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My Pretend Place Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - box

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!

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My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

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!

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - letter

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.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - extras

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!

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - book

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 Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - props

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!

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - harmonica

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.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - horse

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.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - costume

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.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review October 2015 - hat

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?

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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