Thursday , 24 April 2014

Bedtime Stories Pajama Party – You could win!

We have a winner – Freya H. of Newton, MA will be staying overnight – thanks for all of your amazing comments. We hope you have a blast supporting ReadBoston.

Last year Hotel Commonwealth, in Kenmore Square, hosted a storytelling and pajama party for families in Boston and it was a huge success. This year they’re doing it again to help raise money for ReadBoston, a nonprofit children’s literacy organization founded by Mayor Thomas Menino back in 1995. They’re also generously donating an overnight package to one of our readers! Comment on this post for a chance to win!

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Bedtime Stories Pajama Party is truly a magical night for kids, with professional storytellers and performers all night long. Afterwards, kids enjoy a make-your-own hot ch

ocolate bar with various types of hot cocoa and tons of toppings, while parents shop a library of ReadBoston children’s books from local authors.

Last year about 65 children, ages 3 through 9, assembled on a carpet to sing songs like “Five Little Monkeys” and “Roll Over,” and participate in interactive performances of “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch, “Time to Sleep” by Denise Fleming, and “Don’t Let the Pigeons Stay Up Late!” by Mo Willems. Terry Guiney, former managing partner of Hotel Commonwealth, even read “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, while children nuzzled up beside him.

This year the event will be on Friday, February 25th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The hotel matches the $10 suggested donation from each family. RSVP now.

pancake class for kidsFamilies are also encouraged to make a night of it by booking the ‘Hotel for Kids’ overnight package at a special opening night rate of $219 on Friday, February 25, 2011. And one lucky winner will receive the over night package for free – all you have to do is comment on this blog post. The package includes a special Saturday morning kids’ pancake-making class with Executive Chef Jeremy Sewall of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks. This package also includes:

  • Deluxe family accommodations (up to 2 adults and 2 children) in a Commonwealth Suite.
  • A welcome backpack for kids stuffed with slippers from LL Bean, a bedtime story, flashlight and the hotel’s signature bear.
  • A board game and family-friendly DVD selection..and popcorn!
  • Homemade cookies and milk upon arrival
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • and more!

Remember to comment on this blog post for a chance to win!

For more information, contact Hotel Commonweatlh at 617.532.5017 or email them at!

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  1. What a great idea! The kids (and us, let’s be serious) would love a mid-winter getaway!

  2. What a great activity!

  3. Great idea for the wintery weather!!! Hope to get to spend an evening downtown!!

  4. I think the “supervising adults” would have just as much (if not more) fun than the children! What a fun event!

  5. Sounds fantastic! What a great way to spend time together as a family!

  6. Sounds like fun

  7. This sounds like so much fun! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. What a perfect getway for the entire family.

  9. What a great way to spend quality time together as a family!

  10. This sounds like so much fun. would love the overnight accomodations since the hour drive home would be kind of a buzz kill to all the fun!

  11. What a great activity for the family – especially on my 40th bday! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Sounds like a blast. Calvin loves books, and what’s better is books with friends

  13. PJs, stories AND a hot chocolate bar?!? Not only would my daughter love this, but her daddy would too!

  14. What a great way to beat the winter blah’s!!! My daughter would LOVE this magical night (as would I !!!!) Thank you!

  15. Thanks for the great post on this event. I will post as well to help get the word out on this wonderful event that allows kids to have fun and help other kids read. It’s a win-win-win for everyone and makes me proud of my city!

  16. This is perfect escapade for everyone in the family. I wish there is one like that in our town too. It’s pretty cool to have all those lovely amazing kids.

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