On Aug. 21, Scholastic and Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt are teaming up to celebrate the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years and experience this unique celestial event. The hotel is along the eclipse totality line, providing families with the optimal view of this rare celestial occurrence. Kids and parents alike will learn about space with the “Magic School Bus Presents: Our Solar System” book while cherishing this unforgettable moment together. There will be space-themed crafts, story time and photo ops with Scholastic characters and special glasses provided for guests to ensure optimal eclipse viewing. The solar eclipse viewing party is complimentary for hotel guests. My family and I have also been invited to join in on this historic event!
This event is part of the Holiday Inn brand’s Summer of Smiles program, a new offering that provides in-hotel experiences curated for families complete with entertainment for all! These special occasions are the perfect way to spend quality time together and create lasting memories.
You might be asking yourself “What exactly is a solar eclipse?” This event occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
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There are a lot of things that I think that I’m good at. I think I’m pretty good at making people laugh, fairly decent at nail art and can make one hella spinach and cheese Quiche. Outside of that…I don’t have one crafty bone in my body. And I sure as heck am not the best cook.
Now for someone who loves to entertain and party as much as me, you would think I’d figure out a way to decorate my house like something straight out of pinterest. I mean I have thousands of pins dedicated just to being crafty and what not! But alas I just can’t pull it off. What I can do though is buy some delicious food and a few decorations and make it look like I put W A Y more effort into than I really did!
If you’re like me and you struggle with trying to keep up with the Martha Stewart’s of the world, than you’ve come to the right place! The Big Game is just around the corner and I’ll help you get ready so that all of the football fans (and their fur babies) will feel right at home.
To make the party a success all you need is food and drinks! It’s that simple. I started off by going to my local Sam”s Club to get the food. They have this amazing Pizza Family Combo deal that is only $13.98! It includes a large 16″ pizza (cheese, supreme or 3 meats), cheese sticks, 1/2 dozen of cookies and a 2-liter of Coca-Cola. I wanted to add a little “green” to the party meal so I also picked up one of Sam’s Club’s delicious salads. [Read more…]