Best Winter Weekend - February 6th & 7th - Chicago Moms Network

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday! I truly could care less about the game, but I love any excuse for fun appetizers and snacks. We’re also gearing up for Valentine’s Day around here with lots of crafts & decorations – I can’t get enough! With Chicago moving into Phase 4, we’ll be seeing more in-person events around the city. I will continue to post a mix of in-person and virtual events, as I know that even thought Chicago has moved into Phase 4, we’re all mentally in different phases 🙂 I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Decorate Super Bowl cupcakes with a DIY kit from Vanille

Vanille is making the most adorable Super Bowl DIY cupcake kits! Each kit comes with 3 vanilla and 3 chocolate cupcakes, icing, sprinkles, and chocolate footballs, and is a STEAL at $19.95. Be sure to place your order by 11am the day prior to your desired pick up. I love this idea as a way to make Super Bowl Sunday way more fun for my kids! Vanille is also making a ton of other Super Bowl treats, like a “ruffles bar” (think a rice krispie treat made with chips!), puppy chow, and other fun cookies, cakes and brownies! Place your order here.

Start the day with Frozen story time (led by Anna!) from Stages

Wake up bright and early Saturday morning with Anna from Frozen! Tune in to virtual story time at 8:30am with Stages Chicago. At only $5 for the whole family, this is a great way to kick off the weekend. We love how interactive these story times are, and of course the fact that it’s Frozen makes it a HUGE hit. Register here.

Bring home a dreamy Super Bowl tailgate spread from Alinea to-go

Alinea To-Go is offering a fantastic menu for the Super Bowl, available all weekend long! Snack your way through 7 Layer Dip, their signature “Blitz Mix” and Veggie Dip before kickoff. Indulge in Chicken Wings, Cheesesteak Sliders and Pulled Pork Sandwiches during the game. And for dessert, Dark Chocolate Brownies – bake fresh at home before the final whistle sounds. Every meal we’ve ordered from Alinea To-Go has been outstanding, so I’m sure that this will not be your typical Super Bowl tailgate! At $85 per person, consider this your “date night” for the month! Place your order for a specific pick-up time here.

Book a private play date for your pod or family at Present Place

We absolutely ADORE Present Place, both the River North and Lakeview locations, and are so excited that they have an option for private play! I know we’re all desperate for ways to get out of the house this winter, and a private play date at Present Place would be such a great option for that. There is ample seating for adults, and plenty of space for the kids to run around and have a blast! Time slots are available in 2 hour increments, you can even book an entire weekend! Contact Present Place for more information on booking here.

Get crafty with your little one making glitter heart mosaics at KidCreate’s parent child night

Looking for a new Valentine’s Day tradition? Why not feel the love as you create amazing art together with your child! In this class, you will design our own glittery heart mosaics using clay, beads, and more. These mosaics are great to keep, or they’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a friend or loved one. Get ready for some messy fun, as each parent and child will create their own craft. This class takes place Friday 2/5 from 6:30-8:00. $30.50 for members, $35 for non-members (no charge for parents)! Register here.


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