Candy Canes Christmas Gift Ideas – I love making things with candy canes each year and every year we seem to get a little more creative. We had to stop hanging candy canes on the Christmas tree because the dog was eating them but I’m thinking that these candy cane sleighs are even BETTER! They’re creative and fun and best of all, I can make them with my sweet daughter who enjoys all things Christmas and especially when we’re thinking of homemade Christmas gift ideas to make! [Read more…]
Looking for some easy homemade gifts for Christmas? I made these pine cone fire starters with my 5 year old daughter last year and they were a HUGE hit with all of her aunts and uncles and grandparents, plus, they were relatively easy to make and very cost effective when you get the pine cones for free from your own yard, a neighbor or your local state park. I have a quick 2 minute video tutorial to show you how she made them and I’ve also written out the steps for these are other easy homemade Christmas gifts! [Read more…]
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These pine cone fire starters make great Christmas gifts or gift anytime of year for camping enthusiasts or families that just like to spend special time around the fire pit! There’s just something fun about having a fire, cooking over it, roasting marshmallows and staying warm by it!
How to Make Fire Starters!
Christmas Candy Gift Ideas – I made these with my daughter when we were asked to donate something for a Christmas fundraising event. I call them “Christmas Candy Sleigh.” I found my inspiration at a little shop in Easton. These were so easy to put together and so much fun to make. I really like how the candy canes give it that Christmas sleigh look and the ribbon on top gives it the perfect touch! I was told these sold for $6.50 each! I think these make the perfect gift for children that are exchanging something small with a budget in the $5-$8 range, and for anyone that you’d like to acknowledge but don’t want to spend too much money – like maybe a neighbor, a favorite librarian, your mail carrier, garbage pick up person etc. [Read more…]
Christmas Party Games for Kids – This adorable reading snowman was soooo much fun this year at our annual Christmas party for the kids! It’s a great way to involve the kids in a beautiful Christmas story that is interactive, crazy, wild and FUN for all! I loved hearing the kids giggle as they wrapped her in her “snow” and then just burst out in laughter when she read her Christmas story. It’s an interactive Christmas game that is cheap and loads of fun! [Read more…]
Christmas Party Games for Kids – If you’re looking for some for Christmas games for younger kids I have some really fun ideas. We just had our big Christmas party for the children and they had a blast – kids from toddlers up through age 16 so as you can imagine we had lots of different games. This game is called Christmas in a Cup or Christmas Bowling. It’s perfect for children from about 2 years old up through 1st/2nd grade and is cost effective and very simple to put together! We had about 5 kids in the toddler range at our Christmas party and they played with these for about an hour – that’s a hit in my book! [Read more…]
3 Fun Cookie Exchange Games & 8 of the best Cookie Exchange recipes for kids – I hope you are all enjoying the most wonderful time of the year as much as I am! There are so many fun traditions and events that you can have during the Christmas holiday season. From Christmas gift parties to cookie exchange events and even more, as many as your heart’s desire. There are plenty of things to do and not a whole lot of time to experience them. So for the times when you happen to be planning a party of your own, specifically a cookie exchange party, why dull it down to just handing each other the cookies? Why not fun-ify it by making the exchange part into a game everyone can play? So check out my 3 fun cookies exchange game ideas – let the games begin! [Read more…]
4 Steps to Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party – The time of traditional and annual giving is upon us. What better way to spread the holiday cheer to your neighbors, friends, family, colleagues, etc. then with a wonderful box of cookies? Though why should you limit it to just your family? Why not have everybody join you in the spreading of holiday cookie joy. It’s not hard, in fact, once everything gets started it’s a blast. You can do it with a big group or with a small group, it doesn’t matter. Just so long as everyone has fun, there won’t be a problem to speak of. This is a type of party everyone can enjoy; from the bakers to the eaters, there is something for everyone. So put on your Santa hats, gather the cookie dough, and roll up your sleeves because now is the time to plan out your awesome cookie exchange party. [Read more…]
Today was the day of our big home school cooperative Christmas event – 50 people signed up to have an afternoon of fellowship and holiday fun! [Read more…]