We are very excited to host Christmas Eve dinner at our home this year. A few of our close family and friends will be coming over for an early dinner and some family time.
When we are done, we will get the girls bathed and in their pajamas. Then we will grab our goodies for the car: some cookies and cups of the same hot cocoa we made for our play date.
If all goes as planned, we will go check out some of the Christmas light displays in our area. I know the girls will be so excited. We just don’t go out much when it is dark, so they haven’t seen too many Christmas lights other than the ones in our neighborhood.
I have also put together a few light displays that I found online…just in case somebody is too tired or things don’t go as planned. I think both my husband and my girls will like the Amazing Grace Techno Christmas Light Show. You can find TONS of light shows on YouTube if you are looking for more. Although they are neat to see, I am hoping we make it out to see the real lights.
There are also a lot of creative parents out there with some great ideas.
The 2013 Mini-Van Express Night from Confessions of a Homeschooler includes some great ideas and tips.
East Coast Mommy’s version of the Polar Express would be fun and easy to duplicate.
Do you plan a family trip to look at Christmas lights? What are your Christmas eve traditions?
Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year, and I’m so glad to be an affiliate for such a great resource.
Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
The book includes picture book suggestions, DIY decor, activities, and treats. Bonus sections also offer even more ideas to enjoy. Click here to view more details.
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