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Well, here it is again…Everyone’s favorite giveaway of the year! Looking back on past years photos; it motivated me to keep the tradition going. Despite the challenges that 2020-2021 poses; I had to make sure that this year’s giveaway is unique. The Playful Parent is excited to announce that one lucky family will be treated to a special Valentine’s Day Package! How would you like to have everything taken care of so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy a night with those you love most?  On Sunday February 14, 2021, one lucky family will be treated to the works: a delicious pizza from Pizza Hotline, a gorgeous floral arrangement by Gateway Florist, scrumptious treats compliments of Family Fun Chocolates, a digital copy of The Croods: A New Age from Universal Pictures and a basket full of fun surprises.  Here’s a little about the Valentine’s Day Giveaway Sponsors for 2021.



Gateway Florist, owned by Kent and Tina Cooksey is located on the families 130 acre farm in La Plata, MD. Gateway Florist is a full service florist offering delivery for all occasions birthdays, get well, sympathy, weddings and for no occasion at all. We offer delivery throughout La Plata as well as Waldorf, White Plains, Mechanicsville, Hughesville and many other areas within Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. Be sure to visit there website or call to order a flower arrangement for your special someone.



Family Fun Chocolates specializes in making high quality treats from scratch, with fresh ingredients and a lot of fun! This creative confectioner takes ideas likes hot chocolate bombs and cake pops and turns them into something fun. Whether your child is into Pokemon or Unicorns; you’re sure to be impressed with the unique and scrimptions made to order creations from Family Fun Chocolates. Please visit their Facebook page and order something special; they are still taking orders for Valentines Day. The winner will be treated to cake pops and hot chocolates bombs!

Family Fun Chocolates


My family and I had the privilege of seeing this awesome movie before it hit the big screen. The Croods: A New Age is absolutely my favorite new release! It most definitely deserves the title “best animation of the year!”  Without giving to much away, here’s a little about the film… In November 2020, this animated adventure comedy produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures was released. The Croods: A New Age is full of action and comedy as the Crood’s meet another family called the Bettermans, who, as their name not-so-subtly hints, believe they are better and more evolved than the clan of cave-people. The artwork and voice actors Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage work hand in hand to make this film entertaining and hands down hilarious. You wont want to miss this film during your next family movie night. I’m excited to giveaway a digital copy for the giveaway. For more information visit their website or visit Amazon Movies.


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Update: Congratulations to this years winner… Mandy Boo

This years Valentines Day Giveaway is open Wednesday February 3, 2021 through February 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM to all local Playful Parent Fans. One lucky fan will be randomly drawn to win this awesome package to be treated to on February 14, 2021. To win you must:

  • LIKE the post!
  • COMMENT or GIF your favorite love story, romantic movie or Valentines Day book.
  • SHARE the love, please tag or share this post to help spread the word. (Not Mandatory)
  • You may enter the giveaway three different ways! To increase your chances of winning you can enter once on the website, Instagram and Facebook.
  • This Valentine’s giveaway is open to residents in the Southern Maryland area who are 18 years and older. You don’t have to have young kids in the house to win. You can be parents, grandparents or even aunties and uncles to win. Even if your partner already entered you still can too!
  • This giveaway is not social media affiliated.

***This contest was brought to you by the Dream Date Team; The Playful Parent would like to thank all the businesses that made donations to make this possible.***


Add yours

  1. A Walk to Remember

  2. 50 first dates for sure! 😍

  3. The notebook

  4. My favorite love story is Ruth & Boaz from the Bible.

  5. The Notebook

  6. PS I love you

  7. Lady and the tramp!!

  8. Krystal Brandstetter

    February 4, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    The note book

  9. The notebook

  10. The Notebook

  11. Ghost


  13. You’ve Got Mail.

  14. Anne of green Gables but man it’s hard to pick after seeing all these

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