What To Do This Weekend: Pippa and Julie, Cupcake Parties & More!

Macarons and music? Sign Zelda and I up! That’s just one of the activities coming up next week in Chicago. There’s also fun for little fashionistas with Pippa and Julie, and a Beauty and the Beast singalong for those who are still obsessing over the movie. Don’t delay, these both take place on Saturday, April 1st! If your crew is fully booked and needs a little more notice, mark your calendars for the Cars event later in next month. If Spring Break is taking you to the southeast coast, consider making a stop in Charleston. There’s plenty to do and it’s so pretty!

Pippa and Julie, cupcakes parties and more in Chicago.

Photo Credit: The Real Chicago, Disney, Sasha’s Royal Closet, Red Tricycle and Williams-Sonoma.

Bubbles Academy at Vanille Patisserie: Once a month, Vanille Patisserie hosts Bubbles Academy at their Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations. If you’re in Lakeview, it takes place every 2nd Wednesday of the month, and in Lincoln Park it is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The fun begins at 3:30pm at both patisseries!  

Cars 3 Tour: You might already know that the third installment of the Cars movies is making its debut on June 16th (and if you didn’t, know you do so mark your calendars!). But that’s not all, a Lightning McQueen replica will be on display at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg from April 21-23rd. More details with become available as the date nears, but this one is worth putting on your calendar now!

Pippa and Julie Design Your Own Dress Event: Zelda and I love Pippa & Julie, and on Saturday, April 1st at 10am they are hosting a special event at Von Maur Yorktown Mall. Littles can flex their creative muscles by designing their dream dress, and then enter that design into the contest. The winner will win the dress they design! 

Museum of Contemporary Art Stroller Tour: On Wednesday, April 1st, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for their monthly stroller tour. You and your babe can take in some art, and maybe meet fellow art loving crews while you’re there. If this one doesn’t fit into your schedule, they host this event the first Wednesday of each month, so just catch the next one! Get admission information here

American Girl Cupcake Party at Williams Sonoma: We love American Girl, and we love Williams Sonoma! On Saturday, April 8th they are hosting an Easter cupcake party with their line of American Girl products (the $30 admission gets you a cupcake set!). It begins at 10am at the Lincoln Park location. One last note, this one is best for babes between the ages of 8 and 13. 

Celebration of Beauty and the Beast at Barnes and Noble: With the release of the movie, Beauty and the Beast is back on everyone’s radar. And because of it, Barnes and Noble is making it the subject of one of their story time sessions! There will also be singalongs and more! Join in this Saturday, April 1st at 11am at their Clybourn location. 


What do this weekend in Charlston, South Carolina.

Photo Credit: JTE Marketing, Columbia Living Magazine and Famous Wonders. 

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe: This cafe focuses on desserts only, so make it a special stop after dinner! They have a ton of ice cream treats that sound amazing for kids and grown-ups alike.

South Carolina Aquarium: This aquarium looks like it’s a blast, especially because they have a special Lego BricksALIVE exhibit! Animal lovers and Lego enthusiasts will flip over this. See here for ticketing information.

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