BEST. EVENT. EVER. (polly pocket launch)

You know those perfect days when the planets just seem to align – when your kids are impeccably behaved, and you get only green lights, and your hair goes just how you want it on the very first try? 

These rare and magical days don’t come around very often – many people actually believe they’re a myth. But I can assure you, they’re not. Because I recently had one. 

I knew we were in for a good day within seconds of walking into Polly Pocket’s ‘Best Day Ever’ event. There was a table heaving with arts and crafts, and another covered with bowls of coloured beads for jewellery making. At the far side – a face-painting station. It was a Pre-schooler’s Paradise.

Big Sis stared for a moment, mouth hanging open, before rushing off to have her face painted. Lil Sis sped off to play with a humungous pile of toys, leaving me standing – rather conveniently – by the coffee and pastries. Score!

The girls were still bouncing around, like balls in a pinball machine, when us grown-ups sat down to hear all about the new POLLY POCKET BEST DAY EVER website. 

It’s pretty nifty – you just click on your local area to find a range of fab family events and activities.  Plus, they also have all kinds of other fun stuff, like quizzes, Polly Pocket webisodes, and free printable postcards. 

And if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day – the lovely Mattel team then handed us some tickets to the Chessington World of Adventures theme park next door. Squeeee!

lil sis was enraptured by the carousel…
…so we had a ride!
big sis met the cast of madagascar (she’s the one in the middle)
big sis is totally knackered after our brilliant day…
…but perks up when she sees the polly pocket toy in her goody bag

Then we drove home, singing to the radio, and managing to completely avoid the peak hour traffic. Like I said – Best. Day. Ever. 


  1. becky gower - April 26, 2012

    looks like a fab day out!

  2. mummyslittlemonkey - April 26, 2012

    It was great fun! Chessington was fab too – hadn’t been there before xx

  3. María José Ovalle - April 27, 2012

    Wow, can I go, can I go?! Looks like a fab event – miss seeing you! x

  4. Honest Mum - April 27, 2012

    What a fabulous event. So much fun!

  5. Claire Hegarty B - April 27, 2012

    You have really conveyed the fun event and the great time had by all through this post and with these wonderful photos!  I enjoyed it very much.

  6. Amanda - April 27, 2012

    Great photographs and write up!
    You completely threw me with you having dark hair not blonde.
    You are right it was a fantastic day!

  7. mummyslittlemonkey - April 27, 2012

    We miss you too Very Busy Mama!!! xx

  8. mummyslittlemonkey - April 27, 2012

    It was a brilliant day – loved it!! x

  9. mummyslittlemonkey - April 27, 2012

    Aw, thanks Claire! We really did have a fab time. x

  10. mummyslittlemonkey - April 27, 2012

    Ha ha!!! Sorry, I need to update my profile pic to reflect the new hair colour… but that means taking photos of myself, which I’m not thrilled about… you’ve reminded me that I need to do it before CybHer or no one will recognise me!! 😉

  11. Kahanka - April 27, 2012

    Wow, that really looks like loads of fun. Well, not sure if I believe in “perfect days”, but have to take your word for it.  Need to check it for Isabelle, she would love this place :0)

  12. mummyslittlemonkey - April 30, 2012

    Mirka, you just need to hang out with me more often, and you’ll have lots of perfect days. 😉

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