Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Role Mommy hosted “Play Day along with Kool-Aid and KaBOOM!” to help promote a nationwide initiative to encourage individuals to host community play days in their hometowns from September 19-September 27.
KaBOOM! Play Days are free, fun-for-the-whole-family outdoor events that celebrate play! They believe all kid’s should have a chance to play. They believe through the KaBOOM!erang Principle, their law of incredible returns – What you do today can mean changed lives, stronger communities and brighter futures tomorrow. You can plan and host one in your community with the help of their handy Play Day Planner. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a FREE Play Day Kit filled with fun activities too!
The NYC Play Day kick off event was held at the swanky Studio 450. My family and some of the other parenting bloggers were on hand along with their kids for an afternoon of games, arts & crafts (glitter glue anyone?!), cheeseburger sliders, mini ice cream cones (with crunch topping!), mac and cheese (scrumptious!), chicken fingers and of course…Kool-Aid! My little Ava had such a blast! She parked herself, not once, but twice at the Cupcake station – can you tell she loved loved loved being there?! Check out some more of the pics from the playdate here. If that wasn’t enough, every family got their portraits taken by celebrity children’s photographer Jade Albert. Mine was fabulous, but of course you’ll have to wait and see it at holiday time.
Amidst all the fun, I got pulled into an impromptu interview with Role Mommy on Blog Talk Radio. You can hear my nervous giggling at 36:00 – 44:00 as I talked about playing with a Toddler and how I became GREENBABY!
On an ECO|NOTE, I was thrilled to see our gift bags were none other than these adorable Tote bags made from recycled Kool-Aid pouches by Terracycle. Because I love to share…from now until August 24th, leave a comment with your creative fun playdate idea and you’ll have a chance to win your very own Kool-Aid Terracycle Tote (shown) and Pencil Case. Get up to (two) bonus entry if you follow me on twitter @greenbaby_nyc and become a fan on Facebook. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway ends on August 24, 2009 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and notified by e-mail.
UPDATE: Lucky #10, you are the winner! Please check your email and reply with your address. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!