Gang, one of our very favorite haunts is Lulu’s Casita, a play cafe in Ardmore, PA.  I had written it up two years ago, when they first opened.  Over the last two years, they’ve made a TON of changes – birthday parties, a more open layout with more/different play areas, music classes, storytimes, fun events like Father-Daughter dances…but my hands-down FAVORITE is Lulu Casita’s Family Friday Nights.

Can you guess what makes it awesome?





Meet Vivi, co-owner, and the new Mama behind the Friday Family Nights.  The premise, she said, was simple:  create the world’s most family-friendly happy hour.

I think she nailed it.

(Local Mamas – we’re giving away summer membership to both Lulu’s Casita AND The Creative Clubhouse – details at the end of the post.)



Anita (Vivi’s business partner’s daughter) giving baby Lulu a squeeze


Someone brought beer from Tired Hands!  Let’s be friends.









And in case you’re worried that older kids might be bored….





Vivi has some seriously cool new-mama style.  Her husband is obsessed with sneakers, so OF COURSE he managed to find her a pair of sold-out-everywhere-Stan-Smiths (actually, several sizes are now back in stock).





(psst!  Baby Lulu is wearing shoes designed by another local Mama…her online shop is opening SOON – more details coming closer to the launch….)




Vivi’s Outfit Details

tank: really old Free People…but if you can pull off mustard yellow as well as Vivi does…this tank from Topshop looks amazing (also in white, for those of us who can’t)

chambray: old H&M…Forever 21’s Western Denim Shirt has similar details

jeans: Mika jeans by Raven Denim (Love Raven jeans!  I had forgotten all about them.  They were my go-tos while pregnant and post-partum with Raines (I had splurged on these trouser flares, a few sizes bigger), and I really like the cool detail on these cropped skinnies.)

sneakers: Adidas Stan Smith

wrap bracelet: Chan Luu

watch: Nixon Small Time Teller P (oooo….lots of different colors…..)


The Giveaway

Local mamas!  Enter to win a summer membership to Lulu’s Casita and The Creative Clubhouse by following these simple steps:

Follow @shanachristine and @luluscasita on Instagram


Follow @themomedit and @luluscasita on Facebook

Find the below giveaway graphic on Instagram (or Facebook) and tag a friend who you think would be into Family Friday Nights, Lulu-style.




Keep on rocking, Vivi!  I love your new mama style, your open-ended approach to play, and that you’ve created a place for families to come hang out and have a beer on a Friday night.  That’s GOLD.



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