“Mom, so-and-so wants to have a playdate, can you call their mom?”
Well, first-of-all, I’ll text their mom because otherwise they’ll assume I’m someone trying to call about their car warranty expiring. Second, do you happen to have a name or know how to spell your friend’s name?
Tucking my daughter into bed and as I’m shutting off the lights she says, “By the way mom, we’re supposed to meet so-and-so at the school playground tomorrow afternoon for a playdate!”
Thanks for the heads-up, but “the afternoon” is pretty vague. Do you have your friend’s contact info so I can reach out to their grown-up and set it up?
If you’re a parent/guardian I’m sure you can relate to the struggle that is planning a playdate.
If you’ve fallen victim to the event planning skills, or lack thereof, of elementary-aged children…
This is for you.
Insert: “Business cards” for your kids.
Now you may be thinking “What in the Pinterest board, ain’t nobody got time for that” stuff is this? But it’s truly the BEST and so easy (and affordable). Trust me.
I’m not your bento box, homemade treats, limited screen time mom. I’m a shove a lunchable in your backpack, Little Debbie snack cakes to the bake sale, way too much electronic time kind of mom. I wouldn’t steer you guys wrong here.
How to Make Playdate Cards
Customize your cards to include the information your kids would pass along to their friends to set up a playdate. Ex: Their name, their grown-ups name, phone number, email, etc. Then use your favorite printing service to print your business cards. Vistaprint, Shutterfly, or Walgreens (watch for coupons) just to name a few. All of these services allow you to create your design directly on their website and you don’t need a background in graphic design to get this accomplished. You can also print them on your home printer, I just happened to use a lot of color in ours and for the love of my ink cartridge let someone else do the printing.
My kids LOVE their cards and have had so much fun passing them out to their friends.
They feel like CEOs of the playground and are eagerly waiting for their administrative assistant (aka me) to fill up their social calendar with ALL. THE. THINGS.
And I hope whoever is on the receiving end of their cards is happy, and perhaps a little relieved to not be handed a crumpled-up piece of paper with nothing but a phone number.