Back in March of this year I read a post on my friend Judy blog.http://justalittlesomethingforyou.blogspot.com The post was about a meal that her church puts on for mum's with young children. I thought this was a great idea and so our Women's Group decided to do something similar.
In our church we have a lady who owns a book publishing company
http://www.makebelieveideas.com/ You may have seen her books as she sells them to stores in the UK and USA. She has recently opened up a coffee shop which is geared up for young families. They not only sell great coffee and food but also have lots of toys, books, story times, make your own sandwiches and ice your own cakes sessions for children. I asked if we could borrow her cafe for our venue. We had a great time, lots of mum's from church came along, they brought friends and family and also Mum's from our Toddler Groups came too. We took the opportunity to advertise the Parenting Courses that we run.We served different lasagne's, beef, chicken, wheat free and vegetable versions. Together with lots of lovely deserts. The evening was a huge hit and I am sure we will repeat it in the future.
Thanks Judy for the great idea!