I had the pleasure of filling in for Jenn at the Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month event at Miami International Mall yesterday. The event was on the second floor Macy’s children’s department. This event celebrated the diverse Hispanic community in South Florida. I brought my husband and both children along: Lydia (4) and Bryce (2).
At the event, there were two craft tables set up. We began by creating a map of all of the Latin American countries and their flags. Lydia and I worked together to cut out the flags and glue them to the map.
Next, we made picture frames with craft foam, markers, and model magic. These could be used for the photos taken with Nickelodeon’s Diego.
Other highlights of the event included Vita Coco Coconut Water sampling, face painting, a balloon maker on stilts, and the chance to meet Diego.
The highlight of this event, for me, were the salsa dancers. They put on a great performance and let the children join in, too.
Customers who purchased $25 or more in the Macy’s children’s department received a free Dora backpack, and with a $50 purchase, a gift from Goya including rice, beans, and seasoning. With such a rich, diverse Hispanic culture in South Florida, the Macy’s at Miami International Mall was the perfect location for this event. The kids had so much fun!
Dr. Carrie Wells is a mother of 2, wife, college instructor, and passionate blogger. She loves writing about child development, healthy eating, and natural living on her blog Huppie Mama.