Usually my Peaches and Petals box arrives in a white plastic-wrapped container, so I was really surprised to discover a large cardboard box on my doorstep yesterday. It was much bigger than usual, and felt really heavy. As it turns out, the May box was so stuffed with goodies that they weren’t able to fit everything in the regular subscription box size! The theme for May is “Let’s Get Together”, focusing on parties and entertaining.
Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Get 50% off your first box (bringing the price down to just $10!) with promo code PEACHMAY50. If that doesn’t work, you can try PEACHMAY25 and PEACHMAY10 for 25% off and 10% off, respectively. They have a new system with the promo codes, in which each code can only be used a set number of times. I checked just now and the 50% off code is still working, but use it while you can!
EDIT 05/11/2016: Just found out that the May promo codes are going to be disabled on the 16th. June codes are currently already working, and they are as follows: PEACH-JUNE50 for 50% off, PEACH-JUNE25 for 25% off, AND PEACH-JUNE10 for 10% off. Not valid for 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions. Happy subscribing, y’all!
Loved going through this huge box! I was extremely impressed with all the items they were able to include for this month.
Party Tasting Spoon Set | $14.00
Estimating on the value here, since I couldn’t find this exact set anywhere. I love how well this fits the theme, and think it’s a really unique offering from a subscription box. I’ve never received tasting spoons before! I really like the clean white aesthetic and I’m glad there aren’t any patterns on it. Can’t wait to use these for a fancy girls brunch! I’m considering buying a second box so I can have a set of 10 spoons. It’s rare for me to host an event with only 5 people, so 10 would be much more useful in the long run.
Even if you don’t want to use these as tasting spoons, they make great little containers for dips and sauces. I love having little bowls like this in the kitchen–they’re so versatile!
Each spoon holds about 1/4 cup. I like that there aren’t any ridges and cleaning them is really easy. Some spoons I’ve seen have a crease between the bottom and the walls, which makes it tougher to wash since sauce can get stuck in the crevice. One thing I do wish is for these to be dishwasher safe. After a big dinner party I prefer to just throw everything in the dishwasher and not have to worry about sorting which items have to be washed by hand.
Tchibo Melamine Cutting Board | $2.00
Really cute for summer! I prefer to use heavy wood/bamboo cutting boards for cooking, but melamine is a great option for outdoor use and for on-the-go. The board is roughly 9″ x 6″, so it’s a small enough size to pack for picnics and barbecues. You can also use it as a serving tray. Added bonus: this is dishwasher safe!
IMproper Greetings Cocktail Napkins | $7.99
I have always loved IMproper Greetings’ products! In the past I’ve purchased their greeting cards and they were such a huge hit with all my friends. These napkins are perfect for a boozy dinner party. I think it would be really fun to get a few more packs (20 napkins/pack) and mix them up for a bit of variety at the party.
K&Company Chalkboard Pennant Kit | $12.99 (On sale for $6.49)
These are so on trend right now! I’m always seeing cute chalkboard banners on Pinterest and would love to use these at my next party. Each piece is patterned on one side and a chalkboard on the reverse side. I really like that the chalkboard is sturdy and easy to re-use by wiping away the chalk with a wet towel.
K&Company Chalkboard Party Arrow Kit | $6.99
As much as I love these, I’ll be gifting them to a friend of mine who is planning her wedding. She has been pinning a ton of chalkboard signs on her Pinterest and would definitely appreciate this little kit. It comes with 12 arrows, 2 of each design. All of the arrows are blank on the other side. The kit also comes with 12 useful pre-printed text (bathroom, this way, entrance, bar, exit, etc) rub-ons that you can transfer onto the arrows.
K&Company Paper Medallions Kit | $4.99
Another Pinterest-popular idea! I’ve seen a lot of pictures of paper medallions but never made any by myself. I’m glad to have an easy kit to introduce me to it, and hopefully I’ll be able to make more on my own. It looks simple enough (though those are famous last words, right?). This kit makes 1 large medallion, 2 mediums, and 3 smalls.
Charades In-A-Box Rock & Roll Edition | $4.72
I actually laughed when I saw this, because I would be so terrible at rock and roll charades! I definitely don’t know enough artists/bands/songs to play this game at all. On the bright side, my boyfriend and his friends would absolutely slay this edition! I’ll keep this in our pile of games in case his friends decide to play. I would be interested in watching them; it would probably be hilarious! The game also comes with a scorecard, pencil, and timer.
Liquid Therapy Paper Party Straws | $6.99
This is the “box surprise” that is the variable item in each month’s box. I saw some subscribers received a bottle stopper, but I’m happy with my paper straws. Again, these look like they’re straight out of Pinterest! Chevron patterned paper straws are huge right now, and I love the little cards attached to them. These straws would be excellent for an alcohol-heavy party, especially paired with the cocktail napkins!
I really loved the box this month! I was actually a little blown away by how impressed I was with this box. The value is the highest we’ve seen so far at $60.67. That’s triple the cost, which is amazing. I thought the curation was incredibly appropriate and well thought out. Every item made sense and really helped the theme. I remember trying to guess what items we would receive in this box when the theme spoiler came out last month, and I’m happy to report that 2 out of my 3 wishes came true! I wanted “a cute set of dipping bowls” (which the spoons could easily work as), and “pretty napkins”. Definitely very happy that I got both, plus a lot of awesome extras I didn’t even think about.
May is now my favorite Peaches and Petals box that I have received thus far. And the best part? They’re actually still selling May boxes right now! You can totally snag this box if you want it! And you can get it as your first box for only $10 with promo code PEACHMAY50. That’s a total steal.
Next month’s theme will be: Under the Boardwalk.
Any guesses on what we’ll be seeing? I would love a towel or a breezy cover-up. Maybe sunscreen? I could always use more sunscreen!