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Holiday Inn Summer of Smiles

We visited as a guest of the venue

Holiday Inn hotels and Scholastic have teamed up for their first ever “Summer Of Smiles” program. They began the fun family program in June at select Holiday Inn hotels. At the hotels, they will have different activities and Character breakfasts for families to enjoy.

We were invited to come check out the activities at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Anaheim. Right as we walked into the lobby, we were fully immersed in the excitement.

They had Clifford The Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton doing meet and greets with the kids. Each family in attendance was given a Polaroid picture in a frame of their visit with the character.

Children were also given a book to keep them reading all summer long. My daughter received a Clifford book, and my son was given a Geronimo Stilton book. They also had a few tables with coloring and activity sheets for the kids to color and take home.

The staff on hand was fantastic. They helped the kids with the activities and cut out and taped things together for them. My son was very excited to make a Geronimo Stilton magnifying glass.

Geronimo Stilton himself took the time to sit down with my kids when the crowds died down, and he even colored my baby girl a magnifying glass of her own. It was super sweet of them to take the time to make my children feel very special.

My baby girl could not get enough of Geronimo. She kept staring at him and wanted to touch him. My son was having so much fun, that it was hard for him to stop the activities to get something to eat.

Once we finally got our little guy to the restaurant, he was hungry and ready to dig into the breakfast buffet. They had fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pastries, french toast sticks, cereal, fruit, and yogurt. It was delicious. My husband and I both commented on how tasty the sausage and eggs were.

After breakfast, we went back to meet with Clifford The Big Red Dog. We got a family photo taken and then headed home. On our way home our son was talking about how much fun he had. He was smiling ear to ear.

This summer, your family can have an unforgettable experience with your favorite Scholastic characters during the “Summer of Smiles” at select Holiday Inn locations. Learn more about the fun event online.

Dawn Maltin is a Loving wife and devoted stay at home mom to three amazing little boys, and a new baby girl! Her philosophy is family first and everything else second. She is a self proclaimed craft-a-holic. When she is not knee deep in family adventures you can find her making,baking and crafting just about any and everything. If she does not know how to make something, you can be sure she will learn and master it before too long. She also has a love for fine dining,travel and reading.
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