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Fun Things For Kids During Christmas

Fun Things To Do With The Kids At Christmas

Hey Guys!

Just an update on our 12 Days of Christmas competition we have been running all week. We have seen people winning Banaba bibs, booster cushions and other great gift but the festivities have only just started.

Today is a very special one for Minene as we are giving away one of our cosy fleece blankets to a charity chosen by you! We at Minene feel it’s important to teach our children about the importance of giving, especially at this time of year and out Santa’s Little Helper is very excited.

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Giving is just one of the fun things kids can do to get exciting during the Christmas season, here are some fun activates you and your little ones can do during the run up to Christmas:

Charity:

There are many charities to get involved with around the Christmas season, and as mentioned before it can be very rewarding and exciting for children to get involved with charity at such a young age. Some great examples are Crisis for Christmas which allow you to really get stuck in and work at homeless shelters feeding the hungry and clothing the homeless.

Another example is giving to GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital). You and your child can go out, choose present such as board games and teddies, wrap them up together and take them up to the hospital for the poor children who will spend the holiday in hospital. You also get a chance to play with the children as well which is always a bonus.

Christmas Cooking:

I like to call it Christmas cooking because you get to cook all types of Christmassy treats such as ginger bread snowmen, marshmallow snowmen, and Christmas tree cake pops. There are so many fun things to do in the kitchen and end up lots of Christmassy treats that look pretty in the house as well.

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Making Christmas Cards:

Arts and crafts is always fun but even more so when its Christmas themed. With cotton wall snow men and Rudolph’s with glitter red noses you can really get stuck in and make fun cards, makes a change from the same old ones we get every year J

Games:

Pin the nose on the Rudolph! A Christmas rendition of pin the tail on the donkey. On a large piece of paper make a Rudolph face but without the nose. On red card cut out a circle to use as Rudolph’s nose. Get the kids blind folded and pinning the nose on the Rudolph, great for Christmas day as well!

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There are lots of things to do over Christmas and keeping up with our 12 Days of Christmas is also one of them. Over the next 8 days we will be giving out storage baskets, bedding sets and so much more. So keep an eye out on our social media pages and click below to sign up for our emails updates.

Merry Christmas

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Cute Winter Clothing has arrived for AW14/15

Our first official clothing season has started and we are so excited. Our gorgeous new baby & children’s clothing line features a range of fabric collections and designs in ages NB through to 2 years.

One of my favourite collections is the Winter Cotton Collection. The gorgeous designs are just the begging with this lot! The cotton is super thick and cosy, unexpectedly thick especially with the little body suit. A stand out for me is the little 2 piece outfits ‘Little Striped Lass’ & ‘Little Pink Petal’, they have pretty body suits & little trousers that are part track pant, part harem pant, making for a cute, stylish & really warm little outfit. You can see below….too cute!

 

Minene's Winter Cotton Collection

The Winter Cotton Collection for little ladies

The Winter Cotton Collection will be live on the website this weekend and we can’t wait! From little two piece outfits to cute onsies for little boys and little girls, I’m sure you will find the right outfit for your little fashionista! Because this is our first season, the sizes are limited so if you like what you see…buy buy buy!

Minene's gorgeous Winter Cotton Collection features a range of cute & stylish outfits for NB to 2 years

Minene’s gorgeous Winter Cotton Collection features a range of cute & stylish outfits for NB to 2 years

 

On the 9th & 10th Days of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to you…

Pyjamas!! And we know every child needs a new pair of pyjamas to wear on Xmas eve!!

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#mineneslittlehelper picking pyjama time fun for the 9th & 10th days of Xmas

She is digging mighty deep now, as the days tick down! This weekend we will give away 1 pair of boys pyjamas and 1 pair of girls pyjamas, each day (that’s 4 winners all together!)

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Some of the gorgeous pyjamas that are available to win! Thank you #mineneslittlehelper

Minene’s childrens pyjamas are made from soft jersey cotton and come in a range of cool styles, including long john ‘rocket man‘ and loose cut ‘Olga Le Owl‘ just to name two! Each style is available in ages 1-6 years and arrive lovingly packaged within an organza gift bag.

To win… tell me which style pyjamas your little one would like, his or her size AND what their favourite bedtime story is! As always #mineneslittlehelper as without her…there would be no prizes! You can enter on Facebook or Twitter or leave a comment on the blog…in fact if you do all 3…you will get 3 entries!! 😉

Good luck! All 4 winners will be announced on Monday and we will endeavour to send the that same day so they have a chance of being with you on Tuesday, just in time for Santa 🙂

On the 3rd day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me

Can’t believe we are at day 3 already! Our #mineneslittlehelper is certainly getting the hang of it now! 😉 So you ask… would did she give you on the 3rd day of Xmas?

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#mineneslittlehelper choosing the gift for the 3rd day of Xmas (hat on! and biscuit in hand)

A snuggly teddy bear- that she, herself is very taken with!! And seeing as it is day three…. why not give away 3!! 🙂

snuggly teddy prize

Brand new teddies are on the #mineneslittlehelper list for day three!

To enter todays competition we would like you to take to your  instagram accounts or facebook or twitter;  take a pic of your little one’s fave teddy (or your own!)  tag us in the comment @mineneuk, so me can see it and #mineneslittlehelper

We will pick one person at random and the other 2 winners will be the images with the most imagination! These teddy bears are new to Minene and will be launch in June 2014! They are extra snuggly and cute… not to mention a perfect stocking filler! Good luck and have fun! xx

 

 

On the 1st day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me…

A Mibooster Cushion!!!!

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#mineneslittlehelper making sure gift 1 is a good one!

The competition has finally begun, after a bit of a slow start! So what will you have to do to win all of these AMAZING prizies and how will it all work? Each day at 10am we will announce the previous day’s winner and announce the new competition. They will all be based around social media platforms, as it gives everyone a fair chance! We hope you have lots of fun playing along… and that you win something! There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs over the next 12 days, so get entering!

To enter today’s competition all you have to do is choose your Mibooster colour, the one you would choose if you were the lucky winner! Then tweet

On the 1st day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me..1 Mibooster cushion!  I’d like a (insert colour) one @mineneuk please! 🙂

Tweet and retweet as every tweet counts as an entry! Entries close at midnight tonight, Wednesday 11th December 2013. The lucky winner will be announced on here tomorrow morning at 10am…at the same time that the new competition will be launched!! 😀

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Sales this weekend!

Our 1st Birthday celebrations continue at Minene, and this weekend we have some fantastic discounts!

Our brand new Cream Flowers storage is on offer:

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Large storage basket is £20 (was £25)

Small storage basket is £8 (was £12)

Small Storage box is £10 (was £14)

Underbed Storage box is £20 (was £27)

AND as if that wasn’t enough, our Baby Bath Support is reduced from £20 to £14 in all four colours.

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More great offers coming soon!

 

Soaking up the last of the Summer Sun

The school summer holidays might be over but the sun is still shining bright at the moment. We have been getting out into the sun this weekend, and baby Emma is loving the fresh air, I am loving feeding her lunch outside (baby led weaning is messy!).

Our playtimes honestly wouldn’t be complete without the Minene Portable Activity Mat. It is padded, it has a waterproof layer on one side and a lovely patterned side which has toys attached.

IMG_2851It’s not just a product that will get used in the summer alone, it can be taken anywhere with the use of its handy bag. It is great for baby group and taking on family visits, especially great for the ones who have no children and cream carpets!

Grab yours at: http://www.minene.co.uk/dc/Accessories/Portable-Activity-Blanket_sky-blue#.Uizf8MaTgTU

 

Facebook Giveaway!

Who fancies winning something lovely? Of course you do, and it’s really simple to enter.

Simply ‘Like’ Minene Facebook page, share one of the ‘Giveaway’ pictures, and when we reach 1600 likes we will randomly select one of the ‘sharers’ to win some of our lovely storage.

If you are the lucky winner you will get to choose the style and colour of the storage you win. This will consist of either a large box, or large basket. It will also include a small basket or small box. Both in the pattern of your choice. This is worth up to £41!

minene storage comp

But that’s not all, when we reach 2000 likes we will be giving away a 3 in 1 activity mat worth £79 to one follower.

minene 3 in 1 playmat

Get liking and sharing!

Terms and conditions:

Open to UK and Ireland residents only. Winners will be picked at random from likers of the Minene UK Facebook page. No purchase necessary.