Spending one-on-one time with my kids is a priority that always has a way of making them feel special. And I cherish our alone time just as much as they do! My six-year-old son and I were due for a date, and I knew that a full day at the Children’s Museum of the Arts would be a blast for us both. Over the weekend we hightailed it on the train to SOHO to begin the day at Momtrends bash in partnerships with Wonderful Halos – the sweet, juicy mandarins that everyone loves – and even the littlest of hands can peel.
Alongside CMA instructors, the kids crafted adorable little spring creatures including bunnies, chicks and whatever their creative hearts desired out of Halos. All the crafts were easy enough to replicate – utilizing basic crafting supplies like googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and paper.
I loved seeing all of the crafty goodness because I’ve consistently brought loads of Halos to the kid’s school parties. I’m OK with my children having treats, but I find the level of sugary overload to be out-of-control in the classroom celebrations. And when I drop Halos on the kids’ plates, the majority are gobbled right up! Since the extent of my crafty fun only includes sticking celery sticks in the mandarin centers to create mini pumpkins at Halloween parties – I gleaned tons of super fun (and much more creative!) ideas to get kids excited about healthy snacking. I’ll definitely have the little ones replicate the ideas at our family Easter party instead of the usual jelly bean overload.
The event also featured tons of delicious snack and party food ideas incorporating Halos. From smoothies to salads and my favorite: chocolate dipped mandarins, with a drizzle of sea salt on top.
After the fun party, my little guy and I spent the entire day at the museum. He was lucky enough to get a coveted spot in the clay bar, made totally cool stop motion videos, painted a ton, and created re-imagined artwork inspired by Martin Kippenburger.
We both declared it “the best day ever!” and our thoughtful friends at Momtrends were kind enough to pack away a box of supplies for big sister to get in on the action when we returned home!
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