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Hey party peeps!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and today I’m sharing one of my favorite MOTHER’S DAY PARTY IDEAS — MOMMY & ME PLAYDATE! As a busy working mom myself, I actually think Mother’s Day should equal a “day off”! However, when you have small kids, they make you cards at school in anticipation of Mother’s Day and get all excited about spending a special day with you, so my daydreams of quietly soaking in a hot tub and sipping on tea at the spa are probably not going to happen!
On the flip side, when you’re busy with work all the time, then a day that you set aside to just focus on and spend time with your kids one-on-one sounds pretty great too! I must say, that the look and squeals from the girls when they walked out into the backyard was priceless! My heart warmed and I knew right away that this is the way I wanted to spend Mother’s Day with my girls that year. Spa day? You’ll have to wait….Mommyhood calls!
SET THE SCENE – MOMMY & ME PLAYDATE
First things first…the invitation! Start the day off with an invitation placed on your daughter’s pillow when she wakes up, inviting her to your special day. Get dressed up and head out into the backyard transformed into a girly oasis with a vibrant color palette of orange, hot pink, yellow and pops of gold!
MOMMY & ME SMOOTHIE BAR!
First stop, the Smoothie Bar! Stock the smoothie bar with all of your daughter’s favorite fruits. I strategically set up my smoothie bar table by an existing outdoor electrical outlet so we could use the blender outside. Make this the first stop on your playdate journey as on a warm day the frozen fruit will begin to thaw.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: I always use frozen fruit in smoothies as it adds an icy consistency to smoothies without having to use ice that sometimes dilutes the taste since it’s like dumping a bunch of water into your smoothie.
MOMMY & ME DINING TABLE!
Next, take your smoothies and head over to the dining table for lunch. The runner on the table was the ENTIRE inspiration for this event’s decor plan! And guess what???? It is ACTUALLY wrapping paper I found while in Target!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When working on a budget, I ALWAYS look at wrapping paper as a major source of inspiration for budget-chic decor! They come in all kinds of patterns and bright colors and they work perfectly as runners and you can wrap all kinds of boxes with it to add decor to your event.
Part of that collection was a matching gift bag that had this super cute butterfly hanging on it. I took the butterfly off the bag and attached it to a glass vase I already owned and filled it with orange crystals and pink & orange oversized daisies found in Michaels.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: ALWAYS buy silk flowers from Michaels when they are on sale! They always have a 50% off sale on silk flowers both at the beginning of the season and at the end of a season. These I picked up last year at the end of the spring/summer season and scored them all 1/2 off! Yeah!
TUTU CHAIR BACKERS!
Next, I wanted to do something creative and girly with the chairs. I simply pulled a tutu over the backs of the chairs to create these cool tutu chair backers. So easy & such a visual wow factor!
MOMMY & ME SCRAPBOOKS!
Set up a short table and fill it with a variety of photos ready of the two of you to create scrapbook pages to begin a Mommy & Me scrapbook. Have plenty of stickers, scissors, papers and ribbons available to make this super fun! To add a fun twist, I placed two floor cushions on the ground so we could sit on the ground. A little unexpected and kids love it!
MOMMY & ME NAIL BAR!
Set up an area where you and your daughter take turns painting each other’s nails. So fun!
MOMMY & ME DESSERT BAR!
To end the day on the sweetest note, visit the Sweets Bar full of yummy girly treats including mini-cupcakes, iced cookies and meringue-topped Snowballs. All budget-friendly and store-bought. Gotta love that…who wants to be in the kitchen baking all day on Mother’s Day?! NOT ME…you can find me in the backyard lounging with my kiddos…thank you very much!
I hope you have found some inspiration for pulling off a Mother’s Day Playdate for you and your daughter this year! How are you spending your Mother’s Day this year?
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CLICK HERE to check out my Mother’s Day Pinterest Board for a virtual shopping list of most of the items I used in this party’s design along with prices and links to purchase them.
– Party Styling & Design: Soiree Event Design
– Smoothie items, wrapping paper, gift boxes: Target
– Silk Flowers: Michaels