If there’s any single group of people who experiences the severest form of FOMO possible, it has to be moms.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve perused social media while feeding a baby or while watching my 5th straight episode of Puppy Dog Pals or while changing a diaper (yes, it’s risky but I’ve gotten it down to a science) and been green with envy over the cool events going on in my city that I’m not a part of. Some might say the remedy to this extreme FOMO is to simply limit my social media use; I say “keep a sitter on the reg and hit up as many events as possible until my kids start wondering where I am and calling the nanny ‘mom.’”
Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly doable right now for a mom of two itty bitties (and not exactly financially responsible… or healthy for my children…), so that’s why I’m starting small. I’ve rounded up three things on the horizon in Nashville that I’m excited to do—especially since we’ve all been in total hibernation mode during this frigid winter. Looking for a date night, a girls’ night out or an activity to do with the kids? These three happenings check all the boxes!
March 10th, 6:30-10:30pm
Book your sitter NOW, because this is an adults-only evening where you get to act like kids and finally enjoy the science center on your own (without a little person hanging on you and constantly asking for snacks every three minutes). Oh, and you get to do this while eating delicious food and sipping on specialty cocktails.
Among other ridiculously cool exhibits, the Bash will feature “Fantastic Fractals,” which is three new never-before-seen fractal segments in the Planetarium. (Try having a few drinks and then watching moving fractals paired with music—quite the experience.) MAD Bashers will also be the first to get to try out the “Planet Pollinator,” the new virtual reality module launching on March 10th. Bring your game face for this one—the innovative exhibit is set up like a competition, where users get to act like bees trying to pollinate as much as possible in a set period of time.
There’s also a live auction and silent auction featuring incredible items like can’t-buy box seats to professional sporting events and concerts, plus packages with food/activities/products at an amazing value.
However, they didn’t totally forget about the kiddos: the morning of the Bash from 9:30-11:30am, the ASC will be closed to the public for an exclusive children’s party (kids’ tickets are included with any adult who buys patron tickets). Think of this as a birthday party on steroids with awesome science activities, crafts, a DJ dance party, snacks, party favors and so much more.
For tickets, head to MADbash.org. And once you’re there, be sure to tag @adventuresci and use the hashtag #MADBash2018 to document the awesome time you’re having.
Cheekwood in Bloom Kick Off
Since January seemed to drag on for at least eight whole weeks and February is on track to seem the same, we CANNOT WAIT for spring to show its pretty face. And what better way to welcome in a new season than at Nashville’s beloved Cheekwood surrounded by more than 100,000 blooming bulbs?! You’ll find snowdrops, crocus, hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds, dogwoods (let’s be honest, I have zero clue what most of these are but I’m pretty positive they’ll be an experience my kids and I won’t forget).
Cheekwood in Bloom offers five weekends of family activities including crafts, live music, tours and so much more. There’s also a new Flower House this year to help you celebrate the beginning of warmer weather and longer days in our fair city.
Cheekwood in Bloom runs through April 15th; for more information head HERE.
TENN on Top at Holston House
Opening March 2018
New Nashville hot spots are popping up on every corner like crazy, and our fried #mombrains simply can’t keep up with it all. We always seem to be late to the party when it comes to trying out the newest bars, restaurants and hotels (like, way, WAY late… as in, we still haven’t been to any…). But this time we’re getting a head start on the newest see and be seen bar in the heart of downtown, TENN on Top. Opening in March, the new rooftop bar and lounge boasts amazing skyline views, live music, hot and cold small plates and of course a drink menu brimming with bourbons, scotches, whiskeys, craft beers and wines.
Heck, if you’re feeling *really* crazy and want to take it a step further, enjoy your craft cocktail first at TENN on Top, then make a long weekend of it by heading downstairs for a staycation at the brand new Holston House hotel, a 191-room boutique hotel at 118 7th Ave. N. (Yes, this takes a little more planning… too ambitious of us?? Dream big, mamas.)