Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You’ve never seen a playdate like this. Ever.

Playdates are staples in SAHM-hood and critical to any mom’s sanity. Now that our babies have evolved into toddlers, my mommy friends and I need each other more than ever. Help! I must get out of the house with this kid! Can we come over? PLEASE!

Yeah, it’s pretty much like that.

So we’ve discussed at length what our ideal playdate would be. Toddler containment is key, so there must be a wall or fence of some kind. There would a large room or area filled with toys and activities that are new to all the kids. And there would some comfy chairs for the moms to sit around the perimeter, close enough to participate and respond to “Mommy, look at this!” and “WAAAAA! He took my truuuuuck!”  Yes, it would be great to carry on adult conversations while still keeping an eye on the kiddos. And possibly sip some wine at the same time.

But in all our ideal playdate fantasies, we never came up with something as cool as the Hyundai Santa Fe Epic Playdate Weekend. Seriously, you have NEVER seen a playdate like this. Ever.

Picture this, my friends. Ice cream sundae bars, paint fights, photography for kids, hula-hoop workshops, and tons more fun activities. Also, some incredible bloggers will be there. Pardon me while I drop some names: Dooce, Mighty Girl, Oh Happy Day, Oh Joy, Say Yes To Hoboken, Girls Gone Child, BoingBoing, and How To Be A Dad. (Ahem. I know, right?) These super blogosphere celebs will be camping on the beach and hosting all these fun activities just for you.  

The epic playdate is Saturday, April 27 from 9am-5pm, and the venue for this event couldn’t be more ideal – Santa Barbara, CA. It’s such an awesome town. I highly encourage you to make a whole weekend (or longer!) out of your stay.

However, this event is by invitation only, so if you want to go, you have to enter to win. Not that I need any more competition, but it would be super cool to have you there, so here’s how to enter:

First, you must have a Pinterest account. (C’mon, do you really not have a Pinterest account already?) Then go here to fill out the entry form, and in the “how did you hear about us?” field, you must select “Clever Girls Collective.” And then pin a few pics (details are on the entry form) and your done.  Easy peasy. And you were going to waste time on Pinterest tonight anyway, right?

The grand prize package includes a trip for four to the event, and there are four grand prizes up for grabs.

Hope to see you there! Good luck!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.