Mini Play Date Parties – Three Ideas To Plus Up Your Play Dates

Hi again Somewhat Simple readers, I am Becca from A Life Examined and I am so excited to be back here with you!

I don’t know about you but I love prowling the internet, looking at all the birthday party concepts. There are so many ideas out there and not enough birthdays to do them all, what’s a girl to do?!

That got me to thinking, any day spent with friends can be a day to celebrate, so why not have mini parties in play date form!?

Here are some examples of how to plus up your play dates. First choose a theme, I chose prospector, bugs, and pirates but there are tons of other ideas out there! You can go as simple or elaborate as you want, I decided to do a snack, one activity, and one craft.

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Prospector Shindig 

Agenda:

Craft: Decorate Your Own Loot Sack
Snack: Trail Mix Bar
Activity : Pan For Gold

Supplies:

Muslin Bags
Markers
Aluminum Pie Tins
Hammer
Nail
Gold Spray Paint
Rocks
Trail Mix Ingredients (What ever you’d like – I chose Pretzels, M&Ms, Checks, Banana Chips, Muddy Buddies, Bunny Snacks)

Directions:

Crafts – I just used plain washable markers to let the kids color on their bag.

Snack – Lay ingredients out in a different bowls and have the kids build their own trail mix.

Activity – Before the play date be sure to poke holes in your pie pan using a hammer and nail. Spray paint your rocks using gold spray paint.

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Bug Bash

Agenda:

Craft: Make Your Own Bug Home
Snack: Dirt Cup
Activity : Bug Dig

Supplies:

Oreos
Chocloate Pudding
Gummy Worms
Plastic Bugs/Snakes/Other Critters (From the Dollar Tree)
Stickers
Jars
Magnifying Glass (From the Dollar Tree)
Twigs
Grass

Directions:

Crafts – Decorate the outside of your bug house using stickers, then fill the inside with grass, leaves, and sticks. Since we are digging for fake bugs I supplied fake leaves and grass! They also get to pick out their own magnifying glass to go with each bug house.

Snack – Grind up the oreos into a food processor and set aside. Place pudding in a cup and cover with the ground cookie. Hide a gummy worm in the pudding snack for extra fun!

Activity – Place dirt in a plastic container and hide the bugs in dirt. Have the kids go to town digging up critters!

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Pirate Parley 

Agenda:

Craft: Paint Your Own Treasure Chest
Snack: X Marks The Spot Snack Cup
Activity : Dig For Buried Treasure

Supplies:

Wooden Treasure Chests
Paint Brush
Paint
Fake Gold Coins And Jewelry
Golden Sandwich Cookies
Pudding
Raisins

Directions:

Craft – Have the kids paint their own wooden treasure chest using washable paints. You can also have them color them with markers. I got my treasure boxes at Micheals for $1 each.

Snack – Grind the cookies up in a food processor. Place pudding in cup and layer ground cookies on top. Make an X with raisins. You can hide a small treat in the pudding for extra fun!

Activity – Hide the coins and jewelry in a sandbox or other plastic container (a small pool or storage box will work). Let the kids go to town finding them!

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is so stinkin’ fun! I love how simple it can be, but all the little details are just fantastic!

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  2. Love this simplicity! What ages did this? — I have an almost 4 year old boy– and how long did your Playdate go with this planned?

    Thanks!
    Amanda

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