Monday, December 8, 2008

What's going on with Amaya Papaya

Hello my fellow Amaya Papaya supporters,

I am sorry that we have been out of touch over the last month and a half. It has been such a busy month with the Holidays, Amaya's Birthday coming soon and planning for Amaya Papaya. I am currently searching for a new building for Amaya Papaya. Hopefully we will secure a building in the Casselberry area soon. I am working with a pair of brokers who thus far are doing a wonderful job at providing me with information about buildings in the area. We have been successful in narrowing down the search to 3 spaces that I like a lot. Hopefully this week we can begin the process of securing the lease and preparing to make plans to open Amaya Papaya. I am so grateful thus far that I have made connections with so many people throughout this process and hope to continue meeting new and exciting people that are as excited about Amaya Papaya as I am.

If you are interested or know someone who would be intersted in teaching a class or volunteering to read during storytime please leave a comment or email me so we can talk soon.

Please continue to spread the word about Amaya Papaya "where kids play and parents lounge".

Peace and Blessings

Monday, October 27, 2008


Amaya Papaya will be designed to fulfill a child’s dream celebration! Guest will have access to the “Play Lounge” and be able to enjoy a private or semi-private celebration. Amaya Papaya will be available to be rented for private use after hours or on Saturdays and Sundays. Amaya Papaya will also be a great space for baby showers, clubs, churches, organizations and businesses looking for a unique party space.

Amaya Papaya will provide a variety of party packages to meet your needs.

Party packages CAN consist of:

2 Hour Private Party or 1.5 hour semi-private party
1 Party Coordinator
1 Free Visit pass to Amaya Papaya for Party Child
Decorations ( birthday banner, plastic table cloth, balloons - optional)
Amaya Papaya branded paper Invitations or *Eco-friendly electronic Invitations
Generic solid color paper products or themed paper products (napkins, cake plates and utensils)
*Eco-friendly party favors/goody bags
Amaya Papaya branded paper Thank You cards or *Eco-friendly Electronic Thank You notes
Juice or water for children

Add ons - Amaya Papaya will partner with local vendors to offer:
DJ services
Photography services

Party Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 4 pm-6 pm

10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 4 pm-6 pm

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Katie's Faves

While attending the Kids Expo in Orlando this past summer I met Katie's mom Jen. I soon discovered that she was not only Katie's mom but a mom entrepreneur as well. She owns a really cool online kids retail business called Katie's Faves! After talking with her for a while that day, countless emails and phone calls later we have decided to partnered to provide Amaya Papaya customers with Katie's Faves.

Jen ......AND KATIE have traveled the US and scoured the Internet to search for earth friendly, USA made, parent created products thus providing you and I a great collection of items that kids want to have and parents want to buy!

Amaya Papaya will carry and/or have samples of items featured on the Katie's Faves website for you to purchase or custom order!

Until we are open please log onto Katie's Faves to see what the buzz is all about. While your their send, Jen a message to let her know that you heard about Katie's Faves on our blog or better yet purchase a FAVE!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Amaya Papaya will offer eclectic classes and activities for children and parents to learn, grow and create community. These classes will be taught by qualified instructors and will offer families unique experiences to stimulate creativity, awareness and fun. Classes include, but are not limited to:
Play dough
Intro to sports
Parent and me yoga
Music exploration
Arts and crafts
Miniature cooking
Conscious Parenting
Conscious Grand-Parenting
Pre - Birth classes

If you are interest in teaching a class at Amaya Papaya please contact me.

If you have class idea please contact me.

Mission and Promise

To provide children ages 0-5, and their parents a unique experience that will foster a sense of community, inspire family togetherness, social interaction, cognitive development and creativity.

Our promise:
Nurture the spirit of a healthy family
Create an imaginative play environment
Serve wholesome snacks, sell imaginative toys and have memorable celebrations
Be committed to children's social and cognitive development
Embrace change and be committed to growth
Only hire people who love children
Work with local vendors and organizations wherever possible
Be inclusive and welcoming to all families
Be earth friendly

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Play Lounge

The “Play Lounge” will be the focus of the facility. Parents and their children will be welcomed into a shoe free environment that will allow children to learn, explore and have fun as they crawl, walk and run their way through our facility. Each play area will feature age appropriate toys that are safe and checked periodically to ensure no child safety recalls.

Themed play areas:

Market and Café- grocery store stocked with play food and shopping carts, toddler sized kitchen stocked with food, a table and house keeping items

Theatre-stage, dress up costumes, microphones and puppet theatre

Builders’ Square -large blocks

Library- Giant chalk Board, books, puzzles

Playground- wooden indoor play structure that includes a rock climbing wall, slide and ball pit

Discover zone- Running water table and sand box

Baby/Toddler Zone- Soft contained play structures and other age appropriate toys

Arts Studio- Tables and chairs, Daily craft projects, crayons, paper, ect

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I need Money

We are currenty in the process of attempting to secure funds to start Amaya Papaya

Monday, July 7, 2008

What is Amaya Papaya?

Amaya Papaya is an indoor playground in which parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to play while they relax and have a cup of Tea or they can join in with their children and experience the fun of creative play. The main focus of Amaya Papaya will be the indoor Play Lounge, however we will offer a variety of services all in one convenient place.

Learn- children's creative play classes and conscious parenting classes

Party - Birthday parties and special events

Shop - a small boutique/co-op- featuring unique children's toys, clothing, and items created by other parents

Eat- a small snack bar that will feature Sangoma brand Tea's and other healthy/organic snacks.

and of course

Play- the Play Lounge