Review & giveaway: Pretend to Bee dress up


Max loves to dress up. We have several dressing up costumes already – specifically princess dresses and superhero get ups that belong to the older 2 – but Max had nothing of his own. That is until Pretend to Bee got in touch and offered to send him a Construction Worker outfit. I knew this would be right up Max’s street as he loves getting his tool box out and helping Daddy with the fixing.

The Construction Worker costume includes a pair of trousers with hi-vis strips, a hi-vis jacket and a hard hat. This set is aged 3-5 years, and although Max is only 2 it is a pretty good fit – we just had to roll the trouser legs up. He has plenty of growing room, so I know we will get good use out of it. The hat is adjustable inside, so you should be able to get a good fit there too.



As soon as he had the outfit on, Max went off to find his tools, and was soon in the garden ‘fixing’ the apple tree and checking that all the flowers were present and correct. Usually, he won’t wear anything on his head – hats don’t last 5 minutes – but his safety hat stayed on all afternoon. In fact, the whole costume stayed on all afternoon, and has been his outfit of choice ever since – I struggled to get him to nursery without it the other day!


Pretend to Bee

Overall, we are chuffed to bits with the Construction Worker outfit from Pretend to Bee. It’s simple, appealing and good quality. It is machine washable and generously sized so you will get may years of wear from it. It is just really good fun – and one of the only sets like this I have seen. It makes a nice change from the usual superheroes and animals you usually find for this age range. In fact, Pretend to Bee have an amazing range of dressing up costumes from 6 months to 9 years, all designed by their team in the UK, which are tested to toy safety standards and carrying the CE mark..  Ideal for school dressing up days, world book day, ugly bugs ball,  party themes, play at home, and make a lovely gift. There is also a selection of toys, accessories, clothing and shoes to complete the shopping experience.

I have teamed up with Pretend to Bee to offer one reader the chance to win a Halloween dressing up costume – you can choose from the alien costume (3-7 years) or the pumpkin outfit (6-12 or 12-18 months). All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter via the rafflecopter form below – good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions. Giveaway ends 11/10/15 and is open to UK residents. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner must claim their prize by 14/10/15 to allow for Halloween delivery. Prize supplied directly from Pretend to Bee. Competitions at ThePrizeFinder 



  1. Clare munden
    October 9, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    My son had a great idea today, he wants to dress as sulley, he wants his 3 year old sister to dress as Boo and his 2 year old brother to dress as Mike! Cute! 🙂

  2. Allan Fullarton
    October 9, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    For some odd reason he wants to be a witch, as he wants to be a witch – I have to be a witch. Should be fun.

  3. Donna Caldwell
    October 9, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    We are dressing up as scary clowns and ringmaster

  4. Kerry Smith
    October 9, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    My little man wants to be a dinosaur and his twin sister a fairy

  5. olivia Kirby
    October 9, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Id love to be a sexy devil!

  6. Kerry Brown
    October 9, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    A pumpkin skeleton or something, so he reckons 🙂

  7. Caroline Signey
    October 9, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    A witch

  8. Vicky Osborne
    October 9, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    A family of pumpkins

  9. ellie spider
    October 9, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    I dont actually know – H had a cute pumpkin costume last year but it no longer fits her – I suspect she will end up in her Sofia the first dress

  10. dawn barnes
    October 10, 2015 / 7:01 am

    A cat

  11. hannah read
    October 10, 2015 / 7:41 am

    My son wants to be a sea horse, (how do I achieve that)? My daughter wants to be a witch, (black bag at the ready) 😉

  12. Pia Stephens
    October 10, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Our 3 & 4 year old boys have skeleton costumes, their 18 month old sister has her witches costume and I haven’t really decided what I’ll be yet x

  13. emma kinsey
    October 10, 2015 / 9:20 am

    my daughters going to be witchs

  14. Karen Laing
    October 10, 2015 / 9:26 am

    I have two little grand-daughters who are cousins,one three the other five.This year they are both witches as you have to keep them the same or inevitably one would want what the other has !.People think they are sisters even although one has really dark hair and the other really blonde.I hope they grow out of this stage as it drives me mad x

  15. Alice Fox
    October 10, 2015 / 10:13 am

    We are having a skeleton ninja, a skeleton and a skeleton pirate…lol I have a witches hat to wear 🙂 xx

  16. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    October 10, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Mine want to be Zombies!

  17. Susan B
    October 10, 2015 / 11:49 am

    The children enjoy dressing up as witches and skeletons and, somehow, they look a little different every year.

  18. Kelly Summerfield
    October 10, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    My little tiny one will be a bee, my two year old wants to be a spider.. but he’s too scared to wear the costume – we shall see :)! xx

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