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Have a Daddy/Daughter Date this #ValentinesDay with Strawberry Shortcake #Giveaway {Can Only}

This past weekend while my darling wife was away, I had the chance to take my 2 little princesses on a daddy/daughters date.

And we had a berry good time!

We had the opportunity to go see a Kobo Entertainment production.  The classic children’s cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake along with her friends and special guests The Doodlebops!  To my girls I was an instant hero, because hey, these are celebrities that we got to see in real life.


For my little princesses, this was an instant hit.  They love watching them at home, so to see them in “real life” (as they say) was just a dream come true.  They gobbled it all up and were immersed in the stories that the Doodlebops and Strawberry Shortcake had to share.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Of course Strawberry Shortcake had the longer more in-depth plot which help children to believe in themselves and be who they are.  This was a great message for all the children to hear and see.  Strawberry Shortcake and her friends did a great job of promoting this positive message about self worth and not being afraid of who they are.

Strawberry Shortcake

However the real hero of the night was…me (and this is according to them…I am not that full of myself).  Yes, my daughters made me feel like I was surrounded by royalty.

Daddy Daughter

Daddy Daughter

For those of you who know me, you know that I think the world of the the 3 ladies in my life.  And the 2 that I was in charge of this past weekend were the focus of my attention…and I loved it.  I love to take my girls out on dates and treat them like they are royalty.  Why?  Because they deserve it.  I know that one day they are going to bring home some guy (that I will scare the living sh*t out of) and I want standards set for them — NOW.  I have chosen to give my girls all that I can to make them feel special so they know what to look for later in life.

This was a great time to spend with my little girls.  We all had a great time and walked away from the theater feeling great about ourselves and being thoroughly entertained.  Being a dad and being escorted by 2 beautiful girls, and having a great night of entertainment and some super cool kids meals at a cool restaurant is one way that I made their night and help set them up for the rest of their lives.

Do you do Daddy/Daughter/Son or Mother/Daughter/Son dates with your kids?  Why don’t you try one this Valentine’s Day!


1 lucky Canadian Mommy Moment reader will WIN a Strawberry Shortcake Jammin’ with Cherry Jam DVD and a Strawberry Shortcake book!

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling me one idea you have had for a Daddy/Daughter/Son or Mommy/Daughter/Son date that your kids have enjoyed!

**For those of you interested in catching the Strawberry Shortcake Follow Your Own Berry Beat show, there are dates across North America until the middle of March.  Check out the TOUR DATES for more info**

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  1. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Miss R loves going swimming @ the Y with Daddy.

  2. we sped the day at the skate park

  3. My husband loves to take our daughter out for walks in the push car or on the sled. He is so proud to be out and about in our neighbourhood with her!

  4. Haylie Langwald says:

    Bowling! Everyone always has fun bowling with dad :).

  5. I remember going to the amusement park with my parents when I was a little girl.

  6. Anne Taylor says:

    When I was little, the only dad/daughter date I went on was to a tropical restaurant that had a waterfall and a bridge over a stream….I remember having a Shirley Temple and I was just thrilled!

  7. Erika Birrell says:

    We always go sledding on Christmas Day and Boxing Day!

  8. i still remember disneyland with parents

  9. we love anything that involves spending time together outside! especially special trips to the park, beach, or skating (with a stop for hot chocolate)! thank you!

  10. My kids and went to Elmo live and the wiggles concerts this year for our dates! We also have a family tradition of going to day out with thomas!

  11. My hubby has taken our daughters (well the older 2) on a lot of dates. They’ve gone out to breakfast, lunch and dinner, shopping and hockey games. Sometimes I do special one on one dates with our daughters too but less frequently since I’m home with them all the time

  12. Maegan Morin says:

    My husband and my son go skating together all the time. My son is only 3 and just learning. Its a nice bonding experience for them/=

  13. Susan Meyer says:

    I remember just having days where one of them could chose what we did, what we ate, what shows we watched, games we played. They made all of the choices for the day.

  14. My husband and my son would go on a daddy and son picnic where they picked the food they wanted and played outdoors for the entire afternoon. They always end the picnic with an ice cream sundae dinner.

  15. Going to hockey games are great for bonding!!! :)

  16. I took my daughter to see Dora The Explorer and the Pirate Piggies musical. So much fun!

  17. Maryse B. says:

    spend the afternoon at the park

  18. Brianne Hager says:

    We’ve never gone separately with just my husband or me with the kids, but our kids enjoy it when we all pick a restaurant together and go out for supper as a family. We will usually go somewhere fun together first like the swimming pool or to an indoor playground.

  19. Bike riding with Daddy.

  20. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’ve taken my daughter out for a girls only dinner.

  21. Lori Bazan says:

    Swimming at the pan Am pool

  22. Going to a hockey match.

  23. Lindsay C says:

    My daughter is 2.5 now and has not yet gone on a date with Daddy, but hopefully soon! I remember when I was a little girl, probably about 3 years old, my Daddy took me to see Mr. Dressup at one of the local high schools. I barely remember it, but my Mom has lots of pictures and loves to tell the story :)

  24. Daddy took the boys swimming at a local motel and then an uncle and the boys took advantage
    of the room we rented for the night.

  25. Florence C says:

    I Took them to see Mr. Dressup and Fred Penner.

  26. Christy Martin says:

    The zoo always works. :)

  27. A favorite when my kids were little was a trip to the zoo or a picnic and feeding the ducks after.

  28. Kristi Renout says:

    We’re going to see Disney on Ice this Thursday. Should be exciting!

  29. sandra mitchell says:

    a day at the local fair

  30. Jennifer L. says:

    I take my son out for pizza every Friday and he loves our little ritual.

  31. Sabrina T says:

    Daddy daughter day usually entails a picnic in the park :)

  32. Carol Denny says:

    Go to the movies.

  33. My sons are lucky to have a daddy who works shift work and has lots of ‘man-days’ with them. My oldest likes going for a bike ride best. We just bought a trail a bike so hubby can bring both of them, one on the handlebars and one behind.

  34. went to lunch,,and not at mc ds!!!!

  35. ice skating

  36. Belinda McNabb says:

    My son and I have always enjoyed going out to a movie. It is our date night!

  37. Melanie B says:

    We take turns taking our 4yr old to the movies… and when baby was born I took her to the Sesame Street concert as a fun night with mommy =)

  38. going to the museum

  39. Nina bergeron says:

    dadday and son day out watching a hockey game

  40. Angie Andrews says:

    Daddy and kids like to go to the park

  41. Library Reading time together.

  42. Catherine B says:

    Sunday drive adventures of the city. Breakfast and lunch at different places all the time.

  43. holly messana says:

    i movie date always is a big winner

  44. I always take my son for our haircuts together – just me and him. Then for a treat. It’s always good bonding time.

  45. My daughter/daddy date pick is the build a bear work shop

  46. Callista Meyer says:

    My son loves to go to the Clay Cafe with me (mommy) or for me to take him shopping for lego or a new wii game 😀

  47. My little girl loves to go for a pedicure

  48. Elva Roberts says:

    January 23-One of the places I took my children, when they were younger. was a Child’s place called Fairyland. They absolutely loved this place.

  49. Going to the movies and arcade!

  50. Karla Sceviour says:

    I always used to take my son out for hot chocolate and donuts :)

  51. Tammy Dalley says:

    My boys love our mommy/son days at the water park!!!

  52. Mommy and daughter have enjoyed The Nutcracker

  53. manicures

  54. Glow Bowling is always a hit!

  55. I took my grandson to see the movie Brave & he loved our lunch date & movie.

  56. Our Daddy & Kids favorite date is a one day fishing trip.

  57. she loves going to the movies; to Chuckie Cheese; and has really enjoyed the couple times we’ve been to live shows!

  58. we did disney on ice just before christmas and then grandma had a date with her grandkids and took them to max and ruby!

  59. My DH & my DD6 have Daddy/Daughter dates at the movies. :)

  60. I like to take my boys out for lunch on a ‘date’. We do a Mommy Day or a Daddy Day (he takes them to do something outdoorsy) with them and they love it.

  61. amanda roach says:

    lunch and a movie

  62. Louise Gilbert says:

    we love taking a day and go fishing at the lake

  63. Baking cupcakes :)

  64. May not work with Some (picky) children, … but going out to lunch at an ethnic restaruant – both my kids LOVE sushi (18m and 7 years)

  65. sueboobadoo says:

    My daughters love going for breakfast dates with Daddy and Mommy daughter movie nights including mani/pedi’s :)

  66. Going to a movie and lunch.

  67. My twin girls and I will go to the movies or to live shows like Strawberry Shortcake or to the bookstore together for Mommy and “us” time! Daddy takes our toddler boys to Canadian Tire :)!

  68. We went to Monster Jam

  69. Trips to the salon with mum and fun outdoors with dad.

  70. we love to bake together and then finish the day off with a family board game

  71. i like taking my kids to reel babies movies. get us out of the house doing something fun together.

  72. K.Vassell says:

    My husband and son really enjoy toddler/parent gymnastics class every Saturday morning!

  73. This looks like it was so much fun! We love to do ‘salon’ dates to get our hair ‘did’.

  74. Cathy Canton says:

    My hubby and the kids always have Sunday afternoon movie time. It is often old movies the kids would have even heard of or a Six Million Dolaar Man episode, and they get to eat lunch in front of the TV while they watch.

  75. Wayne Lecoy says:

    Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To WIN The Strawberry Shortcake Jammin’ with Cherry Jam DVD
    and a Strawberry Shortcake book For My Niece.
    In Response To Your Requirement To tell you one idea i have had for a Daddy/Daughter/Son
    or Mommy/Daughter/Son date that your kids have enjoyed!
    I Don’t Have Any Children But My Nieces And Nephews Enjoy Going To The Movies
    Or The Children’s Museum.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!

  76. Judy Williams says:

    My grandkids love a date to the nature park for a picnic. It’s a special treat for us

  77. my little guy is only 2 but so far anything involving snow has been a huge hit

  78. One of ours is a picnic in the park, and we usually take a soccer ball, or a volleyball, if there’s a basketball court we’d take one of those too…or football :)

  79. Laser tag is a huge hit with my husband and sons

  80. My DS love to go the park with the Daddy or myself but we can never go together. This is his special time with each of us

  81. The Movie Theatre…I still go to the movies with my dad occasionally.

  82. Before school, my daughter and I have a girl’s day where we look for a new outfit, school supplies, go out for lunch etc. She’s still young so I hope this continues well into high school…well, college.

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