15 Delicious Christmas Party Dessert Ideas

Throwing a Christmas Party this year? With so many festive holiday recipes popping up here and there it's hard not to get excited! We've finally started decorating the house for Christmas with some DIY decor and homemade ornaments...and even cleaning where it really matters. Last week after sharing these delicious Christmas treats for kids, I wanted to find even more goodies -- Christmas recipes that would make perfect desserts for a party or friendly gathering. If you've been thinking about hosting a Christmas party but need some mouth-watering inspiration, we've rounded up some … [Read more...]

The Easiest Christmas Present Pretzels & Peppermint Treats

If you're a chocolate-covered pretzel lover, then you've surely seen your fair share of delicious pretzel creations...especially as the holidays draw nearer. Pretzels are the prefect bite-size snack and just so easy to get creative with. One of my favorite kinds of Christmas pretzels are the ones topped with colorful red, white and green sprinkles -- they add such a festive touch to the dessert table. Because the last pretzels I made were a huge hit, I decided I'd take another stab with a Christmas version -- something fun and festive that both kids and adult would love. Thus, my … [Read more...]

15 Fun Christmas Dessert Treats for Kids

From Christmas cookies and brownies to candy canes and hot chocolate, nothing beats Christmas desserts...especially when they are decorated so darn cute and even more irresistible during the holidays. Make the festivities last longer with these fun Christmas treat ideas your kids will love -- featuring Santa hats, colorful Christmas trees and reindeer-themed desserts. With so much creativity and charm, your little ones won't be the only ones racing to the dessert table. Related: Christmas Present Pretzels Take a look at all of the fun options below and let us know your … [Read more...]

20 Homemade Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade ornaments with the kids every year -- and I like to start when they're babies! Having a precious handprint or footprint painted on an otherwise plain ornament helps to make baby's first Christmas that much more special. Going the DIY route is also a fantastic way to make memories while capturing those early moments in a keepsake that will last for years to come. The best part about all this? Making Christmas ornaments becomes a family tradition that you can start no matter how little your child is. Below you will find 20 of our … [Read more...]

The Best Gift Ideas for the Expectant or New Mom

I've been pregnant each time during the holidays and know there were a few amazing mom-to-be gifts I received that were definitely useful with a growing belly and changing hormones (and gifts that saved me from having to purchase or add to a baby registry). Read: Holiday "Mocktail" Smoothie for Mom-to-Be In fact, there were some must-have pregnancy products that made a huge difference in my coping mechanisms and comfort level during the holidays. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite pregnancy products you can rest assured your expectant friend will love! This post may contain affiliate … [Read more...]

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Baby's first Christmas is one you will cherish for years. Of course, your little bundle may only have those photos you took to remember the holiday by, but it'll be a time treasured in mommy and daddy's hearts forever. For first-time parents especially, it's a time to include baby in as many holiday traditions as possible, from taking photos with Santa, and making keepsake ornaments to going through all those cute little baby gifts (even if the wrapping paper is their favorite part!). Stocking stuffers are great gift ideas for babies for a couple reasons. First, they are just the right … [Read more...]

Charlie Brown Christmas: 24 Crafts, Recipes & Activities for Kids

Calling all fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the entire Peanuts gang! If you can't get enough of your favorite childhood characters, you'll be excited to see all these yummy snacks and fun crafts inspired by the TV series just in time for Christmas! We've scoured the web to find everything from cookies and cupcakes to DIY ornaments and craft ideas to make with your kids for your next holiday party or Peanuts viewing party! Click on the links below for further info. Charlie Brown Christmas Crafts The kids will be super excited to create homemade Charlie Brown or Snoopy crafts using … [Read more...]

Easy Charlie Brown Suncatcher Ornaments

With Christmas just a few weeks away, Charlie Brown always comes to mind in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Families everywhere gather to watch this movie based on the Peanuts comic strip, which has such a great message about the true meaning of Christmas. It's family-favorite for sure! We've been watching Charlie Brown and the gang throughout the holiday season and were inspired to make this easy Charlie Brown Suncatcher Ornament for Christmas. It is a quick and easy way for kids to practice fine-mother skills and color identification (focusing on one color at a … [Read more...]

12 Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments for Kids

I love looking at all the beautiful glass and glittery ornaments that decorate the Christmas tree every year. But what i really love are the homemade decorations and kid-made ornaments that add that special touch to the holidays and home. Those are the ornaments you can look back on each year and remember what Christmas is all about. Spending time with family and loved ones making memories. With that in mind, I was inspired to make some salt dough ornaments myself this year with the kids. It was messy fun and also allowed me to get a little keepsake ornament to use every Christmas moving … [Read more...]

Fingerprint Christmas Tree & Salt Dough Ornament

Salt dough ornaments are such a cute and festive way to get the house in gear for Christmas. They add a special personal touch to your brightly-lit Christmas tree. But let's face reality: getting the kids involved in the decorating process, especially when it involves flour and kitchen utensils, isn't always as easy as it looks. In fact it can be stress-inducing once you picture the aftermath in the kitchen! So how do you create a beautiful keepsake with little ones, and make the process less stressful for everyone involved? A little prep work...and Christmas tree cookie … [Read more...]