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!

Plan a DIY Art Supply Party

Are your babies nearing their first birthday (or beyond) and ready to explore art? Band together as a playgroup to endure the messy fun together. Each mom should bring one, baby-safe homemade art supply for the babies to use at the playdate. Find recipes for natural molding dough, edible finger paint, colored rice, edible cloud dough and more in our post on natural DIY projects <a target="_blank" href="https://tinybeans.com/diy-projects-with-natural-ingredients-for-the-handsy-tot/slide/1">here</a&gt;. As the host, you should provide paper, drop clothes (old sheets work perfectly!) and lots of baby wipes for clean up. If the weather is warm enough, we suggest you take this art playdate outside to minimize mess and clean up. During this arty hour, the babies should take a turn with each of the different art supplies. <strong>Why it's a Winner: </strong>Not only can you share the job of keeping a baby's art mess contained, but you can share in the joy of how much fun babies have getting messy and creative. Plus, every mom is sure to love taking home Baby's first masterpiece. <p style="text-align:right;"><em>Photo: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.funathomewithkids.com/2013/11/edible-gluten-free-no-cook-playdough.html">Fun at Home with Kids</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