“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> No Sew Blankets

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> Fabric for No Sew Blankets:: Featured Blanket available for sale on Etsy

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> No Sew Blankets

Today's mom's have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children's birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year's most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful. We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe. Children need to learn and develop  a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others. What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts. Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child's birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.

And with the holiday spirit upon us, why wait for your child's next birthday party. This “Give Back” craft activity would be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and equally brilliant to incorporate into your own kid-friendly holiday celebrations. Continue Reading →

How You Prepare and Stay Organized for the Holiday Party Season

How You Prepare and Stay Organized for the Holiday Party Season

Stay Organized! Preparing for the Holiday Party Season

How You Prepare and Stay Organized for the Holiday Party Season

By Rebeca

The holiday season is now in full force, are you ready for it? Keep calm and take a deep breath! There are so many seasonal responsibilities happening all at once, it can easily become overwhelming. When thinking about the various holiday parties and activities that are on your list, there are several ways to avoid the stress and stay organized to fully enjoy Christmas and all it has to offer.  Continue Reading →

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks >>Fruit Santa Hats or Grinch Kabobs | Cocktails in Mini Moscow Mule Mugs | Christmas deviled eggs on a devil egg tray | Macaroni & Cheese in Mini Martini Glasses | Fully loaded mini baked potatoes | Shrimp in an Asian soup spoon

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Preparing festive holiday party snacks does not mean you need to devote hours and hours in the kitchen. Plus, if you take our advice, you will not only save time, you will save money because you are portion controlling your food. The key is investing in some fun serving pieces like mini cocktail glasses, mini moscow mule cups, and even some ceramic Asian spoons you can use over and over again. Once you have a few of these basics, you can make the simplest of foods look festive and elegant. We have also checked, and all the serving piece suggestions we mention here are still available for delivery before Christmas although you may have to pay a little extra for expedited delivery.

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Best Holiday Party Plates & Napkins

Best Holiday Party Plates & Napkins

Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best in holiday party plates and tableware.  From Christmas tree to snowmen  to candy cane to Santa Claus to Hanukkah theme tableware,  you will surely find a holiday pattern to please your fancy. Most of the holiday party plates have matching and coordinating napkins but on occasion we come across a festive holiday beverage napkin without matching plates.  We have added them to the bottom of this list. Most sites recommend coordinating products but if not, simply pair with a solid plate or even a clear plastic plate.  One last note – we love combining patterns so do not hesitate to mix and match your plates and napkins.  Mixing and matching not only adds a festive touch, it also makes the entire look more chic and up to date.

Best Party Plates  Christmas Canines Square Plate  Best Party Plates Continue Reading →

Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine!

 5 favorite holiday cookies paired with wine, Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine

Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine

Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine

We are obsessed with this post on The California Wine Club's blog pairing wine with holiday cookies! From the opening line “Why should milk have all the fun?” to the fact that The California Wine Club actually has sound reasons for their suggested pairings, we were hooked. And then to reel us in, they created this great holiday cookie wine pairing chart. We are almost as impressed with this post as we are with their wine offerings.  How fun would it be to gift a plate of yummy homemade cookies with the perfectly paired wine or better yet, Save 50% on First Month When You Join a Club Level (10/1-12/31). Continue Reading →

Candy Christmas Tree Treats

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Christmas Tree, Candy Christmas Tree Treats

Candy Christmas Tree We wish we could properly give credit to someone for coming up with this adorable idea but could not find any attribution on the Facebook post we found these on.

Candy Christmas Tree Treats

Are these not the cutest Christmas tree candy treats ever?  Perfect to serve at a holiday parties, Christmas Day open houses and even to give as stocking stuffers or small holiday gifts of endearment. We also love the fact that these chocolate tree treats are so easy for the kids to make themselves. While you are preparing your holiday meal, set the kids (and other family members that might be under-foot) up at the kitchen table, and put them all to work. Now add an individual Christmas Tree Treat at each place setting.  You can set them in the middle of each plate or use as a place card holder >> just lean a small place card up against your hand Christmas Tree! #toocute

Candy Tree Ingredients 

2 Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

1 Regular Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

1 Hershey Kiss

Green Frosting

Red & White Sprinkles

How2 Create these Adorable Christmas Tree Candy Treats

Stack ingredients as pictured. Use a Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups for the bottom.  Add the Regular Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on top of it securing all layers with sugar glue. Now add another Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and top with a Hershey's Kiss.  Finally decorate your Candy Christmas Tree Treats with icing and sprinkles.  Enjoy!

Party Hearty!