Jake’s Class Play Date

Yesterday was an amazing day. We had been looking forward to this day for quite a while…for the entire year according to Jake. Yesterday we had his class over for a play date.

I told you all a little about it before, but a couple weeks ago I decided to get the guts up and invite all Jake’s classmates, along with their siblings and parents, over for a couple hours of snacks and play. I was so shocked and completely floored when all except 4 kids could make it…we had a total of 13 moms

and 24 kids

WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! Seriously, it was such a blast. The kids played so well together and ran around like maniacs. Most of them dressed up in all my kids costumes…it was so cute to see.

We were so impressed at how well everyone got along. No fights!!

Have you ever thrown a play date? I haven’t! :) When we were in Stockton, I actually didn’t get very close to the other kid’s families as I knew that we wouldn’t be at that particular school longer than preschool so I didn’t see that there was a point. But this year, I realized how important it was to Jake. He was literally beaming from ear to ear the entire time and when everyone left he kept telling me “Thank you Mommy!!!” over and over.

You know, I’ve said this before, but I’m a bit of an introvert. I’m super happy being stuck in my own little world with my own little friends. But since moving to Santa Rosa meant leaving my big, big church community I was blessed with in Stockton, I realized that if I wanted to create a community for my kids, I needed to work at it a little.

And I’m so glad I did. These moms and kids are amazing. Seriously, they are top notch. So kind and sweet and their kids are super well behaved. Not all of them are staying on at Jake’s school for kinder, but we will still see them…Santa Rosa has many great sports programs and Jake is going to play soccer this year with most of them.

One of the special treats of the day was Jake’s preschool teacher stopping by. We LOVE Mrs B. LOVE HER. She is such a great teacher and the kids were SO EXCITED to see her!

That’s Jake with the spiderman mask, BTW. ha. 

So I encourage you…have a play date with your kids classmates! You will love the results! I was beyond blessed with the results. My heart was full that so many moms were kind enough to come and be apart of the day.

Oh….I have to show you these beautiful coasters….

This was a hostess gift from a beautiful Indian family in Jake’s class- I am assuming these coasters are straight from India! I was so moved by this gift…It’s simply gorgeous and something I will cherish for years to come!

In case you want to throw a class play date, here’s what we did:

Hours: 11AM-1PM.

Food: I provided PB&J {Frozen uncrustables cut in half}, juice and bottled water for the kiddos, as well as turkey sandwiches and fixings for the adults along with coffee. I also provided plates, plastic ware and napkins. Everyone else brought their child’s favorite snack. We had plenty of food!!

Activities: NOTHING! I set out crayons for the kids to draw, but nobody really colored, most of the kids played in Jake and Evy’s rooms or ran around outside.

So tell me, have you ever thrown a play date? Would love to know what you did. xoxo

2 thoughts on “Jake’s Class Play Date

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    Simorn says:

    Amy, Milanya will be attending an end of Kinder “play date” with her classmates this Friday. The hosting family is having the entire class and their siblings and parents over for a swim party. It is 12:30-3:30, and they are providing kid-friendly snacks. The parents will be able to enjoy themselves as well, as there will be 3 lifeguards and helpers. I love that we are part of this tight-knit community (in Stockton of all places)!! It really makes a difference. I’m so happy you are able to find that in your new home. :)

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    Bindu says:

    You two were such calm, gracious hosts. We often do playdates with no more than one or two of the kids’ friends. I have this fear that with more than 5 kids under one roof, it does not take long for bedlam to set in. You showed me yesterday that my fear is unfounded. Glad you liked the coasters. Yes, it is as uprooted as we are (from India).

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