Getting Creative with Playdates
A couple weeks ago I was at a children's consignment shop and happened to be browsing the book section. I came across this gem, "Living the Posh Mom Life,' and couldn't help but flip through it. Curiosity had me wondering a.) when this book was made, 2007, and b.) what exactly these others considered to be "posh." I took the book home with my trade funds and flipped through it to find.... a quiz! Somehow this sparked an idea to host a playdate around the whole posh idea. So last Thursday the Posh Playdate happened! This was my first time hosting a themed play date. The night before I hosted, I was outside with my neighbors as the kids played and it came up and I got the, "Oh wow, see, themed play dates now!" Ironic, because I don't usually theme play dates, and have never been to a themed play date before, but you know what, I had a great time with it! Hopefully I can host some more! Maybe zoo theme, beach theme, hmmm.... (wheels turning)
I wanted to make this one for the mommas TOO! We always think about the kids- their snacks, their water, their naps, their loves, diaper changes, potty training, on and on and on.......so this time I wanted to give the mommas a little something to enjoy. We had mimosas and little snacks like pre-made, store bought turkey wraps, mini blueberry muffins, and friends brought fruit and coffee cake and a really delicious quinoa and avocado salad.
I decided to give the quiz at the party, but by the time we had got around to it a couple mommas had already left and we didn't really seem into it either. I had found this other book when I was picking up a few party supplies right before the party, "How to Look Hot in a Minivan," and decided to do a random drawing and gift it to one of the mommas as a funny little something.
The kids came dressed in their "posh" attire, which meant fluffy skirts and accessories and the tiny gentlemen wore bow ties and collars! It was fun to plan and organize something. I miss that part about working, having certain events, meetings or programs to plan and prepare for.
Oh, and Remy and I made these tiny pom pom barrettes for our guests as favors! They were cute and easy and the girls picked out their favorite pair when they arrived. It was so cute to see all their little hair-dos with these pom poms playing around my back yard. The idea for the hair clips came from these really cute, yet really pricey, boutique barrettes by Hello Shiso. It was awesome spring weather to take all the baby dolls out for a stroll in the grass! Not like this week- rain, rain, RAIN!
Thanks to all the girlfriends who came and participated and brought their littles to play! Next time, I will plan a Saturday for my working mommas.
Any theme ideas?!
P.S. The kids look a little distraught in the group photo for some reason, but I assure you they all had a ball! Remy was being a little clingy, a little introverted and unsure of what was going on that day. Another reason to host more playdates around our place so she gets more used to people coming into her personal space.
THANK YOU Joumana for capturing the group kids pics! Image credit Joumana Kahale- 8-13)