**Updated to add that their special is running through January 4th! Click HERE for details.
If there’s a crafting place in town, you can bet that my family knows about it because Giggles is a craft fanatic! Our house is full of everything from beads to yarn and I’ve run out of room to house her creations. In fact, she even dressed up as “Pop Art” for Halloween. I’m telling you, the girl has a knack for the creative.
Before she started her new school this year, a couple of the moms in the class suggested a playdate to get our girls acquainted with each other. The place we decided on was Make Meaning in Bethesda, MD. We hadn’t heard of it before but Giggles was thrilled to try it out – after all, it has the word “MAKE” in the name! Sure enough, she was in artist heaven upon arrival.
Make Meaning is an art activity place with projects for children AND adults. There’s paint-your-own pottery; decorate-your-own cakes and cookies; make-your-own soaps and candles; and even glitter tattoos. We’ve since been back twice – once for another playdate to make soap and last weekend to decorate gingerbread houses!
Each year we decorate a gingerbread house at home, using the regular old kit from the grocery store. So, when we were invited to a Gingerbread House Decorating Party with a few of our closest friends at Make Meaning, we were super excited (no one more than Giggles). When you arrive, the houses are pre-made and assembled for you – let’s be honest, the best part is decorating it. And the spread of candy that they had was out of this world! The candy lover in me was on cloud 9 and the kids went hogwild grabbing handfuls to: (1) decorate with; (2) eat; (3) shove in their pockets; and (4) eat. They had such a great time – and truthfully, so did the adults – creating their masterpieces in a such a fun environment.
Here’s how you can get a piece of the merriment:
From December 15 – December 24, Make Meaning Bethesda Row is running a special promotion for one Gingerbread House Decorating Activity for $9.99 (regularly $49.99).
No schlepping to the store to find a kit. No worrying about icing in your living room carpet. And no mess to cleanup! That’s truly a steal. Just download the coupon and head over to the store during the specific days and hours it’s valid:
The Fine Print:
- Limit one per person and while supplies last. Space is limited. First come, first served. No reservation necessary.
- Valid weekdays only. Monday 10a-5p, Tuesday-Friday 10a-7p
- Note: This is special just for you, but you can share the coupon link with others.
Give a Gift to The Children’s Inn at NIH:
When a Make Meaning activity is purchased during the weekdays between 12/8 – 12/24, an activity is also provided to a child at The Children’s Inn at NIH, a private, non-profit residence for families and their children who are participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center.
Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.