Mostess Box Subscription Review – Summer 2016
Mostess is a subscription box for people who love to entertain! It’s a seasonal package filled with curated party items and ideas to help you host beautiful gatherings.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This was one of my favorite unboxing experiences – such fabulous packaging!
And here is everything unpacked:
The Subscription Box: Mostess
The Cost: $120
The Products: “4-6 handpicked and perfectly coordinated items that you can use to host a gathering in your home. Items could include cocktail ingredients, decorative items, snacks, stationery, and more.”
Ships to: US only, for free
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Each box comes with a booklet full of info on the items included.
They also include entertaining tips:
And cocktail recipes:
Now, onto the items!
Mostess Signature Summer Table Runner – Value $40?
This is a Mostess Box exclusive, so I’m estimating on value.
This table runner is 100% cotton, and I think the pattern is so classic! (And it should work for most decor styles, too.)
It’s handwoven, measures 13 inches across by 70 inches long, and it is now going to be a staple on my dining room table!
Patio Party Plates by Rosanna – Value $60
So much beautiful packaging in this box!
These plates measure 6 inches across and will be perfect for dessert or appetizer plates.
I love the gold flamingo detail – but that does mean these are handwash only.
And now, time to make the appetizers that go on the plates:
Guacamole Seasoning by Jacobsen Salt Co. – Value $9
All you need is one avocado and this mix for guacamole! I made a batch and learned a valuable lesson – the recipe calls for 1.5 tablespoons of the mix for one avocado, but that was way too much seasoning for me. I redid it with 1 teaspoon per avocado and it was perfect.
Just a warning, there is cayenne in this mix, so it has a little kick to it!
Acacia Wood Muddler by Old Kentucky Home – Value $9.99
And Mostess included a muddler for guacamole and cocktail making!
Having this mix on hand will definitely result in more guacamole in our house – it was really easy and once I got the ratios right, delicious!
Next up, cocktail time!
Pineapple Shot Glasses by the Pineapple Co. – Value $35
These shot glasses have a serious weight to them, and while my shot-taking days are long behind me, they make for great bar decor. (Or just useful for measuring out cocktails, too.)
I like them for holding these Flamingo Picks!
Flamingo Forks Set by Sunnylife – Value $7
These are super cute and kitsch, and I think they are a fun touch to the box. (Plus when it comes to kitsch items like this in the box, I’m happy to see that they are the most inexpensive item!)
Palm Sugar Simple Syrup by Blank Slate Kitchen – Value $12
Confession – I started cocktail hour before taking this picture! (The bottle was full when it first arrived!)
This simple syrup can be used for anything – cocktails, coffee, pancakes, oatmeal, and more! (Mostess also included a recipe for Palm Sugar Fruit Salad.)
I decided to make The Palm Mojito cocktail recipe included in the box. It’s a mix of the palm sugar syrup, light rum, lime juice, mint leaves, and sparkling water.
I really loved this drink. It had the right mix of tart and sweet – and I could barely taste the rum! (That’s my favorite kind of cocktail!) My husband, however, thought it was way too sweet, but he also can drink gin on the rocks, so we have very different tastes when it comes to liquor and the appropriate sugar ratio!
Verdict: I think this is such a fab box. This box has a value of about $173, which I think is good for $120 box like this. It’s definitely pricey, but the quality is there for the price. Plus it’s quarterly, and they release spoilers ahead of shipment, so you can make sure it’s a good fit for you before committing.
Also – you can really tell how much thought and care went into the packaging of this box and the curation. It felt like unwrapping an amazing gift.
What do you think of the Summer Mostess Box?