Last week we were invited to attend CottonOn Kids’ Little Reindeer Academy at Sandton City. It was a fun-filled morning with our kids as they took part in little activities throughout the store. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly smiles and reindeer horns. First up we were given our reindeer names, ours were ‘Blazing Razzle Dazzle’, ‘Happy Razzle Dazzle’, and ‘Blazing Mc Twinkle.’
Our girls then dressed up in an array of tulle and sequinned dresses and sparkly shoes which is one way to my three year old girls’ hearts. Francie was excited to have her first “ballet dress” and showed everyone in store.
The next activity was face painting. My twins chose a heart and a flower for their cheeks.
Next up we were shown around the store. CottonOn Kids has some great stocking stuffers and Christmas present ideas – from activity books and unicorn wands, to musical instruments and novelty swimming caps. The drums and xylophone provided a lot of entertainment. I also spied giant santa sacks, cool wrapping paper, and Christmas garlands. The trick was sneaking gifts into my basket without the girls noticing. I always love CottonOn’s approach to children in store – they don’t mind them taking part in the shopping which makes it much easier for moms.
Aside from their summer range of clothing, CottonOn also has Christmas-themed items. It is quite fun to have one or two pieces just to wear around Christmas, like the “FaLala” pyjamas on Christmas eve, or a reindeer T-shirt for a hot Christmas day.
We then moved to the colouring-in table where there were rainbow cupcakes waiting as a treat. All three girls enjoyed colouring in their Reindeer Academy certificates. I would say they graduated with flying colours!
The Little Reindeer Academy created a wonderful in-store experienced that really focused on children. Combined with super staff that had endless energy for kids, and great products, it made for a wonderful shopping experience for the moms too!
Thanks to Robyn Davie for all the photographs.