Yee-haw! Our October My Pretend Place Dress Up Box is here! (Yep, it’s cowgirl themed.)
If you’re not aware, the My Pretend Place Dress Up Box is a quarterly dress-up and “make believe” subscription for both boys and girls. It consists of a selection of items designed to encourage imagination and pretend play geared towards kids aged 3 through 6.
Each My Pretend Place Dress Up Box will feature a different theme and include things such as costumes, books, crafts, activities, and even food items. You have the option to choose from a girl, boy, or gender neutral box — all of which will include a costume and other fun goodies fitting the theme.
Subscriptions are $50 (shipping included) and sent are on a quarterly basis. During the “in-between” months, you’ll receive 2 additional packages with supplemental ideas, activities, and crafts to stretch the fun into the whole year.
My Pretend Place also offers a separate monthly DIY Projects subscription for just $15/month. You can see my reviews for that box here.
Okay, let’s see what’s inside the October 2015 My Pretend Place Dress Up Box!
As always, the shipping box was HUGE and hard to get a decent photo of in my light box… So you get the logo in the corner. 😉
The box included a letter to your child from “Lasso Lucy”, who needs help herding her cattle. The theme for this quarter was obviously “Cowgirl”. The boy boxes got a Cowboy theme, while gender neutral received Chef. I’m honestly kinda bummed that everyone didn’t just get the Chef box cos it looks super cute and my girls would have LOVED it. (It included this chef costume, a book about donuts, and a cute felt pizza!) Ah well, cowgirl it is.
Melissa & Doug Cowgirl Role Play Costume Set ($22.58) – This set is actually pretty cute. It features a pink fringed vest, a cow print skirt (also with fringe), a pink satin neck scarf, a cowgirl hat, and a removable badge. The perfect costume for little aspiring cowgirls. Unfortunately, my kiddos weren’t really feeling their western wear…
Nope. She wasn’t havin’ it. Evie was NOT a happy
camper cowgirl. At least she tried it on though… can’t say the same for her sister. :/
“Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse” by Rebecca Janni ($13.19) – A cute, colorful book about a spunky little girl named Nellie Sue who’s determined to be a real cowgirl. To make her wish complete, she asks for a horse for her upcoming birthday. When she receives a pink bike instead, she uses her imagination to bring her cowgirl dreams to life.
Melissa & Doug Harmonica ($5.99) – Your kiddos can pretend that they’re singing songs around the fire with Lasso Lucy while they play this kid-friendly harmonica.
Kids Cowpoke Lasso – Also included was a white rope and basic instructions for tying an easy lasso.
Some cowgirl-themed foam stickers and a plastic handle were included to decorate the shipping box for use as a storage/dress-up trunk.
While my kiddos weren’t personally thrilled with the theme of this quarter’s My Pretend Place Dress Up Box, it was still a nicely curated collection of pretend play items. (I really wish we would have gotten the cool Chef themed box — they would have been all about it!) The total value (using Amazon prices) was a little under $42, which was below the monthly cost… However, besides this first box, you also receive additional shipments for month 2 and 3 with supplemental materials — yours FREE with each quarterly subscription box. So the value is definitely there when you consider everything you receive over the 3 months. — Also if you use the coupon code below, it’s only $35 for your first month!
If you’d like to sign up for the My Pretend Place Dress Up box, they’re offering new customers 30% off their first box! Just use coupon code “pretend” at checkout. This also works on their Pretend Play Projects Box!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.