Slide Into Summer: A RSMB Playdate {RECAP}

Disclosure :: we had such a blast at our Lil Bambinos playdate to kick off summer in Baton Rouge, and none of it would have been possible without our amazing community sponsors, including Lil Bambinos Playtorium, Painting and Pinot, Pelican State Credit Union, Hollis Orthodontics, Newk’s Eatery, Tiger Deaux-nutsGuichet CreativeQuaint+Whim and Capital Area CASA

Slide Into Summer Playdate Recap


We were so excited to welcome parents, grandparents and their little ones who could make it out for this super fun morning at Lil Bambinos! Everyone walked in smiling, ready to munch on yummy treats and PLAY! There were lots of fun and age appropriate activities for all Baton Rouge kids to do, including climbing the jungle gym, playing with building blocks, grocery shopping, jumping in the bounce house, or even hosting a puppet show. Thank you to Guichet Creative for creating the bright and fun graphics for this event.

Thanks To Our Wonderful Host :: Lil Bambinos Playtorium

We were so excited to have the ultimate playdate at Lil Bambinos Playtorium! This is a mom-Quaint-and-Whim-Red-Stick-Moms-Blog-Little-Bambinos-2016-June-Photo-2234_watermarkowned business, and when we say they have thought of just about everything to entertain the kids, we aren’t kidding! Activities include everything from sliding, jumping, crawling, reading, building blocks, trains, putting on puppet shows and more! We highly recommend looking at this playtorium for your next Baton Rouge birthday celebration, or you can check their calendar to see available days and times to bring your family to play!

Thank You To Our Community Sponsors

We had so much fun with these folks! Painting and Pinot brought the jazz with their delicious painting-inspired sweet treats and coloring sheets for the kids. It was nice for the kids to slow down and have a snack while coloring. The friendly folks at Pelican State Credit Union had lots of goodies and information for parents about how to start saving for their future. They even hosted a giveaway for a Kendra Scott necklace and Petey the Pelican made a special appearance, which the kids loved! Our friends at Hollis Orthodontics handed out some great information about the importance of braces and visitors got special goodies like toothpaste and toothbrushes! Even the lovely Tooth Fairy made a special visit to remind the kids about saving those teeth!


Thank You To Our Food and Beverage Sponsors

Donuts are always a great idea but even more so when they are from our friends at Tiger Deaux-nuts! Our tummies were completely satisfied with their warm glazed deauxnuts, and kids loved the juice boxes they also provided. After all energy had been exerted, lunch time was getting close and everyone was ready for Newk’s Eatery! They provided the most delicious bagged lunches that included a gourmet deli sandwich, fresh fruit and chips. Guests even had access to tea, lemonade and bottled water.

Thank You To Our Swag Sponsors

SmartyPants Vitamins // Nature’s Bakery // Surf Sweets // Peeled Snacks

Fresh Wave // Kleenhanz // Baton Rouge General Medical Center // Boogie Wipes

Jambalaya Girl // Pearhead

PicMonkey CollageThank You To Our Giveaway Sponsors

 Lil Bambinos Playtorium {private party for up to 20 kids, a $225 value  :: DryBar-Perkins Rowe {10 blow outs!} :: Pelican State Credit Union {$25 gas card+tumbler}  :: Painting and Pinot {class for 2, a $70 value}  :: Mimosa Handcrafted {Rollie Pollie necklace $30}

#RSMBgivesback ::

Quaint-and-Whim-Red-Stick-Moms-Blog-Little-Bambinos-2016-June-Photo-2304_watermarkThank you SO much if you were able to bring school supplies to benefit Capital Area CASA. We think it is especially necessary to show our children the importance of giving back to their community. Serving East Baton Rouge Parish, Capital Area CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who serve speak up for abused and neglected children to help them reach forever families. CASA always needs volunteers in order to continue serving every child who needs a voice. Learn more at or call (225) 379-8598.

Thank You To Our Photographer

We absolutely love the fabulous TahJah Harmony, the creative behind Quaint+Whim. She effortlessly managed to capture all the FUN that these Red Stick families were having. We highly recommend checking out her beautiful lifestyle photography for your next photo adventure!

Ericka P.
Ericka is originally a New Orleans gal who was raised to begin many dishes with a roux. Since 2011, she has happily embraced the Red Stick life with her husband of seven years, Tyler. Although she met her husband at an LSU game after her car broke down, they both attended Northwestern State University where she graduated with a Business Administration degree. After graduation, she and Tyler took a leap of faith and tied the knot. She dabbled in the corporate scene but eventually returned to school to pursue her passion for teaching and earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught at an inner-city school in Baton Rouge for 3 years where she gained a family of students and colleagues alike. She’s traded in her beloved Expo pens and clipboard to stay home with her sweet and adventurous one-year-old son, Cullen. She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the sisterhood of fellow moms. Motherhood has been the best roller coaster she’s ever been on and even at the most challenging times, she tries to remember to embrace the chaos and “bless this mess” mentality. Ericka loves a good conversation, coffee, empowering other women {because we can all use a little encouragement}, laughing, baking and making memories with her family.


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