Let’s face it, everyday as a parent is a one big scavenger hunt. Where are your shoes? What’s in your hair? Where did you hide my ____(fill in the blank)? What do you want for dinner? The list is endless.
There are so many stressful things about being a parent, so when you have the opportunity to do something you both enjoy you take it! This year, we kicked off our annual Playscape Tour with just that…a scavenger hunt. Our friends at Grapevine Mills put a ton of work into planning a fun morning filled with hunting, surprises, and special treats.
Upon arrival, each family was given a checklist of tasks and participating stores. With lists in hand, each family set off with a different plan in mind to make it to the finish line. From frappuccinos to pool toys, the surprises and gifts along the way were endless. Each participating retailer had a fun task or special gift for each family who crossed their threshold looking to add a check to their list. We even had an actual local police officer patrolling the mall waiting for families to approach and ask a secret question. There were families running all over the mall but one thing was consistent, everyone was having a blast!
As families began arriving at the finish line, their task list was surveyed and once complete they were cleared to enter the amazing drawings Grapevine Mills organized for the event. Two families walked away with gift baskets filled to the brim with gift cards for retailers throughout the mall. Perfect timing for the back to school shopping just around the corner! For those not lucky enough to go home with a gift basket each child received a giant bubble wand as a consolation prize to go along with all the swag they collected throughout the morning.
I think it’s safe to say everyone had an absolute blast, and we can’t thank Grapevine Mills enough for being such gracious hosts! We can’t think of a more fun or more perfect way to have kicked off our annual summer playscape tour! Everyone who attended also received a ticket for complimentary valet parking as an invitation to return. With Tax Free weekend just around the corner on August 11-13th, I can’t think of a better opportunity to return!
Also, a huge thank you to AKA Photography for capturing all the fun of the morning! Thank you to all the retailers who participated and made such a fun morning possible for our families who attended. We had so much fun with each of you, and look forward to seeing you at our next playdate.
For information on our remaining playdates please visit our event page here.