This post is sponsored by Westfield Annapolis but all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Can we all just take a second and admit getting to the mall can be hard!? Guys. I’m not kidding you all here. I am a mama. I’ve got two kids that like to jump off things and I want to eat chips right now instead of doing my hair.
But guess what I’ve discovered!? When the shopping trip to the mall can be an event? When it holds more than just stores? When there are kid friendly options? The mall is FUN again! And I’m serious. Fun. And guess who else said it was fun? Chase. My six year old boy who is like his dad. Brain turns off when he thinks he is shopping for girl stuff.
Westfield Annapolis blows it out of the park with their long list of kid friendly options. Let me just lay it out for you.
Imagine, driving to the mall, darling kids in tow. You’ve got jeans on (right!?) and you’re kids are actually excited. You know why? The mall has Kid Care, a train they can ride, a movie theater they can lay back in and a killer food court. Yep. That’s just a fraction of the list. Do your little ones like fish?! Can you find the enormous tank? Take them on a treasure hunt to see if they can discover it.
Let Westfield Annapolis make shopping fun again. Let them feed you, let them spoil you with childcare, go and take in the mall experience. #buysomethingpretty
The stops we had to hit at the mall:
3. Kid Care
5. Free People
6. Pottery Barn Kids
7. Apple Store
8. Hanna Andersson
10. Bowtie Theater
K so what a day right!? Hurry over to the BEST Santa. He was able to talk my kids into sitting right up there on his knee and getting them to hand over their Christmas secrets! This Santa has been the same Santa for YEARS. Generations of people have grown up with him and are now bringing their own children. What a beautiful tradition! Also, neither of my kids cried so that was a MAJOR win.
Also. The Concierge? She took our bags and coats. Yep. Especially in the winter when you bring your big bulky coats in?! Yes please. Then mommy isn’t stuck carrying 374612134876 jackets around with the shopping bags.
Kid Care. This is a new one to me! They have a huge variety of activities available for your sweet little ones so that they can just play and enjoy the mall while you get your mani/pedi, I mean, errands done. My kids FREAKED over the giant blocks and doll house. Yep. WIN WIN WIN for us all on this front.
Zara. Zara. Zara. So many options. I can barely handle all the pom poms and the sequins. You need to go and see for yourself. It. Was. Amazing. Seriously do yourself a favor and hit up their holiday sales and buy it all. Free People. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. They have everything you need to be on trend and on point all year long. They are carrying these long duster sweaters and there is laced all over the place. Dress up or down and just be happy about it.
Want to know what is better than finding the perfect gift at your favorite mall? That exact perfect gift ALREADY giftwrapped and ready to go from your favorite mall. Pottery Barn Kids is hitting it out of the park this season. Gift options all over the place and they are wrapped and ready for you to take home. I got Lilah the CUTEST hair dryer set from here that actually turns on and makes sounds. It will be perfect for the doll hair she likes to do. Now my t3 Micro can have a little break. They have boy and girl options that would be such a huge hit. This is where Lilah’s kitchen accessories are coming from as well! They are CUTE! Toys on the floor always look better when they are well made and adorable so thank goodness for Pottery Barn making that happen.
A trip to the mall with my husband along for the ride wouldn’t happen without a stop at the Apple store. Sean is ALL about tech stuff and he just takes the kids right in and they all could test phones the rest of the day.
Next up, two more stops for kids! And for the kids I mean me… AND the kids! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to find darling, staple pieces that the kids can wear often. Wheat, a locally owned and run store, makes that 100% possible. They have more natural looking colors and patterns and seriously, my kids would look like they were sitting in a magazine all day everyday if I could get them to let me just ONLY pick their clothing. We love the vibe from Wheat. It’s 100% chic and always on trend. Then there is Hanna Andersson! We got our family pajamas from there and I’ll let them speak for themselves… #ohmygoodness.
Sizing, Lilah wears a 2/3t
Chase is in a 5t
And I got the elf costume from the little girls section. It’s a size 12.
When you have done all your shopping do NOT forget to check out the completely remodeled Bowtie theater! Sit back, recline, relax, snack and enjoy having a personal table to use for all your amazing goodies. No more kicking over your popcorn. (This is a real issue I have guys. No. Laughing.) This table is a GAME changer. Add that to a footrest and a recliner and I’m in heaven. Movie Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So ladies and gents! Get back to your shopping roots and truly enjoy the experience that Westfield has to offer!!! Thank you Westfield Annapolis for partnering with me on this post! XOXO loves!