Christmas is finally here!! I am officially allowed to decorate the house, listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies. This year I did a hot cocoa bar set up for my family that I can keep up through the winter. Once it gets cold outside, my children have to have hot cocoa. Here is just a little glimpse of my home for the holidays.
I created this poster on Picmonkey and emailed the file to my local FedEx and had them make a copy and blow it up. Because it is a black and white photo it only cost little over $2.00 to make. Next, I went to Dollar Tree and purchased these snowflakes. I used command strips to stick to my walls. I suggest using a few on each snowflake because the next day i had snowflakes falling off.
You can buy hot cocoa cups for your keurig, but my kids complain they are to watery. I use my keurig to make tea and hot cocoa just by running the hot water over my tea, or hot cocoa, with no k cups inside.
So I have a little obsession with vintage mason jars. I thought the teal mason jars would look pretty on my fireplace lit up with some string lights. One of my favorites this year! Merry Christmas!
This year we threw a Grinchmas Christmas party. I wasn’t able to go all out with this party like I do with most my party’s which of course the day of the party I wish I planned more but working in retail during the holidays is not fun! The party still came out cute and everyone had a great time, here are some shots from the party. It’s not Christmas according to my husband until I make Oreo Balls, this recipe is the easiest thing ever and everyone loves them. Literally 3 ingredients:
1pkg. cream cheese softened
1pkg. Oreo’s ( do not get double stuffed)
white melting chocolate
blend cream cheese and Oreos, form teaspoon size balls. I freeze them for about 30 minutes and then dip in white chocolate, so easy
For my backdrop to add more color to my table I used tissue paper I found at Wal-Mart. I used double sided tape and in a minute I was done. It looks better in day light so I had to take a picture the day after the party, clean up time! How pretty is this peppermint mocha cake made by Lil’ Miss Flossy for my local friends they specialize in catering. I have an obsession with cake stands and having fun with them, so when I came across this gift box at Hobby Lobby in these fun colors I had to snag it up.
I love these jewelry stands I bought a JoAnn’s a few years ago, I use them for almost every party I just change the ribbon up to go with whatever theme I am doing.
For the kids Tina found this heart craft on oriental trading for Grinch’s growing heart.
I know I am not the only crazy one out there that has already started decorating for Christmas. In my defense; I do work retail so by Thanksgiving I won’t have time nor want to do it. So during my weekly/almost daily walks through Target (on my lunch break) they were putting out the new Christmas Target items. So like any normal Christmas lover would do I squealed and filled up my basket. I came across these light bulb ornament’s for a pack of three for $2.00 I bought four different colors so I had 12 bulbs. I also bought this silver tinsel garland for $3.oo. All I did was run my ornaments through using the string the ornaments had on them, tied a knot around my tinsel and cut the remaining string off. There you go: a fun and easy Christmas garland that anyone can make. Plus it only cost $11.00 to make. Don’t forget to look for extra savings with their cartwheel app.
These little Christmas trees are easy and fun to make, and they take very little time to make. I found these cupcake liners at Wal-Mart for 1.00 a pack for one color. Like the picture below; first cut the sides of the liners. I have used double sided tape and hot glue for my trees, and the tape is easier to manage. If you mess up you can easily fix it.
I found these Christmas tree cones at AC Moore. Last year I made my own cones out of cardstock paper, which is the picture below. They were not as sturdy as these, but they looked the same. I started at the top and measured how much cupcake liner I needed and cut. And there you go: simple and affordable Christmas Décor!