about a month ago i went on our women’s church retreat and stayed at this swanky hotel with the most incredible amenities. one of my favorites was “raid the pantry” where the hotel would open up a hidden pantry in the lobby, from 10:30pm to 12:30, stocked full of all kinds of yummy food to satisfy their guests’ late night munchies – sandwiches, warm soup, pastries, fruit, potato chips and just about anything you might find in a vending machine. a pregnant girl’s dream come true if i’m being totally honest.
all i could think about while picking out my snacks was how much my kids would LOVE the whole concept. with summer right around the corner and the anticipation of kids that will inevitably be hungry and looking for snacks all. day. long. a locked cabinet seemed like the best place for sweet treats to hide. at least until a movie night or sleepover gives us a reason to indulge with friends.
so obviously (after returning from the retreat) i ran to ikea to purchase one of their lockers and then stopped at costco to stock up on goodies. have you ever shopped at costco solely for snacks and sweets? it was too much fun and really hard to not buy all the things.
just as i imagined the kids about died when i introduced them to “raid the pantry”. we’ve been gone so much on the weekends lately that it’s only been opened up for the kids a couple times in the last month, but it was a big hit with friends and also comes in handy when i need to throw a bribe in my purse (just in case). also there may or may not be any of those peanut butter m&m’s left. not that i had anything to do with that… ahem.
so, what do you think? would your kids love it?
xo . rae