Post by samlizziesmom on Dec 4, 2016 16:24:55 GMT -5
From the American Girl website "Maryellen's Party Punch Set ITEM #DKR91 $44.00 In Maryellen’s time, serving punch (often, 7-Up mixed with fruit punch) at a party was very popular! This festive set includes:
A pretend candle that really lights up A decorative green bowl and two glasses for serving punch A pretend bottle of 7-Up A holiday deer with a working bell and a candy dish featuring a pixie elf for decoration."
This set is SO CUTE! As soon as I saw that little flocked reindeer in the leaks I was hooked! It reminded me SO MUCH of my Grandmother's house during the Christmas season. I used to play with them and now my dolls can too! The Candle has a timer, so the battery does not wear out (they are replaceable). The bottle and the Candy Dish are the only disappointments in the set, because there was only one bottle of 7up (another staple in my Grandmother's house along with Coca-Cola), and the Elf candy dish is very decorative, no real functional value.
This is a great set for collectors, though I really can't see a lot of play value for younger kids. It's compliments the Cookie Set nicely, and the deer and and dish would probably add a festive to touch to Caroline's Parlor, or like sets.
I have made a video of review and I will add a picture of the Maryellen's reindeer next to the only survivor of my grandmother's reindeer of a comparison.
Overall Grade: B That's just because of play value, as a Collector I want to say this is a A.