Santa’s Wonderland giveaway

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Nov 302018

Earlier this year I told you all about the excitement of Santa’s Wonderland, the place-to-be for Adelaide families during Christmas time. It’s only a matter of days until the doors finally open on December 7 and there is so much Christmas magic waiting behind those gates, make sure you mark it on your calendar!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet there is still time, conveniently book your preferred time-slot online to secure your entry to Adelaide’s favourite Christmas destination. Buying online is super easy (tickets are emailed to you instantly) and you’ll save some welcome dollars compared to door-prices too.

Here’s your last chance to save $40+ on a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass. Simply buy 4 or more tickets online and enter the code ‘CANDYCANE’ at checkout to get an extra $2 off each ticket. That’s a huge saving of 25% compared to 4 tickets at the gate! Be quick, this last minute offer ends November 30th at 11.30pm.

This year Santa’s Wonderland is going to be bigger and better than ever; boys, girls, young and old will be spoilt for choice with lots and lots of magical things to see, do, hear, try, make and enjoy. Who doesn’t love the sound of unlimited carnival rides, unlimited ice skating (with free skate aids for little visitors), unlimited tobogganing, unlimited bouncy castles and ball pits, unlimited ride-on reindeer fun, a play inside a giant inflatable snow dome, Christmas craft, story time with Mrs. Christmas, a Christmas parade and so much more!

The whole family will love exploring all that Santa’s Wonderland has to offer: drop into Candy Land, join the excitement in Ice Wonderland, browse Traditional Family Christmas Island and go on one of the many rides as often as you like. Make sure you bring your camera as there are amazing photo opportunities wherever you look and those precious memories will be treasured a life time.

As a budget-conscious parent I love that a ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes pretty much everything there is to do in one single ticket price. The all-inclusive ticket price gives you a massive 3 hours of non-stop festive fun and magical moments for your family to enjoy without you having to grab your wallet and spend more over and over again. Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 7 – December 24, 2018. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices, but sessions can be sold-out so booking in advance is recommended. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your favourite time-slot online visit

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland family pass (RRP $160, admits 4) for the time slot of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and enter. Good luck!

Nov 242015

Penguin Australia

With exactly one month to go until Christmas Eve parents across the globe are using the famous Santa-threat to encourage their youngsters to behave extra well. The thought of getting onto the naughty list and missing out on presents is pretty scary to most, but will it also have the desired effect on a little boy named Wal?…

The Christmas Peg

Being on your best behaviour all the time is not easy, but one year Wal was naughty so many times he really made it onto Santa’s naughty list. While other children happily unwrapped their Christmas gifts all Wal received was a plain, boring, wooden peg, now where’s the fun in that? Will The Christmas Peg be enough to teach Wal a lesson for next Christmas?

To find out more about The Christmas Peg (RRP $19.99) by Cameron Williams, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit

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Nov 172014


I know some people say Christmas decorations shouldn’t go up before the first of December (or if you are Dutch like me you have to wait until after Sinterklaas) but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your shopping yet. Most of the items on my December gift list are already ticked off and last week I dropped by Target and purchased some lovely pieces for our Christmas lunch:

Celebrate Christmas Table

White and sparkly, purple and glittery, pink and shiny, there are plenty of modern Christmas colour schemes to choose from but personally I like the traditional colours. I love a beautifully made up table and as a family of six I have plenty of big family gatherings ahead of me, it’s so much fun setting the Christmas table for a lovely group of special people.

Celebrate Share Plate

Especially for the December celebrations Target has released a festive range of tableware in a classic red and white colour scheme, just how I like it! The exclusive Celebrate collection captures the essence of Christmas (or any other special occasion) with words like joy, share, friends, celebrate, family and enjoy printed on beautiful and practical tableware. From porcelain plates and serving platters to glass tumblers and champagne flutes and from cake stands and butter bowls to table cloths, placemats and much more, they’ve got your next party covered.

Celebrate Butter Bowl

With 4 young children and a bunch of cousins and little friends I am afraid lengthy, fancy meals are out of the question so we’re keeping it simple this year with lots of yummy ‘easy’ dishes that can be enjoyed in between games, play and stories. Homemade herb butter in this sweet Celebrate Bowl with Spreader ($10) with freshly baked baguette served on the Celebrate Sandwich Platter ($15), a refreshing fruit salad, quiche, vegies and dips, Dutch cheese and plenty of other tasty treats to fill hungry tummies of all sizes, it may not be your traditional Christmas lunch but I have no doubt my kids will give the menu the thumbs up.

Celebrate Serving Platter

Of course you all know I like to shop smart so I made sure to combine some of the special Christmas pieces with a few ‘plain’ items for everyday use. The red table runner ($5) and large Canteen Plates ($7) can be purchased all year around and with their bright red outside these simple yet elegant plates are the perfect match for the smaller Celebrate Plates ($15 per 3-pack), they look just beautiful together. Next to the plates I will pop a Celebrate Christmas Cracker ($7 per 6-pack), I know the jokes are usually not the best but my kids love them anyway and the little hats make for the cutest photos.

Celebrate Enjoy Plate

Now that the twins have learnt to write they are very keen to give each of their school buddies a Christmas card on the last day of term so on my way out I quickly grabbed a few packs of these Handmade Christmas Cards ($4 per 10-pack), they are very strategically placed next to the checkouts so you can’t miss them. The cards feature the same beautiful words as the rest of the Celebrate range and they’re very well priced, bonus!

Celebrate Christmas Cards

To find out more about Target, to browse the range and to locate a Target store near you go to

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Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Christmas style

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Nov 282011

As a child I was always very excited about getting a new outfit for Christmas. The new clothes used to hang in, or even better in front of, my wardrobe so I could admire them in the days leading up to Christmas, the Christmas eve service couldn’t come quick enough! I have been putting together Christmas outfits for my kids too and as much as I like them to look special and festive it is very important to me that the pieces are practical and can be worn long after the Christmas tree has been put away. At the moment Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has some very stylish pieces on offer that would be very well suited to the festive season, these are some of my favourites:

1. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Polo Clover (from $59, size 2-12)
2. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Cap Sleeve Dress Crimson (from $104, size 0-5)
3. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh T-shirt Herringbone Clover (from $51, size 0-5)
4. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Hat Enfant Crimson ($34, size XXS-M)
5. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Square Neck Dress (from $104, size 0-5)
6. Eeni Meeni Miini Moh Polo Crimson (from $54, size 0-5)

I can’t help but share this absolutely gorgeous spotty top for the girls. It has the cutest frill shoulder straps and detachable wings on the back. Although my youngest daughter’s behaviour is not always angelic her face most definitely is so she is going to steal the show this Christmas wearing the Crimson Wing Top (from $59, size 0-5). If you haven’t got your Christmas outfits sorted it it time to hurry up, Christmas is less than 1 month away.

For more information about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the range and to order your child’s Christmas outfit online visit