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The Perfect Playdate with Avery and Austin

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What is my idea of a perfect playdate?

Not having to do all the work, and just being able to enjoy time with the kids.


I love when my children have their friends over to play, but the planning that goes into setting up a craft and creating a fun snack can become overwhelming when having three young children. Since my kids social schedule doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime in the near future, I am always looking for ways to make hosting a playdate seamless. That is why when my good friend Cam was a part of the development a genius idea of a “Playdate in a box” that I was first in line to try it out.


I’m not just saying that this subscription box is amazing because one of the founders is my friend (who is also amazing) but it is. A lot like the person behind the inspiration for this new company…it is brilliant. Instead of using my first box for a playdate with a friend, I used it as an opportunity to have some quiet down time for my two little kids during the sugar-crazed Easter weekend.



I let the kids open the box to find out what was inside, and they squealed with delight. Inside the box was a simple step-by-step guide on how to make the craft (which was perfectly themed around this time of year). It also had a healthy snack, and everything they needed to have a perfect playdate. Did I mention there was even something for me? It’s not often that moms get spoiled but inside of every Avery & Austin box is a little gift just for mom.



The kids unleashed their creativity decorating the pre-made wooden birdhouses. While the kids painted, they talked about the different types of birds that might find a home in their birdhouses. When they were done painting, they decided to would hang them the tree where our local hummingbird always makes a nest for her eggs.




Once the kids were done painting their birdhouses and hung them in the tree, they sat down together in the backyard eating their snack while I read them a book. The playdate box kept them happy, content and allowed them to create special memories together right in our backyard. Avery & Austin helped me to focus on being a mom rather than a hostess.



Parents can subscribe to the Avery & Austin service and have a playdate box delivered to their front door every month. Priced affordably at just $29 a month (with a six month minimum commitment) I can now rest assured that my kids will have a perfect playdate with their friends every month. I love that I can sit back and watch my kids create memories together with their friends without running around the house getting everything together for their playdate.



Want to try Avery & Austin? Our readers can get $15 off your purchase using the discount code OCMOM15OFF (expires on June 30, 2015).



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  1. I love their creations! The birds are going to flock to your backyard! Thank you Shelby and crew! xoxo

    • Thank you Cam for creating such a great products for families

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