Looking for some fun ideas on where to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the family? Carla Sullivan, founder and Mommy Muncher for MiniMunchers.com, a fabulous resource for kid-friendly restaurants in Manhattan, shares her finds with Mama One to Three readers. Check out these special New York City spots that will have your little love bugs swooning.
Valentine’s Day Doll Tea Party Pottery Barn Kids, Upper East Side; 1311 2nd Avenue 212-879-4746 Saturday Feb. 9th at 3pm & 4pm – $10 per child A special teatime for children to share with their favorite doll or teddy bear. Children will enjoy refreshments, listen to a story, and make a whimsical wand designed by KiwiCrate. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call to RSVP.
Valentine’s Day Brunch Cooking Class Whole Foods – Bowery Bowery Culinary Center – 2nd Floor Sunday, Feb. 10th : noon – 1 (ages 2-5 with caregiver), 2-3pm (ages 6-9 drop off), 4-5 (ages 10- 13 drop off) – $30 per child Kids of all ages will learn how to make a heartfelt Valentines Day meal sure to please the entire family! Menu items will include: “Pretty in Pink” Pancakes with Maple-Orange Butter; Valentine’s Veggie Frittata; “Hearty” Cookies with Oatmeal and White Chocolate Chips; Hibiscus Flower Sweet Tea. Visit www.Wholefoodsmarket.com/events to register in advance.
Valentine’s Day Magic Show Brunch
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9th and 10th from 11am – 1pm
Children will be enamored by Ragidy Supreme – a fun magician that performs tableside. Each family is given its own private magic show, and the kids will receive a balloon creation of their choice. Families will enjoy the traditional French brunch menu; kids are encouraged to have FUN while they eat.
Date with My Dad
American Girl NYC
609 Fifth Avenue at 49th Street
Friday, February 8th at 7:30pm – $47 per person (including sales tax), girls ages 8+ Make a special memory with your little girl by taking her on a “date” to the American Girl Café. The twosome will enjoy dinner, make a craft and sign a “father-daughter” promise. Daddy and daughter will receive a keepsake photo with frame and an American Girl book to take home. This one just breaks my heart with sweetness. Reservations are required; call 877-247-5223.
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