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You know I love hosting a fun playdate and spring tends to bring out the best ideas! When Minted came out with their new fabric and home decor lines I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and incorporate them into a fun playdate idea. Of course, the other thing spring brings is… rain showers. Boo! So, we moved our pillow picnic playdate indoors and I think it was equally as fun.
One of my main goals of this playdate was to make sure the kids were having enough fun that the mamas could sit and enjoy some fun conversation as well.
I love brunch! Plus, if your kids are younger, I’m sure most of your playdates occur around 10am. A little early to pull out the lunch foods. We kept it simple and sweet with these pancake stacks, yogurt pouches, and donuts for the kiddos. Don’t forget the fruit! It’s a great way to pretend you’re eating healthy. ;)
The kids can play in our awesome tent filled with the fluffiest of pillows from Minted. The giant floor pillow is such a hit and then I added in some smaller pillows to make it extra cozy in there. All of the covers zip off, so no need to worry about spills. They can wrestle and look at books and eat all they want.
While the kids were preoccupied, the moms are able to sit around and enjoy a more adult brunch. We had all the favorites- cinnamon rolls, donuts, muffins, fruit, and juice. Brunch food is so easy so just add in whatever your favorite dishes are.
I love making things fancier than they need to be. We all deserve to use the glass plates and pretty cups for no reason sometimes. This is such an easy thing to do and it really added a glamorous touch to the playdate. Also, the table runner from Minted tied in to our spring theme so well. This pattern just screams spring to me! Plus, it compliments my dishes well and you can’t beat that!
Overall this playdate was so easy to put together. You can customize it to be as fancy or as simple as you want. Have everyone bring a dish so you can try new things. Another fun idea would be to have each child bring over their own favorite pillow to use in the picnic.
Make sure to check out some of Minted’s great new fabric and home decor!
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