Showing posts with label Christmas Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Ideas. Show all posts

Christmas Gifts in Jars

I had so much fun putting homemade cookies and candy in jars for gifts this year.  I made tags for them and hung them with twine.  I bought containers at the dollar store but then decided to use mason jars which were less expensive.
Next year I will make cut out designs for the tops. Of course I found the perfect paper for them after I finished the gifts. It was the Christmas wrapping paper sitting in a corner of my room.
Check out my buckeyes recipe I made for Christmas.  They looked great in the jars and everyone wants buckeyes at Christmas.
 This year I also made this white trash recipe and added whole pecans.  I will be putting it in jars too.

Buckeyes Chocolate Candy Recipe

Right before Christmas, my daughter and I make cookies and our all time favorite, Buckeyes.  I lost my original recipe so I had to find another one.  I think this one tastes better but It might be because I was so ready for them.

 I put them in mini cupcake liners which makes them look more festive.  Here is the recipe for Buckeyes.  Be prepared to fight yourself off of them daily.  Take my advice and give them away quickly.  Everyone loves them.

BUCKEYES RECIPE


  •  1 1/2 cups  Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Or 1 1/2 cups crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Almond Bark

 With a mixer cream together peanut butter and butter.  Add extract and salt.  Add the powdered sugar one cup at the time.  When mixture can be rolled  into a ball, it is the right consistency.  You can add extra powdered sugar if it seems too sticky.
Roll into one inch balls and freeze on a cookie sheet.

While the buckeyes are freezing, melt almond bark chocolate in a double boiler.  Stick toothpicks into  the balls and dip in chocolate leaving a space at the top uncovered.  Pull the toothpick out and pinch the hole to smooth out  the candy.  You may have to refreeze the candy if it slides off the toothpick before you get it covered.  Once they have dried, you can put them into mini cupcake liners.  You will be able to stack the candy.
Get ready for the compliments, it is that good.

Ugly Sweater Party and Contest

This year our Christmas Party will include anUgly Sweater Contest.  I Believe it is going to be so much fun.  There is no boring party happening here.  This Party will be full of fun and giggles.
Part of the fun is finding the ugliest sweater ever.   Make it a shopping day with the party goers.  The best place I have found is Goodwill.  If you don't have one near, any thrift store usually has plenty of them.
First send out invitations. 

UGLY SWEATER INVITATIONS

It is always so much fun to send out invitations for parties.  It lets your guests know you are serious about this party.
Ugly and Bright Christmas Sweaters Party Custom Invitations
Ugly and Bright Christmas Sweaters Party Custom Invitations by reflections06
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Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Holiday Invitation
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Holiday Invitation by thatpartygirl
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HOLIDAY HAIR STYLES 

Next we need to find that perfect hairstyle for our Ugly Sweater Party.  This Rudolph style is perfect for the party and also for your office party during the holidays.
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A Couple of pipe cleaners, some fun plastic eyes, and a red pom pom put Rudolph right in the middle of all the fun.


UGLY SWEATER TREATS

Here is the perfect Sweater Cake.  It would be simple to make and would  make a great centerpiece for the party food table.
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You will need cute drinks to go with your cute cake.  Nothing could be as cuter than these elves hugging a glass.  They can be used for non alcoholic drinks too
Source: Freefunchristmas.com



 HOW TO JUDGE AN UGLY SWEATER CONTEST

Love this game to choose a winner of for the Ugly Sweater Contest.  It is one of the fairest  (and fun) ways I have seen to judge the contest.

Modern Accent Pillows

Modern Decorative Pillows are an inexpensive way to update the look of a bedroom or living room.  Cozy pillows that make it easy to curl up with a book and relax.  Easy way to add a splash of color to any room.  They make a great Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Elegant Santa Claus Christmas Pillow Pillows
Elegant Santa Claus Christmas Pillow Pillows by cooltees
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No Hair Don't Care Pillows
No Hair Don't Care Pillows by cooltees
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Blue Chevron Baby Lion(Zig Zag) Pillow
Blue Chevron Baby Lion(Zig Zag) Pillow by cooltees
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Snowman Candles Made from Candle Jars

I've never seen a snowman I didn't LOVE, and this snowman is pure love. This genius  idea is from the website I Gotta Create.  Follow her tutorial to make this adorable candle to use during Christmas or to give as gifts. These are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Just Plain Cute Ideas for Christmas

Elf Donuts

Super cute Idea for Christmas morning. Along with cookies for Santa, how about some elf donuts.  These are made from cheerio cereal.  There is no link to this idea but I'm assuming that is powdered sugar and sprinkles.  No idea how to make them stick.  I guess honey could be used or Karo syrup.

Love this idea of dressing the fridge or dishwasher like a snowman. These appliances just shout "Look at Me".
Frosted vases with battery run tea lights.  Small circle of material or doily over the top and ribbon to hold it on.  I have no idea how the carrot nose was made but these are adorable. I'm in favor of a brighter colored ribbons.
Upside down gingerbread

 Wow...these are gingerbread men turned upside down and made into reindeer.  How absolutely clever.
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