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Check out these Cool Places to Host an Atlanta Mommy Meetup

When I moved to Atlanta in 2009, I only knew a handful of people and most of them were NOT parents. Since I became a Mom and launched my blog soon after, I had to get out there and get connected. I turned to the social media site, Meetup to meet like-minded people. I met moms and entrepreneurs back then who are still my Facebook friends seven years later.

I get inbox questions on Facebook about once a month from moms asking where they can host a kid-friendly meeting or just want a playdate where you don’t have to feel the pressure to clean their house. Here are some family-friendly places to host an Atlanta Mommy Meetup and most offer free Wi-Fi.

Host an Atlanta Mommy Meetup

Cool Places to Host an

Atlanta Mommy Meetup

HippoHopp

Atlanta’s indoor eco-friendly playground is one of the first places I met moms with children who are A.J.’s age back in 2010. He was just a toddler, but I was in need of adult conversation while he played. Kids under one are free, there’s a toddler area for the littles and plenty of space for older children to run around. Now it’s my go-to for after school playdates and on days when school is out. Breastfeeding moms have a private nursing room at HippoHopp too and it’s locally owned! We also hosted A.J.’s fourth birthday party at HippoHopp and had a blast.

Address: 1936 Briarwood Court in Atlanta

Phone: (404) 634-4964

Online: HippoHopp website

Cost: Kids under one year olds are free; one & two year olds are $5; ages three to 10 are $9

Food & Wi-Fi: No outside food allowed |Organic cafe with pizza, wraps and smoothies | Free Wi-Fi

HippoHopp Birthday Party ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Olivia’s Dollhouse Tea Room

For moms and daughters I can’t think of anything better than a dress-up party play date where costumes and jewelry are provided. My social media client, Olivia’s Dollhouse can host a weekday (Monday – Thursday) dress-up party for 14 girls and their moms. While you’re having a brief mommy meeting or focus group and using the complimentary Wi-Fi, your girls will live out their dreams in the Olivia’s closet. Split the dress-up party cost ($250) among the attendees and it’s less than $20 per person. Boys are welcome too!

Olivia’s also hosts princess birthday parties with custom themes and princess appearances from Queen Elsa or Sophia the First.

Address: 5075 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 500 in Johns Creek

Phone:404-908-9073

Online: Dress-Up Party at Olivia’s

Cost: Party pricing starts at $250

Food & Wi-Fi: Light snack is included with a dress-up party; ask about bringing your own food | Free Wi-Fi

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Sensations Therafun

I’ve also visited locally-owned and operated Sensations Therafun on snow days (yes, that happens occasionally) and school holidays. Although the multi-sensor activity center is designed for special needs children and their families, everyone is welcome. A.J.’s favorite things to do are the indoor bike track and zip line.

I can see this as a mommy meetup idea if you have more active children who you’d like to jump around with. Maybe a fit mom idea.

Summer camps and therapy by appointment is available at Sensations Therafun too.

Address: 1704 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta

Phone: 404-634-3500

Online: Sensations Therafun FAQ’s

Cost: $17 daily entry free per child; sibling discounts + monthly and annual memberships available

Food & WiFi: Bring your own food and eat in the dining area; vending machines and snacks for sale | No Wi-Fi

Happy Mango Nursing Area

Happy Mango

This eco-friendly retail store also welcome moms to sit, meet, play and shop. It’s mommy owned and operated with plenty of items you for family will love. For diaper wearing and “green” mamas who like to connect, I see this as the perfect place for a playdate.

Breastfeeding moms with are going through Kirkwood can stop by anytime to use the nursing area.

Address: 1996 Hosea L. Williams Dr. in Atlanta

Phone: (404) 600-8387

Online: Happy Mango on Facebook

Cost: Flat Free to reserve the space OR agreed upon shopping minimum for a mommy group.

Food & Wi-Fi: Ask about bringing outside food | Free Wi-Fi

 

Childrens Museum Grand Opening

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children love exploring the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s exhibits, experiments and live shows. After the redesign in 2015, A.J’s been asking to go back even more than usual. There’s always a new exhibit or theme almost every month like the Magic Tree House coming in October.

Moms can easily chat while their children move from station to station. There’s plenty of seating around and a dining area for the food you bring.

Book a birthday party there, as well.


Children's Museum Science Bar
Photo Credit: Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Address:275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW in Atlanta

Phone: (404) 659-5437

Online: Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Cost: Target Free Second Tuesday of the month | Adult & Child Admission & Annual Memberships

Food & Wi-Fi: Outside food is welcome | Free Wi-Fi

 

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Zone of Light Studio

I’ve been meaning to visit Zone of Light Studio and I can’t wait to register A.J. for an art class or school is out camp there soon. It’s mommy owned and operated.  This 9,200 square foot space is available for meetings, parties and events. The large warehouse has five restrooms (three are handicap accessible), a kitchen prep space, a large art/meeting room, a board game room, a dress up room and a black light room.

Art class and camps are available too for a variety of age ranges.

Address: 1202 Zonolite Rd in Atlanta near Emory University

Phone: 404-663-8252

Online: Zone of Light Event Space info

Food & Wi-Fi: Bring your own food | Free Wi-Fi

 Zone of Light Event Space

 

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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