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5 essentials for hosting the perfect kids play date

Keeping kids entertained at home can be very demanding, even more so when they get days off from school. But being stuck at home doesn't mean they have to be bored. Inviting a few of their friends over is a great way to keep kids entertained all day long. We know this can be challenging to plan so let us help you host the perfect playdate.

Discover all the essentials you need to keep your kids entertained during a playdate (and all year round).
From food to toys to books, we've got you covered!

1. Food & Cooking

No playdate is complete without some fun foods for the kids to enjoy. Finding creative ways to get children to eat healhty foods is difficult, let alone trying to get a group of children on a playdate to do so. Prepare a selection of small snacks beforehand to make sure your kids stay full. Shop our selection of kids kitchenware to find the perfect cutlery, plate sets, and snack makers for your playdate.

I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook: 85 Easy and Fun Sugar-Free Recipes for Your Little People
Sarah Wilson  Paperback  2017-06-15  PAN MACMILLAN UK 
I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook: 85 Easy and Fun Sugar-Free Recipes for Your Little People
AED49.00
Disney Mickey Kids Cutlery Set Light Blue
AED79.00 AED40.00

2. Decorations & Costumes

Get your kids in the playdate mood with decorations for them to play with and costumes for them to wear. Take it a step further and use one of our kids party kits to create a themed playdate. From pizza & burgers to princesses & circus, shop our selection of decorations below to create a world of adventure for your kids.

Blue Unicorn Kids Kigurumi
AED229.00
Princess Party Set
Roger Priddy  Board book  2009-02-18  PRIDDY BOOKS UK 
Princess Party Set
AED85.00

3. Toys & Crafts

Finding the appropriate toys for your kids' playdate can be challenging. Balancing the differing likes and hobbies of more than one child can be demanding within itself. The ranges of playsets, action figures, arts and crafts and outdoor toys below will help you find the perfect combination of toys to keep available around the house to ensure that everyone has a great time.

4. Educational Activities

Just because kids are not at school does not mean that they need to stop learning. From laboratory kits & microscopes to LEGO & building blocks, we've put together a range educational toys below to make sure your kids are continuously learning as they play.

5. Books & Movies

The simplest and most efficient forms of entertainment during a playdate (and all year round) are books and movies. Discover our selection of kids books and family movies below to make sure you have some essentials around the house for those spur-of-the-moment playdates. After all, you can never have too many books for your kids.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook
Kim Smith  Paperback  2017-10-30  RANDOM HOUSE USA 
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook
AED29.00
Despicable Me 3
DVD  2017-06-15  UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 
Despicable Me 3
AED75.00