Here’s a fun thing I’m excited to share with y’all! You know how subscription boxes are filling up mail trucks everywhere, right? It’s an exciting trend. Who doesn’t love getting fun stuff in the mail?
Now, what if every month you could get a box with EVERYTHING you need to host a playdate for 2? Right down to the snacks. (Except no wine at this time because laws and mail are hard to work around. So consider it maybe a BYOW playdate.)
Enter the #PerfectPlaydate subscription box from Avery & Austin.
I’ve had the privilege of watching the company’s founders’ excitement grow behind the scenes as they worked hard to get this brilliant idea off the ground, and was more than happy to give their first box a try.
I held onto it for a little bit, in hopes of waiting for a true playdate but then I was faced with the dilemma of only having enough for 2 children. And usually when we have playdates it’s more of a group of at least 3 kids.
It will be nice if, in the future, they offer the option of more than 2 sets of supplies in each box.
Though, after letting Leyna and Kendall have their own “perfect playdate” today, I actually love the idea of getting this box every month just for them to look forward to and do together.
They were so excited, and SILENT. The craft was right at my level, too. Everything was provided. I just set them up at the table with paper plates to paint their bird houses on and a wet rag for messes.
While they worked on that, I quickly followed the super simple directions for making the birdseed to go inside the molds provided (that we’ll totally keep and use for future crafts, along with the leftover supplies).
Then it was snack time, which merely required me taking the organic granola bars they sent out of the box and passing them out.
Oh! And in every box there is also a little host/hostess gift, like this sweet stamped bracelet with the word “fly” on it.
The kids got to do a fun, simple project, snacks were provided, there was minimal effort required on my part, and I got jewelry! Is this real life?!
I am thrilled to support Avery & Austin in this new venture that I think is fresh and fun. Prepaid monthly subscriptions start at $29/month for 6 months, or you can do a month at a time for $39/month. I think that’s a great price for all that’s included.
And to make it even greater, they are offering my readers $15 off your purchase between now and June 30, 2015 with code BABYRABIES15OFF.
If you do order yours for a playdate that involves people who don’t live with you, feel free to send them this Playdate Pledge
before they come over.