**This post has been sponsored by Grapevine Mills to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!**
Is it us or does it seem like school literally just let out for the summer?! By the end of summer most parents are grappling for anything they can do to entertain their kids (preferably indoors) until the first day of school finally rolls around. Between the whining, siblings arguing constantly, and kids looking to their parents for entertainment all day everyday, it can get overwhelming, and just plain exhausting!
We were so excited to come to the rescue and partner with Grapevine Mills for their second annual scavenger hunt this year! They pulled out all the stops and made it just as successful and fun as the previous year.
Families arrived at the event and upon check-in were given their missions. The families were tasked to go around the mall to participating retailers and complete specific tasks. They could visit these retailers in any order they wanted and be as strategic about completing the tasks as they wanted.
Just a few of the highlights were balloons from Old Navy, free pretzels from Auntie Anne’s, free Samples from Agua Cabana, Potato Corner, and Pacuigo, a free kid’s meal at Rainforest Cafe, and a meet and greet with Donald Driver – Wide Receiver for the Green Bay Packers and owner of Driven Elite inside GVM!
So many Grapevine Mills retailers joined in on the fun to make this event a success. Thank you to the over 30 retailers who all had a hand in providing a great morning for our audience! A few of the stores participating included:
- Journeys Kidz
- Oakley Vault
- Driven Elite Fitness & Health
- Old Navy
- Round 1 Bowling & Entertainment
- AMC Theatres
- The Escape Game
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center
- SEA Life Aquarium
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
In addition to the excitement of the hunt, there were also prizes given away. The prizes included an Oakley Backpack filled with gift cards and goodies from LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA Life Aquarium, The Escape Game, Old Navy, BoxLunch, and more ($600 value). A Harry Potter Lunch Box filled with product from stores inside Grapevine Mills such as LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Five Below, Lids, and The Disney Store ($300 value), and a T-Mobile Bluetooth Speaker ($100 value)
Unfortunately, not everyone could be a winner, but each family walked away with an incredible swag bag of goodies and LOTS and LOTS of freebies!
We had so much fun closing out the summer with your families and with Grapevine Mills. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and we hope to see you again next year for another fun-filled morning!
Thank you to RC Photography for capturing all the fun for us!
The full album of photos can be found here.
For more information on all Grapevine Mills events, you can visit them on the web.
Thanks again, and we can’t wait to see you at our next event!