Easy No-Sew Christmas Placemats

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If you can manage to squeeze in one more crafty Christmas project, these adorable no-sew placemats from Kristi Murphy are a fabulous addition to any sophisticated holiday gathering. They’re made with white linen, iron-on vinyl, and your Cricut. (If it’s … Read More...

50+ Christmas Candy Recipes for Your Holiday Party

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What’s a Christmas party without lots of candy? Indulge your sweet tooth with this fabulous collection of over 50 Christmas candy recipes. There’s fudge, caramels, truffles, cookie bark, and mints galore! Everything looks so good I’m tempted to scrap by … Read More...

Hot Chocolate Party Favor

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Hot cocoa mix is the perfect favor for any winter party. This adorable jar  features a faux whipped cream and candy cane lid for a clever presentation. You can buy the jars at any dollar store and it should take you … Read More...

Make a Coastal Branch Tree for Christmas

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For those of you planning a more sophisticated, adults-only celebration,  this coastal branch tree from Crafts by Amanda would make a lovely addition to your holiday party decor. Just remember to follow the instructions exactly, as Amanda recounts that she … Read More...

Make an Ugly Sweater Cookie Tray

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If you’re planning an ugly sweater party this holiday season, check out this fun cookie tray from Tikkido. The tray is decorated with a finger knitted yarn border, battery operated lights, and tiny miniature Christmas presents. Click here for the … Read More...

Download Free Hanukkah Party Printables

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Free printables make it easy to throw a festive party on a tight budget. If you’re searching for Hanukkah printables, I love this party set from Evermine. You can download a banner, cupcake wrappers, star toppers, patterned paper, wine labels, … Read More...

Build Your Own Life Size Gingerbread House

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Keeping children entertained at holiday gatherings can be a challenge, but this giant cardboard gingerbread house looks like it would do the trick. Heck, if I could squeeze inside, I think it would be the perfect spot to enjoy cocoa … Read More...

Make Easy Burlap Christmas Gift Bags

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These burlap gift bags are very simple and easy to make, and are completely customizable, as you could add whatever embellishments and decorations you like! They would make for a great way to package party favors during the festive season. Personally, … Read More...

16 Tasty Hanukkah Recipes

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If you’re still working on your Hanukkah menu, Babble has put together a helpful slideshow featuring recipes for mandel brot, curried sweet potato latkes, rugelach, and more. Click here to see the full slideshow.

What are your family’s favorite Hanukkah … Read More...

A Winter ONEderland for Baby’s First Birthday

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I always feel bad for winter babies. The holidays are such a busy time for everyone that it’s easy to neglect birthday parties for kids born in November, December, and January. But, Rachel Cooks has created an amazing “Winter ONEderland” party … Read More...

5 Ways to Style a Cocoa Station

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When the temperature drops, I love to curl up with a nice cup of hot cocoa. If you’re planning on adding a hot cocoa station to your next holiday party, Infarrantly Creative has a great list of setup ideas. The … Read More...

Create Your Own Winter Wonderland

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It snowed in Iowa for the the first time last week, so it’s definitely starting to feel like winter in my neck of the woods! I love this “Winter Wonderland” party idea from Sweet Designs. Amy Atlas has created a … Read More...

Host a Perfect Cookie Exchange

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If you love Christmas cookies, but aren’t fond of spending hours in the kitchen, a cookie exchange is a great way to get an assortment of treats for your family while catching up with old friends. Sun Scholars has compiled … Read More...

20 Free Birthday Printables

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Who doesn’t love free stuff? Plan your next birthday bash on a budget using this great roundup of 20 free birthday printables. There are cards, banners, badges, photo booth props, and more. Most of the designs are suitable for both … Read More...

Top Thanksgiving Party Games

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If you’re look for some new party game ideas for your Thanksgiving day celebration, My Kids Guide has assembled a great list of games for both the young and the young at heart. My extended family likes to play Bingo … Read More...