River Island kindly invited me, Barry and our boys to their Willy Wonka Easter party to celebrate the launch of the brand new River Island Mini, a 'mini me' range for 0 months -3 years. The 100 piece range is just beyond cute not to mention cool, last year at the their Halloween party I was gutted to find out they didn't have one. I'm so happy that it's finally here so that Logan (who's two) can look extra groovy like his older brother Corben (who's four). The first collection that launches from May- in selected stores and online, it's a pastel power story for girls and castaway look for boys, the price ranging is from £6-20 which I think it perfect for keeping your little one looking the bees knees but not breaking the bank.
The party was amazing, the kids got stuck into designing their own t-shirts while Mr Wonka make them lolly balloons that they used to capture each other in. I felt right at home sitting on the toadstools, helping Logan stick a bow tie to his top. We all enjoyed the pinterest worthy spread of sandwiches, lemonade and sweeties. There was party games before going on a massive easter egg hunt, the River Island team didn't know what hit them as Barry got so in to it he beat the team at the end ha ha Go Baz! They also got a massive easter egg each with their names on it, I was so gobsmacked and think that the RI team did an amazing job. It's safe to say that I think us adults were more into it at the end than the kids ha ha.
The boys got to pick some River Island goodies, Corben got some awesome Batman gloves and a tee amongst other things. The boys collections are super cool, the new trend for spring summer is Skater Boi. Which Corben really liked, and is something I would feel comfortable for him to play in. I do like the tailored pieces, but I would say more for the older boys. When they are little, they tend to trash things so relaxed tees and shorts are my go to but the odd shirt does look great on smart occasions. Corben has just started getting into snap backs, and I love high tops on him and his a bit of a Marvel nutter like me and Baz which they have heaps of. There is also Malibu days which features summer brights and sun bleached tones, and Beverly Hills think dapper chap and preppy and sharp tailoring.
The girls collection is just so ridiculously cute! When another kid from the party, showed a dress she had picked and these cute sequin wedges to the RI team my face crumbled. I think it's the Sugar coated trend that I would buy if I had a girl, the dresses were prom like and I would throw them on with some little high tops for sure (my little grunge princess). There's also Tropical Skater Girl which has cute smock dresses and neon beanies, and Cali Girls Rock which is more casual bohemian with a rock edge. The kids wear range is from ages 3-12 years. We had an amazing time, and I love seeing the boys get creative. It's so great when one of your favourite high street stores, can kit out the whole family. I may have to buy one of the monkeys from the new mini range for myself (bad mummy I know). What do you think, are you excited fro the Mini's range?