My husband and I enjoy evenings out with friends. Since having kids, we’ve had to make some adjustments to our evenings out. For example, we are now always home before 9 pm. In our “life before kids” we would only leave the house around 9 pm. Keeping the kidlets entertained is also a new priority as it can be a challenge to enjoy an adult evening together while the kids are jumping over the booth seats, but there are a few places that have the adult and kid enjoyment balanced out perfectly. One restaurant we have enjoyed plenty of times is Boston Pizza. They have a menu just for kids, along with a package of goodies to keep the kids busy colouring, connecting the dots and playing games together or solo. The kids always enjoy the activity booklets and it keeps them busy while the adults can enjoy one another’s company as well. Happy kids =happy adults.
A few years ago we purchased the Boston Pizza Kids cards. These little cards are good for 5 kids meals and are available for a minimum donation of $5. The card itself has a value of $35. For myself with 2 kids to feed (they love the Bugs ‘N Cheese) it’s probably the best deal in town. You can even get a 6th meal if you register your card on the Boston Pizza website. I’ll repeat that just in case you missed it… Wait, you can just go back and read that paragraph again.
This year, Boston Pizza hopes to raise $730,000 for the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects. The foundation supports role models and mentoring programs for kids. So the $5 you spend (or donation of your choice) to buy 5 (or 6) meals for your kids, goes directly to helping kids. Some of the foundations BP supports are: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Help Phone, Live Different, JDRF and The Rick Hansen Foundation.
(Photo was taken at the 2014 Boston Pizza Foundation Live Different Build in the Dominican Republic project)
Since Boston Pizza started this program in 1990 (which is 25 years ago already), the Foundation has raised and donated more than $20 million to directly improve the health and well-being of children and families right at home, here in Canada.
We have enjoyed this program in the past; this year, my family and I will be getting a card (or two) once again. Parents, tell your friends and then have an evening out together.
*Disclaimer: This is sponsored, but I can assure that I will be buying this card and using it with my 2 girls!