Cuddle Party is a non-sexual workshop and social event that focuses on communication, consent, and platonic touch. Participants will have opportunities to practice identifying and asking for what they want, saying no to what they don’t want, and exploring platonic touch in a safe and inclusive environment. All while wearing comfy pajamas and noshing on yummy snacks!
Important notes about cuddle party:
WHAT TO EXPECT: The welcome circle begins at 2:30pm, which will introduce participants to the rules of cuddle party and offer guided exercises to practice these rules. Afterwards, there will be 2-3 hours available for free-style cuddling, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our cuddle party ends a few minutes before 6:00 with a brief closing circle.
PUNCTUALITY: Allow for traffic and parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 2:00 and close promptly at 2:30. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 2:30.
PARKING: There is limited street parking on San Diego Avenue, as well as surrounding streets like Santa Christina Court, Del Norte Avenue, East Hemlock Avenue, and East Ferndale Avenue. You may also park across the street at Columbia Park, near the tennis courts.
CLOTHING: Wear pajamas or comfortable lounge wear. Shoes are not allowed in the cuddle space.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: You are invited to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group (optional) in the kitchen area. Food and drinks will not be permitted in the cuddle space.
PERSONAL HYGIENE: Avoid perfumes or any other strongly scented products, as some people may be sensitive to these. Make sure you have showered or bathed recently.
HEALTH: Stay at home if you have a potentially contagious illness. We’ll see you at the next one!
ALLERGIES: We have an indoor/outdoor cat that wanders through our cuddle space from time to time. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats, please bring appropriate medication or take care of yourself by not attending this event.
BEHAVIOR: Follow cuddle party rules at all times (these are outlined and practiced during the first hour of the event.) Unwanted or inappropriate actions will not be tolerated and participants not following the cuddle party rules will be asked to leave.
TICKETS: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite. Once you have purchased your ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email.
ABOUT ME: I am currently a Cuddle Party Facilitator in Training.This means I am hosting review cuddle parties where participants can fill out feedback forms to assist me in completing my training to become a certified cuddle party facilitator. I have ten years experience working in early childhood and parent education that will help me to bring empathy, compassion, clarity, creativity and strong leadership into my role as a cuddle party facilitator. I'm so excited to create an amazing cuddle party experience with you!
To learn more about Cuddle Parties, click here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through Eventbrite.
All good things, Autumn Vandiver