Over the Summer Miss N turned 11, and we had a party to celebrate with some of her friends. It was a Harumika Party – by Bandai.
I was sent enough materials and mannequins so that we could have a fantastic fashion party, and we were even given a miniature version of the mannequin that was a keyring, so the girls could have one of their school bags.
It was a sleepover, with a little bit of a One Direction twist, so there was plenty of time to use the Harumika, in fact, I had to persuade them to put it away in the end, so I could dish up the party pizza.
It’s so simple to do, but very effective, as it is so visual. Each of the girls were given two mannequins, a selection of fabrics, some transfers and a stylus – which they later took home in their party bags, with the key ring.
In order to create the outfits, all the girls needed was a little imagination. You don’t need to be able to sew, and its not a messy craft that needs glue either!
You can see from the above image (figure 2) that there is slot at the back of each of the mannequins which enables you push the material securely into the mannequin in order to create your fashion outfit. Layering more fabric and belts with ease. If you are not happy with the outfit, you can simply start again, everything is completely reusable. There is also a set of transfers so that you can add jewellery, and more details to the design.
It was absolutely brilliant to see the girls at work concentrating on their designs. Also a little friendly rivalry between them, as I declared a prize would be awarded to the best creation!
I took these really funny shots of the girls, so proud of their work, in their One Direction masks. Who knew the One Direction boys loved a little Harumika in their spare time 😉
I couldn’t believe the diversity of the designs they created, and they really did enjoy it. It’s so unusual to find something that so many children love to do all together at this age, that’s creative, and they all have the ability to do.
I must admit, even Miss A (4) and I had a play when the girls were watching a film later.
I think looking at the various sets of Harumika available, it is great value for money. Here is a good example of Harumika starter set available on the Bandai for £11 which would give your child hours of creative fun. I must admit, lusting over the Bridal Collection too.
Thank you for reading
We were sent a fantastic package of Harumika goodies for the party. This post, and review however is 100% honest, and I did not receive any financial reward for writing the post.