It’ll be a different kind of Christmas this year but nonetheless I super excited to be celebrating with Oscar despite the restrictions we’re under. Here are a few things we’re doing.
- Wear a Christmas Jumper
I’ve always been a fan of Christmas jumpers and this year Oscar’s is the cute Jingles Reindeer number from White Company.
2. Let them help decorate the tree
I was honestly really surprised Oscar understood the concept of decorating the tree and he loved putting up the baubles alongside his cousins who we are in a bubble with.
We’re not having a big tree at home as I’m worried Oscar will pull it down on himself so I was glad that we got to decorate at my sister’s.
3. Have a Special Toddler Tree
This felt Christmas tree is super safe for bubbas and Oscar loved decorating it.
4. Do a Christmas Eve Box
I’m really enjoying getting together lots of little bits and pieces to put in Oscar’s box for the night before Christmas.
5. Personalised Santa Sacks
I’m looking forward to stuffing these stockings full of gifts for little O! I bought them last year from My 1st Years.
6. Santa to Your Home
This year Christmas grottos are few and far between, we had one booked that unfortunately got cancelled. But I’m seen some amazing companies such as Santa Express Live bringing live santa performances to your home! It’s a bit difficult for us as we live in a block of flats and don’t have a garden but it’s a great idea if you do! Another option is a video chat with Santa like Hamley’s are offering … or if you want a more economical version have a family member dress up as Santa!
7. Reindeer Bathrobe
I just love this reindeer bathrobe and matching bath towel for wearing in the run up to Christmas.
8. Festive pyjamas
9. Create your own Book Nook
I gathered together all the Christmassy books that I had in our house so that Oscar and I could read them daily.
10. Build a Gingerbread House
Admittedly Oscar wasn’t the biggest fan of building the gingerbread house, but I enjoyed building it, and he enjoyed eating it…
11. Visit Santa at The London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum is a great day out for kids of all ages to learn about the history of transport over the last 200 years – the family play area is great too. If you head there now there’s a Winter Wonderland with Santa at the heart of it. It’s not a grotto per se so you don’t need to book tickets but it’s a great chance to get your visit to St Nic in with so few grottos available this year.
12. Visit Covent Garden
Always great for a festive treat – this year is a little different to usual and include a Lego World, daily snowfalls, lots of festive terraces serving food and drink and the famous giant Christmas tree.
13. Open Your Advent Calendars Together
I was really excited to get Oscar an advent calendar that he could have treat from everyday. This one from Organix is the most baby friendly one I could find, and Mr S and I really enjoyed at Hotel Chocolat version.
14. Dress them up
15. A London Taxi Christmas Tour
A taxi tour of the London Christmas lights is a super safe way to see the festive sights! We booked our friend Carl the Cabbie who took us to see The Ritz, Annabel’s, Fortnums, Cartier and more!