The Playful Parent




Close your eyes and imagine this… You and your sweetheart get to spend the night together on a date, free from the kids to relax and enjoy a romantic candle lit dinner for two.

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(Adorable photo above is of last years winning couple at Galazio’s.)

I know what you’re thinking…This is just a fantasy, we don’t have someone to watch the kids or a reservation for dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry the Dream Date team has put together the perfect package for you. One lucky family will win the ultimate dream date on Saturday February 10, 2018 to include:  A romantic Italian dinner for two (Up to $100) at Rucci’s followed by a couples photo session at the Sip & Shoot by Effigy Photography and reserved spots for up to two little ones at My Gym Parents Night Out event while you are on your dream date.

The Playful Parent and Southern Maryland Restaurants are excited to put this package together. Here’s a little about the Dream Date Team Sponsors:

Rucci’s  features fresh Italian food and pizza. This award winning restaurant is family owned. Reserve a table to celebrate Valentines Day with your sweetheart, special menu offered for this romantic occassion!


10579 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains, MD 20695


MY GYM is my boy’s favorite place to play! The coaches are fun, encouraging and energetic. My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help little ones from 6 weeks old through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. One of the programs that is a huge blessing to many families is the Parents Night Out program that is offered once a month. Trusted staff look after your precious little ones while you get a a break for about four hours. My GYM is hosting a special Valentine’s Parents Night Out on February 10, 2018 from 6:15 PM- 10:00 PM. Please visit their site for details and to sign-up. Slots always sell out to this event because it’s so popular.

My Gym

1148 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, MD 20603


My Gym


Effigy Photography specializes in all forms of photography. Weddings and party’s to models and merchandise. On Saturday, February 10th from 6pm until 10pm Effigy is hosting a Sip & Shoot. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvrs, cotton candy martinis, and decadent cupcakes while you wait to have your private photoshoot. Get your makeup done by a professional makeup artists  or come with your makeup already done! Each participant will need to provide their outfit of choice, as each package includes one look with the choice of up 3 backgrounds/scenes. Participants will receive 5 retouched photos via usb flash drive. For more information on attending this romantic event visit the EVENT LINK.

Southern Maryland Restaurants is a place for food lovers to discover the latest and greatest about restaurants, wineries’ and entertainment in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s County. This reputable site delivers food enthusiasts information, resources and reviews needed to enjoy the flavor, culture and culinary delight available in Southern Maryland area and beyond. Southern Maryland Restaurants is excited about connecting the community to local businesses that have so much to offer.

The Playful Parent is a non-profitting community based resource page that advocates learning through play and promotes family bonding. The website provides information on events, activities, giveaways & more for Southern Maryland families and beyond.  The Playful parent is excited about setting up this give-a-way; it is important for parents to get out and spend time together in order to strengthen their marital relationship and keep a strong bond. Play, Learn, Grow!


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  • The giveaway is open January 26- February 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM. One lucky couple will be randomly drawn to win the date night package (Dinner for two, slot for two kids at My Gym and Sip & Shoot Photo session) to be treated to on February 10, 2018.
  • LIKE the post and COMMENT what you love most about your sweetheart or use a GIF to show your affection.
  • You may enter the giveaway twice! To increase your chances of winning you can enter once on Southern Maryland Restaurants Facebook Page and once on The Playful Parent Facebook Page.
  • In order to win contestants MUST be a Playful Parent & Southern Maryland Restaurant Follower. (Check out the sponsor pages: My Gym, Rucci & Effigy)
  • This Valentine’s giveaway is open to residents in the Southern Maryland area who are 18 years and older. Don’t have to have young kids in the house to win. You can be parents, grandparents or even auties and uncles to win. Even if your partner already entered you still can too!
  • SHARE the love with friends by tagging and posting this on your page (NOT Mandatory.)

***This contest was brought to you by the Dream Date Team; Facebook is not affilated with this giveaway.***


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  1. We fell in love in high school and i still feel the exact same way about him. He is the perfect gentleman

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