Our most stylish summertime looks

Our most stylish summertime looks

Summertime’s here and the holidays are just around the corner! To help you pack your kids’ suitcases, we’re showing you two summery looks – perfect for holidays at the beach!

For the girls, we’ve got a two-piece swimsuit with cotton candy stripes. The white and peach create a fresh, cool look. For afternoon strolling and something they can pop over the top of their swimsuit, we’ve got a gorgeous cherry pink lace dress that’s chic and light – great for sunny afternoons.

For the boys, we’ve gone for tropical-themed trunks. White and orange palm tree print adds a trendy twist to the navy backdrop. To keep their shoulders from getting burnt, we’ve opted for a peach coloured surf t-shirt, designed for a comfy fit and made from soft fabric.

And now you’re ready for the beach!

Two-piece swimsuit
Girls 4 – 12 years


Trunks + swim bag
Boys 3 – 12 years

Cherry pink lace dress
Girls 4 – 12 years


Peach t-shirt
Boys 3 – 12 years

Organising your kid’s birthday party

Your kid’s birthday is fast-approaching and they’re asking to have a party at home….. Don’t panic! We’re giving you all our tips and tricks to plan an unforgettable birthday party for your little one and their friends.

birthday

Choosing a theme

It’s always easier to choose a theme first, then plan a birthday party around that theme. Whether it’s pirates, mermaids, jungle animals, super heroes, or even a simple colour theme, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Give your little one some ideas, then let them chose the theme they love the most (within limits)!

Sending the invites

You can’t have a birthday party without any invites! So get your little one to choose some invitation cards which their friends can use to RSVP. That way you’ll know how many kids to plan the party for.

Organising the food

You’ll probably have 10 or so hungry kids to feed, so be prepared! You could do a buffet of sweet and savoury treats (preferably finger food that’s easy to eat), serving fizzy drinks and fruit juice to drink. And don’t forget the birthday cake and candles to blow out!

Planning the activities

You need things to keep all these little guests occupied! The best thing is to plan some activities and games in advance: hide and seek, arts and crafts (making masks, drawing, playdough, face painting, etc.), piñatas, knock-over cans… Anything to get them running around!

DIY: a gift for Mother’s day

Mother’s day is coming up…. Are you dreading your child coming home from school with their standard pasta shapes, stuck on a sheet of paper?! Well we have a solution! Why not throw a few hints to dad, giving him some ideas for a mother’s day present from your little ones? A cute rock cactus, for example?

mother's day gift

© Salt and Pepper Moms

Follow the instructions from Salt and Pepper Moms below to help your kids make their own little (non-prickly!) cactus:

What you’ll need:

  • A little flower pot
  • Some small rocks
  • Green paint (two shades if possible)
  • A white acrylic pen
  • Some sand (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Collect some little rocks, of various shapes
  2. Paint the rocks green and leave them to dry
  3. Once dry, paint on the spikes using the acrylic pen
  4. Fill the flower pot with sand or tiny pebbles
  5. Arrange your cactus rocks

And hey presto! :)

OCCASION WEAR: our favourite outfits for celebrations

The season for christenings and weddings is fast-approaching. To help your little ones get dressed up, we’ve picked out some stylish outfits from our elegant, trendy occasion wear collection.

For babies, grey and white go together gracefully to create a sophisticated look. We’ve picked out an elegant ensemble of linen trousers and shirt for the boys, with a bow tie to add a chic feel. For the girls, we’ve gone for a ruffled dress with embroidered neckline and sleeves. If it’s still a bit chilly, wear it with our silver-grey linen jacket.

For kids, we’ve continued the fresh, pure look with our use of white; adding in different shades of blue. The girls will dazzle guests with this wrap dress made from cotton and tulle. And it has a gorgeous bow at the back for a touch of style. Pair it with our navy blue cardigan to create the perfect outfit. The boys can opt for our timeless combination of fitted shirt and tailored trousers, in light blue and grey hues. For an even more elegant look, top it off with a grey linen waistcoat, with its luxurious knitted navy lining.

Shirt & trouser set – Boys
3 months – 3 years

White dress – Girls
1 month – 18 months

Silver jacket – Girls
3 months – 3 years

White wrap dress – Girls
3 – 12 years

Navy blue cardigan – Girls
3 – 12 years

Grey linen trousers – Boys
3 – 12 years

Light blue shirt – Boys
3 – 12 years

Lined waistcoat – Boys
3 – 12 years

We love animals!

Do your kids love animals? If they do then they’ll be delighted with our brightly-coloured, summery tops, sporting animals of all kinds. Cats, birds or sea creatures to name but a few, just choose their favourite!

animal lover

For rock ‘n’ roll kids, a tiger on a monochrome t-shirt; for cool customers, a lion on a dark blue t-shirt.

If it’s a bit chilly, opt for a long-sleeved top: a wolf on a blue background or a shark on a yellow background, whichever they like best!

For girls, we’ve got a t-shirt with a piñata donkey on it – bringing together the two things kids love best…. Animals and sweets!

A pink flamingo makes an appearance on this cream t-shirt with gold detail, perfect for little princesses.

Dark grey t-shirt
Boys (3 months – 4 years)

Dark blue t-shirt
Boys (4 – 12 years)

Long sleeved blue-grey top
Boys (4 – 12 years)

Long-sleeved yellow t-shirt
Boys (3 months – 4 years)

Green tank top
Girls (3 months – 4 years)

Cream t-shirt
Girls (4 – 12 years)

Arts and crafts for April Fools’ Day

In France, the home of 3pommes, an April’s Fool prank is called a poisson d’avril, literally an ‘April fish’.

april fools day

© Madame Citron

In France they tell jokes to celebrate April Fools’, just like us, but the most common prank is to stick a cut-out paper fish on a friend’s back…. then giggling ensues until they realize!

So in true French style, 3pommes has selected some poissons d’avril so you can get involved!

On our Pinterest board, we provide templates and DIYs so you can get creative with the kids. You can choose to color in your new friend, or stick things to it like tissue paper, sequins or felt…. Let your imagination run wild!

One thing’s for sure – these fish are going to make waves ;)

Let’s throw a pyjama party!

Is there anything more exciting to kids than having friends round to sleepover? We didn’t think so! We’ve got some top tips to help you organize the best pyjama party ever!

pyjama party

Location

Pick the biggest room in the house where you can lay out the mattresses for the kids. Put a spare pair of sheets in the room if you have them – we don’t want anyone getting cold! Get creative with any rugs or fabrics you have lying around and make a den or tent-type structure – perfect for story telling!

Activities

To avoid the dreaded “I’m boooooooored”, make sure you have lots of activities in store for your sleepover guests. Board games, hide-and-seek, cartoons, arts and crafts, anything as long as they’re spoilt for choice!

Food

With more than a couple of kids to feed, the best thing is to keep it simple. You could get pizzas or even have a pancake night. If your little one loves films, why not organize a movie night?! Complete with popcorn, sweets and fizzy drinks galore!

And don’t forget breakfast for the next morning :)

Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally here! The sun is making a special appearance, as is the warm weather, and we want to make sure your kids are ready for the next season! Follow our lead with these light, practical clothes; perfect for the countdown to summer.

For girls, go for something with a bit of zest! We’ve opted for a playsuit – light and comfy, with a colourful cactus print. Pair it with our gorgeous powder pink jacket for a rock chic look.

Cactus print playsuit
Girls (4 – 12 years)

Powder pink jacket
Girls (4 – 12 years)

For boys, we’ve gone for an ocean theme: a flecked grey ‘Pacific waves’ t-shirt goes great with a pair of orange shorts. Your little one is sure to be a trend-setter! For the evening when it gets colder, a deep blue jacket with orange lining ties the whole outfit together.

Flecked grey t-shirt
Boys (4 – 12 years)

Orange shorts
Boys (4 – 12 years)

Making masks for Mardi gras

Carnival season is fast approaching! Do your kids love dressing up for Mardi gras? If so, have a look at the animal masks we’ve created especially for them!

Inspired by our spring/summer 2017 collection, our jungle animal masks will make your little ones roar with excitement! All you have to do is print out one of our templates, fasten some elastic round the back and it’s ready to wear!

To complete the look, you can even match the mask to their outfit; sure to impress their friends and turn heads at the carnival!

Get the masks here >

Striped orange t-shirt + denim shorts
Boys’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)

Long-sleeved striped top + turquoise shorts
Boys’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)

T-shirt + orange shorts
Boys’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)

Ahoy sailor!

Questa stagione, le righe tornano all’arrembaggio e diventano l’elemento indispensabile per il guardaroba dei piccoli marinai e dei pirati. Per questa occasione siamo partiti alla ricerca dei look alla marinaretta di tendenza e originali.

Per le bimbe, il colore blu navy è abbinato al caldo colore giallo. Per essere più girly, le righe si tingono di rosa e di piccoli tocchi dorati.

Lato maschietti, il rosso dà una scossa a tutte queste righe dritte ed ordinate. Non può mancare il blu: imperdibile per un look da vero piccolo marinaio!

3pommes rivisita l’intramontabile look da marinaretto per questa nuova stagione: i vostri bimbi sono finalmente pronti per prendere il largo verso nuove avventure!

Striped jacket
Girls’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)

Long-sleeved striped top
Boys 3 months – 4 years

Long-sleeved striped top
Girls 3 months – 4 years

Striped top + navy all-in-one + headband
Girls’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)

Top + jogging bottoms
Boys’ newborn range (0 – 12 months)