Best Seats in the House

when i was your age summer kids picnic table!

Hey, sunshine. We’re gonna pull up a seat and hope you stay awhile.

Protect the littlest beach bums from strong rays with a cabana for one. The pop-up tent has built-in UPF 50+ and a carry case, making it perfect for families on the go.

You could sit all day on a lounge chair and do nothing. Your toddler, however, prefers a little swing in his Adirondack. Prairie Leisure’s all-wood chair swing comes in six bright colors, including red and yellow, and can be hung from a tree (quaint), porch (charming), or swing set (lucky you with the backyard).

From lanyards to popsicles, an old-school picnic table is the perfect place to craft and snack. Susan Bridgefarmer creates each table to order from more than 50 colors, all sealed with a protective coating to weather whatever summer has in store.

this week in seattle!

Professor Banjo’s Kids’ Show and Family Dance

What: Wiggle and sing along to Paul Silveria and W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow’s blend of old-timey music.
Why: Learn square dance moves easy enough for even the littlest steppers.
When: Sat., 3-5 p.m.
Where: OmCulture, 2210 N. Pacific St. (206-829-9969). Adults, $7; children, $5.

The Brementown Musicians

What: Watch the classic folktale about a pack of silly animals and their journey to Bremen.
Why: Everyone who buys a ticket gets a free recording of the book from A Story Before Bed.
When: Thru May 16.
Where: Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St. (206-441-3322). Tickets online at sct.org. Adults, $20-$34; children, $15-$28.

New Mommy Facial
What: Book a thorough cleansing, scrub, and enzyme treatment that’s tailor-made for those in their first year of motherhood.
Why: The aromatherapy massage is pure bliss.
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Suite 300 Skin Care, 5424 Ballard Ave. NW, ste. 300 (206-714-0136). Cost is $75.

Photo: Courtesy of When I Was Your Age

2210 N Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98103
Suite 300 Skin Care
5424 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
201 Thomas St
@ Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109