Toddlers and Preschoolers love themed play dates. Okay, maybe it's really just me who gets giddy at the idea of a theme.
Either way, I jumped at the chance to host a Cutie's "Do The Cutie Curl" playdate last week with my daughters and our playgroup.
- (2) 3lb bags of Cutie Clementines (found at my local Raley's Bel Air Market)
- Awesome prize packages (provided by Cuties)
- Two buckets of sidewalk chalk (only $1 for a 4-pack at Michael's)
- Refreshments - provided by Veri Organic Soda
- A neighborhood park
- A bunch of crazy preschoolers with limitless energy
The most successful playdates, in my opinion include lots of unstructured playtime, sprinkled with just a few short focused activities and of course snacks.
We let the kids loose at the park and had them get lots of playtime in before hearding them together to try their hand at the Cutie Curl!
I guess I never realized just how easy Cutie tangerines are to peel, I'm swearing off regular oranges for good - I mean, if a 2 year old can do it....
We were pretty surprised, as beginners luck seemed to be the theme with the Cutie Curl - ie. peeling a Cutie Tangerine in one continuous peel, without it breaking.
Most of the moms, and lots of the kids could peel the tangerine in one continous peel on the first attempt, but since they were so juicy and tasty, we wanted more than one.
The second and third peeling attempts didn't go so well for most. I mean, they were awesomely easy to peel, but most of us didn't get it off in one continuous peel after the first attempt - how funny!
Now, since the Cutie Curlers were mostly preschool aged, we didn't award prizes for the best curl, but everyone attending our playdate got a cool prize backpack full of fun Cuties gear.
I think this swag was some of the best I've seen from a company for promotional items, so kudos to you, Cuties California Mandarins - you're tops!
We ended the playgroup with some fun decorating of the remaining Cuties - I brought some glue, googly eyes, sparkles and such and the kids had fun making their own silly citrus.
I'm pretty sure the kids all had fun, and I was excited to try my hand at the infamous "Cutie Curl" - plus, as an added bonus, we could upload our photos of each "Cutie Curl" for a chance to win big!
The final 10 contestants have been chosen, and now it's time to vote for YOUR favorite "Cutie Curl" until March 15th - the winner gets a cool vacation prize package!
Get your vote in for the most creative "Cutie Curl: at: http://www.dothecutiecurl.com/
Now tell me, can YOU do the #CutieCurl?