A few weeks ago, four huge boxes arrived at my house. We're big fans of boxes around here, so when I wouldn't let the Bees peek inside, they were not amused.
Then the cupcakes were delivered, the accessories bought, and the girls (and twenty four princess ponies!) came to play.
The little girls:
The big girls:
The shy girls:
And the happy girls:
My sweet Ladybug was actually terribly sick and missed half of the party. When she realized there were ponies on the line, she perked up for about an hour.
Nineteen little girls, from seven months to seven years old came to our Pony Royale party, celebrating the launch of a fantastic new line of toys.
Pony Royale, a new toy line starring beautiful princess ponies, brings a fresh new approach to princess play in the fashion doll category. Pony Royale combines favorite play patterns - hair play, fashion play and nurturing play – to give children endless hours of open-ended creative play with a fun and easy fashion system. The full collection features 12 Princess Ponies, all with the ability to mix-and-match their manes, tails and fashion pieces.
The twelve Princess Ponies are pony action figure dolls with names, personalities, and changeable hair and outfits.
- With two Pony Royale dolls, make over 60 fashion styles!
- Each pony comes with a jeweled birthstone blaze
- Two sets of Change-It-Up Hair and hair brush included!
At first, I was skeptical of the ponies. No lie. I don't need anymore princess stuff in this house. I try not to feed my girls the princess party line, but somehow, they buy it all anyway.
These pony princesses are... excuse the terrible pun... horses of a different color. The emphasis of the Pony Royale world isn't so much the fact that they're princesses, but that it really is open-ended play. There is no agenda within the Royale parameters. There are no villains, not even any Princes Charming. Each pony comes with a "map" of the Pony Royale kingdom, an extra "pony weave," as my super classy husband called it, and some pretty awesome accessories.
The only real drawbacks I saw with the ponies are those cute accessories. They're teeny. Like, pinky-fingernail-size-teeny. Easily lost, teeny. Choking hazard, teeny. But, if you have a designated space for the ponies, and keep them away from teeny babes, it shouldn't pose problem.
(And there's a pretty awesome dressing carousel that is available to hold all of the ponies' accessories and extra hair. Secret shopper tip: The ponies are the same price ($14.99) online at Target and Toys R Us, but the carousel is $10 cheaper from Target. However, Toys R Us offers extra "change it up" fashions.)
The girls loved the ponies. I loved that they were unique (12 ponies = 12 different birthmonths, birthstones, colors, personalities). I especially loved watching my little Bee girls playing together, instead of fighting over identical toys.
I managed to keep one pony box intact (oh, you guys. the plastic and cardboard was a-flyin' when all nineteen girls finally got to rip into their treasure!), and am giving away Sienna.
Sienna's birthmonth is May, her birthstone blaze (the jewel on her forehead) is an emerald.
Leave a comment here or on chasing my Bees' facebook page, after checking out all twelve ponies at www.PonyRoyaleWorld.com, telling me which of the ponies you like the best! (It just so happens that my fave is Sky, September's pony, the smart one with a sapphire blaze. Surely no coincidence that Sky and I share a birthmonth.)
Visit the Pony Royale website for more information. Pony Royale are available starting in at Toys R Us, and select Target stores. Be sure to check out Pony Royale’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!