Create a wonderland for your kids this festive season
Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year for children and adults alike. This is the time where you can pull out all the stops in adding colour and quirky decorations to create a festive feeling which the whole family will love.
But if you are stuck for ideas on how to make your kids Christmas more colourful, just have a look through our tips and tricks to help create a fun and memorable Christmas for your little ones. In this article, you’ll find ideas for decorating your kid’s bedroom, for making the dining and living room more child friendly and even some imaginative craft ideas.
Let’s get started…
Christmas decorating ideas for kids
Get crafty and creative
Let your kids’ imagination run wild with a play den where they can escape to and play games in. Why not get creative and help them to construct their very own den? Use thin planks of wood and fabric to create a tepee tent, or if you’d rather use household items, you could put a spare sheet on top of a couple of clothes drying racks for a makeshift den. Decorate the inside of the tent with string lights, like our Copper Wire Lights – set to be a big seller this year! We also love these adorable Metal Mitten and Hat String Lights, and our Fluffy Colour Changing Light Chain. You could also make your own bunting from old pieces of fabric to hang around the tent. Whether it’s playtime, downtime or even naptime, every child’s bedroom should have a den!
Use string lights to make attractive designs on the wall, like this Christmas tree and house design made with multi-coloured string lights (pictured) using suction clips or blue tack. Or similarly, attach baubles to the wall to create a tree or star design. This makes a lovely and unique feature that kids will be proud to show their friends.
Another fun decorating idea is to fill a glass bowl or large vase with an assortment of jazzy baubles.
Perhaps you could set aside an afternoon to get crafty with your kids. Use glue and glitter to create a selection of unique baubles, or use chalk to decorate our Blackboard Baubles (pictured). Your bowl or vase can then be placed in the middle of the dining table or a coffee table to make an attractive centrepiece.
Use colourful decorations
Designed with children in mind, our Jolly Festive collection is all about bold, bright and cheerful decorations. You can transform your kid’s bedroom into a magical wonderland with eye-catching baubles, like our 12 Pack of Jolly Festive 30mm Baubles, these are the ideal size for a small tree that will fit perfectly in your child’s bedroom.
We stock a selection of brightly coloured 3ft Christmas trees, the 3ft Orelle Tree Pink (pictured) is great for instantly adding colour. Adorn the tree with hanging decorations, like this Sitting Polar Bear Felt Decoration, or the Pink Glitter Unicorn Decoration from our Enchanted Winter collection. Use our Fairy String Lights to dress the tree, and finish the tree off with our Grey & White Angel Tree Topper. Putting up a small tree in your children’s bedroom means that they can decorate it themselves. It also makes a nice alternative to a stocking, as you can place little presents under the tree as a nice surprise for kids when they wake up on Christmas Day morning.
Other ways to add some Christmas cheer to their room is to use indoor light silhouettes, such as the Multicolour Wooden Star (pictured). This multicolour star also acts as a nightlight for particularly young children who may have a fear of the dark. Another illuminated accessory that will be popular with kids are our light-up window suckers. Available in four different characters; Fairy, Santa, Snowman and Penguin.
Soft toys and musical animations
Bring the bedroom to life with furry toy animals and characters that can sing, dance and move around! This year we are introducing the Unicorn Animation, Fairy Animation, Dancing Santa Animation and the Singing and Walking Polar Bear Animation. We’ll be bringing back our firm favourites, such as the Roll Over Cat and the adorable little Talk Back Elf. These friendly faces can make a nice addition to the bed along with cushions and funky bedding. Or, they can sit on the floor in a toy corner or on top of a bedside table or chest of drawers.
Our Fairy Animation is raising awareness of the work that we do with our charity partner Shelter. Over 128,000 children in the UK sadly won’t have a home this Christmas. For every Fairy Animation that we sell, we will donate a minimum of £2 to Shelter. This incredible charity is on a mission to combat homelessness and give families a place to comfortably live and sleep. By purchasing a Shelter fairy animation, you are playing a big part in changing the lives of children and families who need your help.
Create a junior dining area
Why not give the children their own dining space for your festive meals? Make space at the end of the dining table or add a small table just for them!
Having a separate area allows them to all mingle together, and they won’t have to get involved with all the uninteresting topics of conversation happening over on the adult’s end of the dining room.
Use bold and colourful decorations and lights, and you could even place creative name tags and crackers filled with little toys and jokes that kids will enjoy. Our Jolly Festive collection is full of vivid decorations and accessories, we love the Sequin Detail Bauble and the Polyresin Character Fairy. As well as being a place to eat food, this can double up as a creative space where kids can cook together, decorate gingerbread men or get messy with other food related activities. Why not pick up one of our Santa Hats for kids to wear.
Funky stockings and gift wrapping
Use attractive paper, bows and ribbons to make the presents you give your children look extra appealing. This year we’ll be offering a selection of wrapping paper in different designs. Our Jolly Festive Penguin Wrap features cartoon penguins and snowmen in woolly hats. For older children, our Enchanted Winter Stags Wrap is a lovely choice showing white stags and Christmas trees against a silver background.
Another nice touch that kids will love, is to put presents into a gift sack. Not only does this make Christmas morning more exciting, it also stops presents from getting muddled up. We have a great Enchanted Forest Sack, and a Felt Character Penguin Family Sack. Using a gift sack for kids makes the whole experience even more magical!
And don’t forget stockings. They can be hung on the mantelpiece or on your child’s bedroom door. A stocking is a good option if you prefer to open big presents after the Christmas meal or later in the day. This way children are kept entertained with some little toys or gadgets, and it’ll stop them from asking to open the presents under the tree all day. We have lots of different types of stockings, from a traditional Red and White Stocking to really eye-catching stockings such as our Fairy Stocking with a Fluffy Cuff, and our Turquoise Penguin Stocking.
And let’s not forget our pets! We sell adorable pet stockings too. This is a great way to get children involved, as they can help choose what pet treats you can buy to fill up the stocking. Choose from our adorable Woof Stocking and our Meow Stocking.