Back to Playdates
It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the back to school craze, especially when you don’t have anyone going to school. For the last few years instead of packing school lunches, making teachers gifts, and planning class parties, we’ve been getting back into the playdate routine.
Just like when school’s out for summer, young families hit the road for beach trips, visits with grandparents and long days at the pool When school starts back up, it’s time to look at the calendar, plan the play date host rotation and schedule some regular time for you and your children to get out of the house and play.
As the organizer of the South Charlotte Playgroup with nearly 900 members, I’ve had a wee bit of practice in the playdate hosting arena. Here are some great themes, activities and recipes for when it’s your turn to host.
Getting Buggy Party – get some bug catching supplies, make some buggy treats, and make a few themed-crafts
Fairytale Fun – let tots come dressed in there costume finery, make tiaras and shields, and have everyone bring a fairytale treat
Fix ‘n Freeze – If you plan on having six moms attend, have each mom bring six casseroles of the same recipe, and then swap with the attendees. Food for weeks!
Busy Bags for Toddlers Swap – Along the same lines of the Fix ‘n Freeze, each mom comes with an activity to swap with all of the other attendees. This is a super fun one, especially if you’ve got some crafty pals.
Happy hosting! Have another playdate idea? Let’s hear it!