All the girls I know who love going to hula theme birthday parties for their friends inspired my “Tiki Time” Hawaiian party play set design. The doll-sized 3D tiki hut is strung with lanterns, topped with “straw” and designed to look like real bamboo. It would be cool if it played some Hula music because, after all, parties need music. The play set also comes with a cut-out palm tree, doll-size surf board, totem decorations, and guitar. A paper “Tiki Time” party banner can be used alone or added to the play set. Fashion doll wearing a bikini and hula-skirt would be sold separately, however the set could come with hula skirts, flower leis, and fun coconut drinks.
Like my Rainy Day doll design I designed and illustrated this play set for a job interview with Spinmaster. I didn’t get the job, and sadly, no one has ever produced my play set design. However, in 2014 Mattel came out with the Barbie Sisters Tiki Hut Playset. It’s very cute. So even though our dolls can’t play in my tiki hut, they can play in Skipper’s!