Recently our lovely friends over at Beijos events shared tips and tricks on throwing a cozy play date for littles on their blog. Not only are the photos absolutely adorable, but the post left us wanting to cuddle up by the fire with our family (and a cup of cocoa in hand, of course!). Scroll down for the full post and enjoy!

This week we are kicking off our essentials to staying cozy this winter. With the holidays behind us, we love to find excuses to get our littles together and there’s no better way to do that than a super cozy play date inside by the fire. In So Cal we need to take advantage of these days, because they are few and far between. We love the days when we get to stay indoors, cozy up by the fire, read books and eat our favorite comfort food.  Let us take you through these cozy essentials in the Carriger house…

 

Cozy Play Date with the Littles

 

We set up a little hub with a fire of course, some books, a cozy little teepee spot adorned with some soft pillows and blankets. Pillows by our gal Boho Pillow of course! Furry ottoman and throw from our favorite place Target. Tray from the amazing World Market and enamel ware from the best place Amazon.

 

Cozy Play Date for Littles by the Fire

 

The fire is everything right?

 

Cozy play date

 

And we can’t forget about the snacks…Set up your tray with some kiddo friendly popcorn, cookies and hot cocoa with the jumbo marshmallows!

 

cozy play date snacks for kids
cozy play date snacks for kids

 

The little’s can’t resist them…

 

cozy play date snacks for kids

 

How fun are these enamelware mugs that we DIY’ed for our play date? Tomorrow, we’ll show you how to make your own! So perfect for the ones in your house to have their own and perfect for gifting to others.

 

cozy play date snacks for kids

 

Let’s bring out the kiddos! When they saw this little fort made especially for them, their faces lit up like it was Christmas morning! They ran toward it with excitement, and they were ready for a couple hours of play and snacks.

 

Cozy play date for littles with teepee and fireplace

 

Court starts reading to Edie...

 

Cozy play date with teepee and snacks

 

... and snacking of course!

 

Cozy play date for littles with teepee, fireplace, and snacks

 

We can’t forget about Baby Isla, since she can sit up now! What a big girl!

 

Baby playing near a cozy fire

 

Let’s get a little wild, right?

 

Cozy play date for littles

 

Court wants to pillow fight!

 

pillow fight play date

 

This smile gets me every time! His cozy sweatshirt is so fitting.

 

little boy with cute sweatshirt
cozy teepee for kids

 

The coziness and cuddles are everything.  Dress them in soft comfy clothes, warm up the house and bring in the aromas of the hot cocoa and popcorn and you’ve achieved success!

 

cozy teepee play time

 

We hope we’ve inspired some coziness for your littles when they are unable to play outside because of the rain or super chilly weather. Stay tuned for more this week when we continue our cozy essentials!

All photos by the lovely Megan Welker

All clothing provided by Hatched Baby

See the original post on the Beijos Events Blog.

February 08, 2016 — Staci Pearlman

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