I am feeling so festive this year and so super excited for the main day. I don’t know why but things just feel much more magical this year. I have been looking for a good enough excuse to dust off our Christmas Jumpers and thankfully Save The Children UK gave us just the right reason. We were invited to come along to a kids workshop event as they got ready to launch their 5th annual Christmas Jumper Day.
This year the Christmas Jumper Day is focused on the silly theme. The Christmas Jumper Day is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas, celebrate being silly and most of all help to raise money for children all across the world. Save The Children UK have even gained some amazing partners that are supporting the Christmas Jumper Day which is set for Friday 16th December 2016. You can support this cause too by donating £2 or even hosting your own silly Christmas Jumper Day fundraising events. All the information can be found here.
It took us a while to get through all the traffic lights of London and make our way to Westfield Stratford City, but eventually we got there. I had bought two new Christmas jumpers for P2 and P3 (P1 was unfortunately at school) and they were both super proud of them. P2s had a cute little reindeer and snowman on it, and P3s had the infamous Peppa Pig on it.
A little area at the back of the food court had been completely transformed into a little festive, fun filled place to hang out with a few bloggers. The partners that are helping to support Christmas Jumper Day had each provided items to make our little morning super fun. Ella’s Kitchen had supplied the kids with little pouches including their new jingle belly Christmas Dinner pouch which can be purchased in stores now and every sale of these Ella’s Kitchen will be donating 30p to Save The Children.
P3 was interested in the different Fisher-Price toys that had been provided. Fisher-Price are donating £1 from each sale of their Laugh & Learn range in Argos to Save The Children to help children around the world be given the opportunity to explore through play. We love Fisher-Price and was super pleased to see them getting involved in such a worthy cause. P3 seemed more interested in playing outside in the little play area in the food hall unfortunately as she gets a little overwhelmed in intimate situations.
However, P2 really enjoyed getting crafty with the various different craft options laid out across the table. She had the opportunity to try her best to design next year’s Christmas Jumper for either Bruno or Benji. These bears can be bought in WHSmith for £4.99 each with £1 being donated to Save The Children. But you can also get your own template to enter the competition to design their mini jumpers for next year or find out more about the competition by heading to their website. P2 did amazingly with cute glitter glue pens and sticking bits on, take a look at her design here.
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I quite enjoyed the crafting table. I got to speak with Ami from My Mummy Spam and of course the lovely people at Save The Children. We were offered plenty of snacks and drinks too. With the help of Ami’s Husband and a lovely lady at Save The Children, I learnt how to make a Pom Pom and ended up making two rather cute pom pom snowmen for P2. It was a really cosy, chilled event and I had such a brilliant time. But it wasn’t over.
We were able to experience the Westfield Grotto. We had been last year and had a lovely time so I was pretty excited to see what the girls thought of it now they are a year older. It’s Kung Fu Panda themed this year and P2 seemed really excited by this. It was exactly the same layout as last year but with the different characters. Santa was super friendly and really attentive to the girls, he took his time to make jokes and figure out what P2 was telling him. They loved it!
I urge you all to wear your Christmas Jumper on Friday 16th December. Please share a photo and get the word out using #ChristmasJumperDay and help Save The Children UK to raise very important funds for children all around the world who are in desperate need. But also, between 21st November and 2nd January 2017, Papa John’s is giving customers the chance to donate 50p to Save The Children UK for every XXL Pizza sold. Which I think is a great excuse to order in a pizza!
I created a little video from our day and I hope you like it! Don’t forget, I am taking part in vlogmas this year so head over to my channel to get daily videos in the lead up to Christmas!