7 Creative Themes to Guarantee the Best Baby Playdate Ever

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Organizing a playground meet-up or gathering at one mom’s house for a gab fest, while the babies all coo at each other is great, but why not step up your playdate game every once in a while. We came up with seven awesome themes that’ll take your baby playdate to the next level, providing new experiences for the little ones, amazing photo opps and inspiring you to break out of your every day routine. But don’t worry if you think planning an elaborate playdate is out of the question when parenting a baby, our ideas are collaborative, so every mom in the group pitches in to bring some of the fun. Happy playing!

Organize a Baby Food Tasting and Swap

When you reach the 6-month mark, making your own baby food purees can suddenly feel like a full time job. Share the work load with your new mom friends by hosting a baby food puree swap. Each mom will make a different puree in a batch big enough to share with every member of your group. Plan ahead to make sure no one doubles up. Feel free to encourage everyone to get creative. Instead of a pea puree, try pea and basil puree. Find recipes in <a target="_blank" href="https://tinybeans.com/bump-baby/best-cookbooks-for-babies/">baby food cookbooks</a> or in our post on <a target="_blank" href="https://tinybeans.com/bump-baby/healthy-baby-food-recipes/slide/1">12 quick and healthy baby food puree recipes</a>. You'll also need to decide how you want to share purees - will moms freeze in 1-ounce portions and give each mom two? Or should every mom fill 10 baby food jars and pass one to each of the other moms? On your playdate day, beyond swapping the purees, you could even have a tasting, so the babies can try new foods together. Got an older baby? Try swapping different veggie nuggets - we have <a target="_blank" href="https://tinybeans.com/bump-baby/veggie-nugget-recipes-for-baby/">seven nugget recipes for finger food loving babies here</a>. <strong>Why it's a Winner:</strong> You want to introduce lots of different foods and flavors to your baby, but making tons of different purees every day is time consuming (and you have a needy 6 month old!). This is an easy way for your baby and all of his friends to get a healthy, homemade, varied diet. <p style="text-align:right;"><em>Photo: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hellobee.com/2013/03/18/chia-seed-baby-food-purees/">Hellobee</a></em></p>fuck

Have you ever set up a themed-playdate for your baby’s playgroup? Tell us all about it in a Comment.

–Julie Seguss