I love the idea behind World Book Day. Children are being encouraged to read, immerse themseslves into stories and to have a favourite book. And a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Ham Yard Hotel for afternoon tea by Sainsbury's. The Make Believe launch event was hosted by Emma Bunton.
Sainsbury's Tu Clothing has created a gorgeous selection of dressing up clothes for children in honour of World Book Day. Your little one can become various literary characters, including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Snow White or Harry Potter.
Dressing up clothes are a great accompaniment to books. When children read, they join an imaginary world. The dressing up clothes help bring the books to life and allow children to further use their imaginations. Dubz, who is three, loves superheroes (which are based on comics which are basically thin books). He loves reading and dressing up. Both spark his imagination. At the afternoon tea, he got to dress as Spiderman, Peter Pan and Superman. And when he found out that he could take home the Superman outfit, he was beyond happy.
I also have to give Sainsbury's a big thank you for inviting us to such a fun event. There were wonderful costumes, great books, fabulous cakes and we even got to chat to the gorgeous Emma Bunton (yes, the real Baby Spice). Emma even went around and spoke to everyone personally, which I thought was lovely. We may have mentioned The Spice Girls a few times, but Emma was kind enough to answer our questions as well as talking about motherhood.
We were really impressed with the quality of the dressing up clothes from Sainsbury's Tu Clothing, and the diverse range (amazingly not just princesses). Like all busy mums, I cannot always cobble together a World Book Day costume. Sometimes shop-bought is much better than what I can make. Okay, fine, it's normally better. 😉
We were invited for afternoon tea and given a couple of costumes and books in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.