Melissa and Doug

Blog posts about Melissa and Doug items that we carry at Mudpies 'n' Fireflies. All of our Melissa and Doug products are new and always 30% off of MSRP.

Missed out on the Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Mini Dollhouse?

The Subscription Sale Site for all things home Joss & Main featured the Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Mini Dollhouse this morning, and at 33.95, it sold out in minutes! 

My friends, we’ve had this super pink and purple play house all along!

Our price: 34.99



The Box Girls- Family and Party Games!

These just in! Family and Party Game Convo Starters brought to you by The Box Girls and Melissa & Doug.

We have all price points, from $1.00 Party Favor tiny boxes of questions for slumber parties and the birthday girl, to small boxes for family dinner and truth or dare.  Some of the questions in the Slumber Party Mini Box are :  “Which cartoon charater do you think you resemble?” and the always fun “  What sond would be the perfect theme song to your life?” 

My favorite of the bunch is The Family Road Trip Box of Questions: 



Says Melissa & Doug: “Are we there yet? Who cares! We’ve got Box Girls to keep us laughing all the way. Get a discussion “rolling” with one of the 45 conversation starters, test your fellow passengers with 25 quiz cards, choose a classic road-trip game from 10 game-instruction cards, or check off the license plates you see on six paper maps. The Box Girls make car trips so much fun, you might find yourself driving out of state for groceries.”

 I am excited about this new line, and can’t wait to show them to you when you pop in! 



Recommended Ages: 8+ years

Fresh supply of Melissa & Doug fashion plates and 14 inch dolls!

Have you picked up your fashion plates yet?  Your 14 inch Ballerina doll?  Your Train table?  Or some consigned Fisher Price Little People?  We’ve got ‘em, and we are open until 6pm today! 

Chambana Moms Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Chambanamoms is turning 2!  Mudpies is their birthday bash giveaway of the day.  Log on to to read the post and leave a comment, and you will be automatically entered to win our Chambanamom’s birthday giveaway- valued at $100.00!

It is a fashion designer giveaway including this cute stencil set from Melissa & Doug:

While you are at it, purchase a ticket to attend their Birthday Bash this Sunday , December 4th from 1-3pm  at Farren’s Pub and Eatery in Downtown Champaign.  They promise to have food, fun, and friends and their event, with door prizes (gift certificate to Mudpies?  Don’t mind if I do!) and even the opportunity to meet author Danielle Smith of her new book, “MOM, Incorporated.”  Ticket sales ($10 online and $12 at the door) for the event will be matched, and donated to the Champaign County YMCA building fund.

Buy you tickets here!


I hope to see you there on Sunday to help celebrate one of our fav online tools for families in the Chambana area!  (and good luck with the drawing!)





Toy of the Day: Melissa & Doug’s Cooks Corner Wooden Kitchen

How cute is this?

It is the Melissa & Doug Cooks Corner Kitchen. We sell it for $90.99. I love the retro vibe, and the fact that is isn’t some hulking plastic toy. It has a smaller footprint for a kitchen. This combined with our Kitchen Accessory Set:

Our Chef’s Role Play Set:

and some play food (which I am told is a “hot” gift item this year!) would be a great themed gift.

What shall I make for you this morning? Would you like a side of Christmas Day Squeals of joy because your little foodie just opened his dream gift? Yes, Please!



Fashion Plates!

Do you remember Fashion Plates?  Back in the Day?

Picture of Melissa & Doug Fashion Plates

I played with these things up until High School (as my BFF can attest too….)  and even sent Her a set in college- that I snagged off of ebay.

And now we Have Them In The Store!!!!!

Thanks to the ever so awesome Melissa & Doug, we now carry the Fashion Design Activity Kit.  It is pink and purple, made to travel, and magically delicious.   I am going to open a set up right now, and think about using these back in 1989 while listening to Backstreet Boys and reading Tiger Beat.

 Picture of Melissa & Doug Fashion Plates

Our price is $11.89

Looking for a Princess or Fairy Costume?

I just checked in three Melissa & Doug Princess Role Play costumes, and three Melissa & Doug Fairy Role play costumes, and they are cuuuuute!  The princess is a pink satin cinderella style gown for ages 3-6, with a crown and sceptre.  The Fairy is purple with wings and a wand, also sized for ages 3-6 years.  The quality of both are wonderful, and will last way beyond Halloween!  We sell each costume for 20.99 plus tax. 

Melissa & Doug Giraffe $69.99

We have two Melissa & Doug Giraffes in the store.  I am very attached to them.  Actually, I think we shall name them. However, like pretty much everything in the store- they are for sale.  Check this guy out in an amazing nursery (If I had seen this before Atti Gray was born- I think a nursery redo would have been in order!)

Pic taken from House Thirty-Six

Word has it that Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) received one for her May baby shower this year. (oh la la!)

Here is what Melissa & Doug have to say about this mega sized plush:

Over four feet tall, this gentle giant brings a touch of the exotic into any environment. The perfect accessory in a nursery, this eye-catching giraffe is a great addition to any décor! Attention to authentic details and excellent quality construction make this giraffe easy to love!

Retails for $99.99  We sell it for $69.99

My take?  This is a seriously cute piece of plush.  I like that while it is really, really big-it has a smallish footprint- with the size in the height.  It would make an impact in any nursery or child’s room.  If you had an animal crazy kid, this giraffe given along with a safari themed puzzle, would be a “wow!” gift.  I can also see it as a decor piece at an animal or safari themed birthday party- pop on a safari hat and binoculars on the guests and take a themed pic! It would also get a lot of “ohs and ahs” as a shower gift.  One can only imagine what Posh had to say!





More New Melissa & Doug added!

I just added this new item to our Melissa & Doug assortment:

Wooden Grill Slice and Sort Playset:  Really nice pretend play food set, with grill box, silver wooden knife, wooden play food: onion, green pepper, tomatoes,beef cubes and shrimp (or prawns if you were up at 4am watching Chalie and Lola like I was) that you can “slice” and then “thread” on to silver skewers.  You can also turn your pretend kabobs on your grill box with little tongs. It has 17 woodedn pieces total, and is for ages 3+ .

The review: This toy has it all.   It is smartly designed- all the grill pieces store in the grill box- love that.  And, aesthtically, the black grill box would blend right into your decor- I think you could store it right on your living room shelf and no one would be the wiser .

  Extension activites: Your child can work on  fine motor development with threading the veggies on the skewers, and can also work on color recognition with the food items.  Counting:  you can count the pieces while you place on the skewers.  And patterning! You could ask your preschool child to copy your pattern in your kabob!  There is also restaurant play- I would like one prawn kabob please!  Ok, the more I think about it- I really love this toy!

List price: $19.98 and up.  Our Price: $13.99

Need a baby shower gift? Melissa & Doug Linking Monkey and Crab

These two link toys are really cute and a great value!  They are a nice size and soft, with sturdy links and eyes that are a nice contrast  from the body of the toy to really grab a little one’s attention! 

Melissa & Doug First Play Linking Monkey and Melissa & Doug Linking Crab                                             Retails for $7.98 each.  Our price:  $5.60 each.

I like how you can buy a little monkey for your new little monkey, or a crab for your bundle of crabby patty!