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Ice Cream Parlor Set | Melissa and Doug | Review

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I was recently offered the opportunity to review the Ice Cream Parlor Set from Melissa & Doug’s Play Food line.

Ice Cream Parlor Set

It’s really been an enjoyable summer watching the grand-kids interact with each other.

Slugger just celebrated his first birthday and is really trying to keep up with his older sister, ‘Lil Moomette.

My husband and I got the kids a playhouse as a joint birthday gift.  We liked to watch how our own kids developed while using their little imaginations during unstructured playtime.

Play Food

What we like about this enchanting set is that pretend play encourages ‘Lil Moomette to use her imagination as well as aid in identifying her colors, while encourages sharing.    The set includes:

  • 2 ice cream cones
  • 4 colorful ice cream scoops in different flavors/colors (strawberry/pink; mint/green; chocolate/brown and vanilla/white
  • 2 scoopers
  • It comes nicely packaged in a fun freezer case.

This toy certainly brings back memories for me too, because one of my first jobs inhigh school was scooping ice cream in the summer!

Melissa & Doug toys are an excellent value for their price, realistically designed and are a wonderful addition to any home school or pre-school curriculum.

Other items from the Play Food line include: Produce Farm-Fresh Fruit; Birthday Party; Sandwich Making Set and Sushi Slicing Play Set.

This is a toy that is versatile for not only outdoor play, but also those rainy and winter days when the kids are cooped-up inside.

Melissa & Doug also offer Arts and Crafts; Stuffed Animals and Toys; Trains, Vehicles as well.

Melissa & Doug toys are CPSIA compliant.

For more information visit: Melissa & Doug

© Moomettes Magnificents
Benefited Reviewer. Opinions are my own.


Moomette’s Magnificents  is hosting a Giveaway Contest! For a chance to win, there will be one (1) winner of  a Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Parlor Set.

Please include a way of contacting you. Should you be the contest winner, this information may be shared with the contest sponsor in order to send your prize.

Main Rule:   (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
a) Sign up for my free Newsletter Updates to my blog through my e-mail Feedblitz link (on the top of my right column or let me know if you already are, in a separate comment) AND

b) Visit Melissa & Doug and leave a comment about another fact not mentioned in this post why you’d like to win this set.

This contest will run until August 31 at 11:00 pm.

For Additional Entries, check out my Contest Entry Rules.

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

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  1. My sweet kids would so love this sweet set. My daughter only likes to play with realistic fake food. Off to do what I must to enter. :-)
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  16. I’m subscribed by email.
    I love that it is really fun and the kids can scoop up their favorite flavor without the dripping mess. Everyone who left a comment says its very durable. Good for me! Thank you!

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  28. I love Melissa & Doug items, they are such high quality. I learned that they started the company in Doug’s parents garage & still hold the same original philosophy. I want to win because my daughter has a great imagination & would love to add this to her kitchen & doll toys! I’m also a subscriber.

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  36. I subscribe to your email. The ice cream parlor is for ages 3 and up. My little guy would love this. He loves to play house right now. We play with the pizza set by Melissa and Doug at Nana’s house now. Thank you!

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  39. I’m an email subscriber.

    I learned from the Melissa and Doug web site that they are actually a married couple who started the business together. That’s such a nice story!

    I’d love to win this set for my sons. They love to play pretend.

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  41. A fact about Melissa and Doug is that Melissa & Doug is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products.
    This is such a cute set. I’d love to win this for my daughter and sons. They love to pretend, play resturant waitresses and waiters and take our orders for lunch and dinner. This would really be fun for them.
    Thanks so much.

  42. Michelle Draveski

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    that right there says it all

  43. “specifically test for paints and coatings very frequently, to be sure our toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items” My kids would love this.. so real looking with cones and scooper, I think they will be putting the play doe away for a while.
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  44. I subscribed. We own lots of Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles already but I’d just love to own some of these fun play sets. My kids would get such a kick out of them and I know the quality is excellent for them!

  45. My daughter would love this! I love that it teaches cooperative play, role playing and imagination, and can also help her develop social skills and practice speaking, too! I love that Melissa and Doug specifically test their paints and coatings very frequently, to be sure their toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items. So important!

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  50. I love Melissa and Doug toys, I have a travel hang man toy. My little people love it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  62. The Melissa and Doug Bread you can slice and the cookie. Thanks for the chance.

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  67. I signed up for the newsletter!

    And, I’ve seen this set in the store and the scoops also stack on each other – very, very cool. I love Melissa & Doug toys. Would love to win this and add it to our play food collection!

  68. I have subscribed to your newsletter. We love melissa and doug toys. We have the slice and bake cookie set and my kids absolutely love it. This is why I would like the ice crem parlor set. Their toys hold up so well and it looks like so much fun!

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  69. I subscribed. I think this quote from their site sums up why I appreciated the company’s customer-driven philosophy:

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  78. Melissa & Doug started 20 years ago (CONGRATS!!) in the basement of the home Doug grew up in. How cool is that?

    My 3 year old is obsessed with ice cream. Real, fake, doesn’t matter. This set would make her day and her birthday is coming up next month. Great timing!
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  108. The Woods family loves ice cream; the Parlor Set would add the extra pizzaz to to the dessert entertainment.

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  132. The Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Parlor Set would be perfect for my niece! I like that they test their paints and coatings on their products frequently!

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  135. The grandkids can scoop up their favorite flavor without making a mess.

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  143. I signed up. I like that they have their safety compliance statements posted. I’d like this for my kids.

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  148. I love that it is really fun and the kids can scoop up their favorite flavor without the dripping mess.

  149. I’m a newsletter subscriber. We own a few Melissa & Doug toys and love how well-made & sturdy they are! It’s great that they believe that “each and every time we design and craft a toy, we’re not only making them for you, but for our own kids too”!

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  151. they extensvly check the safety of there toys i would love to win this for my daughter carly thanks for the chance to win

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  153. This set is so cute. I haven’t seen it in the stores yet. Need to find great gift for the nieces.

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  155. I learned that they started the company out of Doug’s parents garage. I would like to win this set because it looks very nice!

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  157. Hi Jessica – Congratulations for winning the Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Parlor set! Please send name/address to receive your prize! Thanks for visiting & please stop by again!

  158. i subscribed to your newsletter 1st, then when i visited the Mellisa and Doug website i learned they ” Started in 1988 in their garage, Melissa & Doug® has something for everyone, with nearly 800 unique and exciting products for children of all ages!”

    also i would like to win bc i think my little girl would enjoy having some ice cream to play with in her pretend kitchen we bought her last year!
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  159. I subscribe. I like that they do extensive safety testing on their products and I’d really like to win this for my 15-month old…she’ll love it!

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