Editor’s Note: Plum Organics baby food treated 50 NYC Dads Group members and their significant others to a night out sans kids Sept. 22. Member Corbin Younger wrote up this report on the #ParentingUnfiltered party.
For parents, weeknights are usually reserved for helping our kids with homework and getting them ready for school the next day. Procuring a babysitter for a Thursday night requires a special event, and Plum Organics provided one Sept. 22 — a stylish soiree at the Morgans Hotel, a chic boutique establishment near midtown Manhattan in its exclusive Reserve Lounge.
Plum Organics treated us royally in a sleek, modern setting that proved a far cry from the child-centered events many of us go to regularly. Those of us attending this Parents’ Night Out were pampered with an open bar with top shelf drinks and exquisite appetizers that did not pull any stops. It is rare to go to similar events where a decadent item such as tuna tartare is offered on appetizer-sized spoons. The night ended with a sumptuous banana custard given out by top dessert maker, Magnolia Bakery. In addition to the food and drink being served, Plum Organics set up a photo booth where you could put on costumes and flourishes for unique poses.
As we departed, each attendee received a bag filled with Plum Organics products. It included organic oatmeals and fruit snacks for the kids, health and beauty items such as lip balms and hand sanitizers, and even organic coffee for the adults. But what made the evening special was the opportunity to just relax and have conversations with other dads and their partners. Some of the exchanges naturally centered around our kids, yet it felt like a guilty pleasure of discussing other aspects of our lives with fellow parents in a relaxed atmosphere that made this event so enjoyable.
Thanks to the very generous Plum Organics people for arranging this event. I hope we have other opportunities to pair up!