Massive Pyjama Party! #GetYourStripes

Matalan are running another campaign this year to help raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – and we are so excited to be involved! A few weeks back there was a massive pyjama party for the children at Alder Hey and we were very kindly sent some lovely bits for us to join in, by hosting our own mini party at home. I couldn’t wait to spend some quality time with my little family while hosting our party.

There is a pretty big range of #GetYourStripes products available for you to purchase and 100% of the sales go directly to the charity. This will help to fun life-saving research into childhood conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and cancer. You can find out more information about what they do over on the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital website.

We received a lovely hamper from Matalan, which contained some of the items from the #GetYourStripes campaign range. This included some matching stripey pyjamas for all the family, and mugs. Matalan also included some hot chocolate, face masks, a snack bowl, popcorn, sweets, and a game of twister. Pretty much everything you would need to host your own party! We were also sent a beautiful Sherpa throw, which has become Emily’s favourite and is super snuggly.

Once Sam was home from work, we got changed into our pyjamas and had a little buffet dinner in the lounge while watching a movie which was a massive treat for Emily. Usually we have a strict no eating in the lounge rule. Emily also got to try popcorn for the first time – which she was super excited about! Later in the evening, we made some hot chocolate and snuggled under our blankets to watch one of Emily’s favourite films. We never actually got to play twister, as Emily just could not get the hang of it. I know once she is a little older she will really enjoy it and it will become one of her favourite games!

It was really lovely to spend quality time as a family, it is definitely something I need to make more of a effort to do in the new year. Something as simple as a family movie night can bring everyone together even if it is just for a couple of hours! I am so thankful that I have a healthy happy child, but I know their families who are not as lucky, and whose children are struggling with health conditions. Therefore it is so important to me to raise awareness for this amazing charity.

Thank you Matalan for letting us get involved! If you want to host your own pyjama party, you can visit the Matalan Get Your Stripes hub which has lots of free downloadable content and activities for children!

- I was sent the hamper for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are my own.

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