So you just finished reading Eloise and your kid wants to be a rawther spoiled little girl? You could blow $3,500 on a trip for her and five of her friends to stay at the Plaza as part of their special Live Like Eloise package.
Or you could pick up the movie from Netflix, borrow your neighbor’s Pug and put on a bad English accent and play Nanny at home for free. Just sayin’.
Cashing in on one of my personal faves (yeah, she’s spoiled, but she’s spunky!), the Plaza Hotel is trying to get parents to blow their cash on a New York City vacation in the middle of an economic disaster by marketing two Eloise packages for little suspender-wearing divas everywhere.
The biggie is the Live Like Eloise Slumber package for $3,500. That’s six guests staying one night with slumber party snacks, DVDs a copy of Kay Thompson’s Eloise Guide to Life: or How to Eat, Dress, Travel, Behave and Stay Six Forever plus “super duper sundaes.” Oh yeah – and you get Eloise postcards with “complimentary postage,” because when you spend more on a night in a hotel than most Americans make in a month, the least they can do is throw in a few stamps.
If you’re not in the mood to take a whole group of screaming six-year-olds to the Big Apple, you can save some cash and stick to the sundaes, book and postcard for $895 if you bring just one Eloise. What do you know, they’ll even throw in some complimentary postage on that one too.
Even better news? You can get a Upromise kickback to their (floundering) 529 plan if you book online. Or you could just put $3,500 in their college account and read them books before bed. Just sayin’.
What would you “rawther” do with your “mostly companion”?