Traditionally, on past Christmas Eve’s, the girls and I have made cookies on Christmas Eve to leave out for Santa (and for us to eat since Santa doesn’t really need two dozen cookies). I usually just buy some cookie dough and we use the sprinkles that I already have on hand to decorate the cookies. This year, however, we changed it up a bit.
When I went to the Wilton Outlet Sale (seriously…check this sale out if you are able), I picked up a gingerbread house kit. I thought that this would be a fun project for the girls and I to conquer during our Christmas break. (The first time that I attempted a gingerbread house on my own, the walls were held up with cans of soup on the inside of the house……)
Was it the prettiest gingerbread house ever built? Um. Of course not. But, we had a lot of fun putting it together and adding our own touches (so many marshmallows!!!!). And, it was actually really easy to put together so a great project to do with kiddos.
It’s not our typical “making cookies” adventure. But, it was fun and then we got to eat it.
Bonus: the house stayed up until we tore it apart to eat it! That’s a victory right there. 🙂
The list thus far:
- Watch Christmas movies
enegade Craft Fair – Holiday Market Walnut Room at Marshall Field’s….er…um Macy’s
ay Magic at Brookfield Zoo Picture with Santa
- Drink egg nog
Mag Mile Lights Festival
- Christmas with Mimi and Pa
- Christmas with Granny and Pa
- Kid friendly New Year’s Eve countdown