks in the glasses. The set doesn’t come with any food accessories -isn’t that the whole point of eating? Even paper food items would have been better than nothing!
► The vase looks a bit weird -I wasn’t sure what it was at first!
► For me personally, I don’t really like the plugs (although I can see they might benefit children, or people who like to move their playsets around) because I think they make it difficult to use the table in different situations -for example, as a desk in a bedroom or classroom.
► The plugs make the accessories difficult to use in other situations. For example, if I was to put the glasses on a different table (one without the holes), it would just fall over because it is unbalanced.
What do you think of this playset? Do you think the holes in the table are annoying, or helpful?