My daughter has been asking for a dollhouse for sometime. Her jaw dropped when she first laid eyes on the large Barbie® Dreamhouse® box at our doorstep. Mattel’s thought of everything when they designed this home for Barbie. The Dreamhouse is bright, spacious and pink (of course!) with three floors, 6 rooms, 50+ accessories and cool features to spend endless hours of fun with. My daughter couldn’t wait to grab her Barbie dolls and move in!
The assembly of the Barbie Dreamhouse took roughly an hour. It wasn’t difficult to put together but the volume of parts and sticker placement did take time. I found a video online to help me through the process. One of my concerns was putting together the elevator. I’m not great at assembling toys but it turned out much easier than I expected plus my daughter helped which sped up the process.
Make sure to have batteries ready (not included) as the house takes 4 AA to power the sound effects such as doorbell, flushing toilet and blow dryer. Not one BUT two kid powered elevators get you around the glamourous Dreamhouse. My daughter loves that! Another feature that I like is that the house expands to create a larger space, exposing the elevator shaft. Close it to take up less space in your child’s room.
The set comes with furniture including a canopy bed, dining table and chairs as well as food items. My daughter’s imagination soars as she jumps from room to room with Barbie recycling bottles, baking or trying on new stylish clothes. At 3 1/2 feet tall Barbie’s Dreamhouse is roomy for her guests, Barbie and her dog Taffy!
Watching my daughter play reminds me of myself playing with my entourage of Barbie dolls. Seeing her use her imagination and playing with the same names I grew up with is really cool.
Manufacturer’s recommended age is for 3-7 year olds. My daughter is 7 and she loves this house. The Barbie Dreamhouse is available at Toys “R” us for $164.99 (sale price at time of publish).
Dolls and fashions not included.
Watch our video as my daughter gives you a tour of the Barbie Dreamhouse.
This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.