Parent Hacks book playdate was crazy useful - 510 Families

Parent Hacks book playdate was crazy useful

We are grateful for the support of Workman Publishing and the Rec Room Cafe for making this event possible.

Maybe you’ve already heard the good news: our favorite websitefor parenting tips and tricks is now a brilliant book, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids! Just released, it offers adorable quirky illustrations right along with some of the best tips from the Parent Hacks website readers. Author and Bay Area native, Asha Dornfest, joined us for a toddler playdate at the Rec Room Cafe on the eve of her book’s launch. And it turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate.

The kids had an amazing time at the toddler playdate
The kids had an amazing time at the toddler playdate – photo by Sally Mason

The children explored the play space while the parents drank (locally brewed) Ruby’s Roast coffee and swapped tips on everything from potty training to keeping doorknobs quiet once little ones are asleep. Asha read a few of her favorite hacks from the book and met our guests one-on-one for a signing at the table with Whitney.

Asha sold out of all the books at the party
Asha sold out of all the books at the party – photo by Anna Azimi

The Rec Room is a terrific neighborhood cafe with small imagination zones, costumes, gross motor space, delicious snacks, craft projects, and perfect coffee. Kids were free to play in the treehouse, on stage with costumes, baby crawling room, or with fun art projects. Our party coincided with the Special Families Play Date hosted by Alameda County Office of Education for 0-3 year olds, and it was double the fun to all play together {Note: The Special Families Play Date meets weekly on Monday mornings at the Rec Room if you want to check it out another time}.

The kids had an amazing time at the toddler playdate
Play-doh and crafts were set up in a quiet zone for children – photo by Sally Mason

Our party guests received a few special perks in addition to the play space like a deal on the brand new book, lively discussion, hot coffee, and a bag of goodies courtesy of Munckin. Another grand prize was provided by Workman Publishing of some amazing Sandra Boynton board books. We love to throw a good party and hope you can come to the next one!

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Party guests received many perks
Party guests received many perks: coffee, playtime, deals, and goodies

 

Munchkin chipped in for lots of prizes at our toddler playdate
Munchkin chipped in for lots of prizes at our toddler playdate

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids is available now and I promise you will learn a few genius shortcuts to to make it worth your while. PS it makes a great gift!

[Bubble party and play-doh pictures by Sally Mason of Little Hiccups; book table photo taken by Anna Azimi, all rights reserved]

Thanks again for the sponsorship of Workman Publishing and the Rec Room Cafe for making this event possible as well as the generous gifts from Munchkin.

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