Since we put up our Christmas tree early I got really inspired to make some ornaments. What I love about ornaments is you really can never have too many! The tree has plenty of room. It also is a great way to remember what your family was doing or into during a certain time period. Kids can decorate ornaments and each your you build on your collection of kids creations. I also like to make a few myself like this snowflake starfish ornament. We love by the beach and have beaches decor and I wanted to make a few ornaments to match our home. I’m not doing a whole theme for the tree because I grew up with a collective mix of ornaments and I want to continue that tradition. Next year maybe I will theme out a mini tree just for my own enjoyment! For now I let my daughter have free range of the tree. We have some Mardi Gras beads on there and random groupings of ornaments. It’s nice to have a few of my own little creations like this starfish snowflake ornament and then my daughter helped make a few others. Kids can easily help make this ornament. They could add extra colors for fun!
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If you can’t make it all the way to the North Pole you can still have a North Pole party! I made these fun printables with a North Pole theme. There are larger sign ones for larger decorations. Then smaller ones for a cake or cupcake toppers. One way to reindeer parking, another to Santa’s village, and another to candy cane lane. Which one will you stop by first. This would be really fun for a North Pole themed breakfast or pancake dinner. You can add lots of powdered sugar on top of the pancakes to make them nice and snowy.
It is the most wonderful time of the year and the time of the year to really go all out with Christmas spirit! What gets you into the Christmas spirit? For me it is all about watching Christmas movies, making cookies, eating cookies(I can’t just make them I have to at least sample too). Also I have to do all of that while wearing Christmas pjs and a Santa hat, is there any other way to do it?! Other fun ways to bring on the Christmas spirit are Christmas music, lights, and crafts. You can really get creative with a Christmas themed gift. This is a fun gift for family on Christmas Eve with Christmas pajamas inside and fun stuff to eat or do together. Does your family have a favorite Christmas movie that you watch each year? We love Elf and the kids are getting into it too! This Christmas Spirit gift will be a huge hit with the kids and family!
Around Christmas it is fun to make little surprises for kids but there’s not a lot of time to do anything over the top. These reindeer lunch bags are an easy way to make something cute for the holidays for kids. You can send them with one to school or make them for a fun outing with family. My daughter thought they were adorable.
What you need to make them:
gold or brown pipe cleaners
red fuzzy craft balls
- Add the red nose and googly eyes to the bag with a hot glue gun.
- Take a brown or gold pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
- Fold down the ends to the outside. Then fold up the ends making a v shape on each side.
- That’s it you are done!
I’m a sucker for anything with googly eyes!
This year we are going to be out of town on Christmas so we didn’t get a tree to decorate. Our tree decorating will happen when we travel back to Phoenix to see family. Since we aren’t getting an actually tree I thought it would be fun to make some kind of version of a tree. This is what I like to call the Christmas gift tree! It is tiered to look like a tree. I went with the sparkly tinsel with gold ornaments but you could use all green garland to look like a green tree! Each layer has little gifts on it with smaller ones on top like little gift cards or dollar bills. The middle layer can have slightly larger items such as small cooking utensils, nail polish, or lip glosses. Then the bottom layer can have slightly larger items like small serving bowls, mini bottles of wine, or chocolates. You can make the gift with a theme or mix and match fun little items that the recipient would love. It’s fun to discover new little things hidden in each layer. Then for the actual tray it can be a tiered tray for them to reuse or just paper plates in three sized. Wrap it all in cellophane to keep everything together if needed.
One of the best things about the Christmas season is the parties! In the past I have done the classic Christmas party. This year I wanted to try something more fun and modern! I am going to show you how to have a super girly Christmas party! This would be such a fun theme for a girls night or Christmas crafting party. Decorating ornaments at this colorful table with girlfriends is a blast! It’s a Christmas Ornament Party with lots of easy do it yourself ornament touches. I went with pink and gold colors for more of a modern look but traditional red and green would work too. Make it your own with any colors you want that fit your crowd. This is such an easy party tablescape to set up and the end result is really pretty. I’ll show a few easy do it yourself projects to make a shiny ornament party. Shine on and bring the bling to your tablescape with lots of tinsel and glittery ornaments. I used wrapping paper for the base of the tablescape but you can use a colorful table cloth as well. I love this tablescape because it is bright and colorful. It is the perfect mix of playful and classy.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the cookies! I usually love to bake Christmas cookies with my Mom and Grandma. This year we have so many occasions that need treats. I wanted to find an easy no bake way to make some simple Christmas treats. I made these easy wreath Christmas cookies and trees too! I got store bought cookies. Bakery cookies from your local grocery store can taste just as good as homemade! Buy sugar cookies for decorating. You can make your own buttercream frosting for decorating or just buy the fun red and green tubes.
For my hot cocoa bar, I had big plans! However, life has been a bit hectic for me lately and the time I had planned to make a hot cocoa bar just wasn’t there. My daughter still wanted to have some cocoa and I put together this crazy easy hot cocoa bar in a few seconds. I used my daughters folding table and some Christmas stuff that we have collected this Christmas season. It is day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas and these 12 days are just flying by! I can’t wait to see the hot coca fun everyone has in store for today!
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