My Pretend Place Subscription Box Review – October 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! Both my sons love playing in costume. Our costume box is actually much bigger than our toy box!
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 sometimes even food!
Ships to: US only
Ships via: UPS
Coupon: Use code “playtime” to get 20% off your first box!
This month’s costume is a Cowboy! One very cool thing that My Pretend Place does is include a letter to the child with every shipment. The letter is from a fictional character and helps initiate the play / pretend scenario. I like that it gives the kids some practice reading, too.
These are items that come standard with every package from My Pretend Place: a thank-you card, a handle, and some stickers to decorate the box so it can be kept for storage. I love when childrens subscription services encourage us to re-use the box!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague – Value $7.99 on Amazon
It makes me so happy to get a kids’ book in a subscription box! This one got 4.5 stars on Amazon. Here’s Amazon’s synopsis:
“Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma’s house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west…on a ride, a rope, and a roundup he’ll never forget.”
My Pretend Place also usually includes a craft or some props with each costume shipment. This quarter, there are two fun props: a lasso (with instructions) and some moustaches. Fun!
Melissa & Doug Harmonica – Value $5.99 on Amazon
I love musical instruments that are appropriate for children, and nothing beats a harmonica for that! This is another great, quality prop that fits the theme well.
Foamies Horse on a Stick – Value $11.18 on Amazon
Seriously, what would a cowboy be without his horse? I think my kids might be a little old for hobby horses, but I think younger kids would love this guy.
Melissa & Doug Cowboy Role Play Costume Set – Value $27.48 on Amazon
Look at this cool cowboy costume! It comes complete with chaps, a vest, a badge, and a scarf.
And finally, the piece de resistance, the hat!
The verdict: My Pretend Place is great! They are extremely consistent in delivering a wonderful, imaginative play package for children ages 2-6. My kids still enjoy it even though they are getting way too old for it! The curation is excellent and stimulating. That adds to the $53 in retail values, which more than breaks even with the cost of the box. Plus My Pretend Place sends your child monthly goodies (for free!) on the months they don’t get a costume. How awesome is that?
What do you think of My Pretend Place?