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Summer vacation is a time when kids get to run around in the sprinkler and take a break from their studies, but it also gives parents a terrific opportunity to get in some quality moments with their children. Many parents worry that their kids will be subjected to the pitfalls of summer boredom, but this can be easily combated by giving your child an experience that promotes family bonding, or one that makes one of their dreams come true. With our exclusive offerings, your child will come out of the summer months excited to return to school and ready to tell their friends all about the incredible moments you shared together.
I think we can all agree that a nice gourmet meal can really hit the spot – but what if your kids were doing the cooking? Let Chef Matthew Accarrino of San Francisco's acclaimed SQPR restaurant play teacher as he takes your child through a step-by-step lesson in fine cooking. You can rest easy knowing that your kids are in capable hands, as Chef Accarino was voted "Best New Chef" in 2014 by Food and Wine Magazine.
While you are welcome to join in the pasta making fun, you could also just sit back with a glass of champagne selected by SQPR's Wine Director Shelley Lindgren, and watch as your children’s eyes light up when they discover the joys of homemade cooking. To top it off, this Pasta Making and Champagne Party finishes off with a three-course lunch in the SQPR dining room, with your child's creation as the main event.
What’s the one thing that adults and children usually agree on? Chocolate! Take your love of the sweet stuff to new heights with an evening chocolate making experience at Woodhouse Chocolate in Napa Valley. Master chocolatiers John and Tracy Anderson will show your family how to turn quality ingredients into molded works of delicious art. The kids will love choosing shapes based on their own interests and decorating the finished creations. At the end of the After Hours at Woodhouse Chocolate experience, your hard work will be sweetly rewarded when you take home your own box of homemade chocolates.
Experience Lady Gaga
Summer with your kids may also mean summer with your teenagers, so if your children are't so child-like anymore, this may be just what would make their September essays of "how I spent my summer" stand out from the rest. And, imagine the look on your teenager's face when they see their idol walking towards them, ready to take a few selfies and talk about their shared love of music. Meet Lady Gaga for the Ultimate Little Monster Experience at artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, where you and your Gaga obsessed kid can meet the pop icon in an exclusive meet and greet complete with a gourmet meal, photo session with Gaga, and premium tickets to her concert. Surprise your Little Monster with this dream experience that will become the greatest day in their young life thus far.
Designed to help you spend more time together, get outside, and make dreams come true, these exclusive IfOnly offerings will make sure that summer is anything but boring.