My Pretend Place Subscription Review – January 2015
My Pretend Place is a quarterly subscription for kids who love to get into costume! I was so excited to learn about this subscription!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: My Pretend Place
The Cost: $50 per quarter (free shipping)
The Products: Every quarter, My Pretend Place sends a dress-up package that centers on a theme and includes a costume, plus books, crafts, activities, and even food!
Ships to: US only
Even though my son’s eyes were bulging at the sight of this giant box packed with fun, a good mother teaches her child to always open the card first!
In addition to a thank-you card, inside the envelope was a big magnet (on the right), plus some stickers and a handle to transform the packing box into a costume trunk! I absolutely love it when kids’ subscription boxes re-use the box!
This month’s theme is clearly astronauts! We haven’t read this one yet, and I love that it gets great reviews on Amazon. Five stars!
This looks like a lot of fun! The child matches the stickers to the corresponding numbers to create a work of art. It has a frame and everything! Plus I like Melissa & Doug; their toys are always pretty good quality at a reasonable price point.
Astronaut Ice Cream – $3.99 each
I simply cannot believe I have lived to be the age I am (ahem) without ever trying astronaut ice cream. I hope the kids let me have a bite! How fun! And what a thoughtful addition to the box!
And now for the main event – the costume!
Here it is out of the plastic, and it’s completely adorable! My son is going to have so much fun in this!
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $68, so I am very happy with the value. I haven’t received anything yet, but on the months that you don’t receive a package, they send emails with recipes, play ideas, and additional resources to get the most out of your play package. Depending on the quality and contents of the emails, that could add to the overall subscription value. The items are all cohesive and fit the theme very well. Outer space is also a favorite topic for my 6-year-old, so this was a huge win for us! The only small issue I have is that the manufacturer’s suggested ages for this costume is ages 3-5. The subscription says it is appropriate for children ages 3-6. I would hate for some big six-year-old to receive this box and then not be able to wear the costume! Fortunately for us, my six-year-old is tiny and was able to wear the costume with no problem. Aside from that, I think this is a fantastic subscription box and a great idea!
What do you think of My Pretend Place?