Schleich is a German-based company, and they have a whole world of little fantasy creatures called the Bayala line, which you can buy online or at toy stores, Target, Toys R' Us, etc. They also have tiny farm animals, sea creatures, dinosaurs, and a series with knights and other royal figures. Lauren's liked them ever since last year when she saw this unicorn figurine at the toy store and desperately wanted it for Christmas.
We did a little research and found out that the line was from a European-based company, so conformed to EU standards. So while we wouldn't necessarily want her gnawing on the toys, if she did, at least we knew they would be lead-free and safer. At her birthday she asked for a fairy figurine from the same line and thus the collection was born.
In exchange for hosting the party today, she got another figurine and we also got to keep the Shadow Rock Elf House you see above. At the party, the Elf House had center stage and the kids played with it.
They also ran around and played games. A favorite was hunting for the unicorn horn (a paper towel roll or toilet paper roll covered with tin foil.)
They also colored on coloring sheets, which you can print on Schleich's website here.
At the end of the party, kids were pretty tuckered out!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this blog posting, however, MomSelect and Schleich provided products for this review and for the party guests. I have also previously bought Schleich products myself and I heartily endorse them!