December 3, 2012
It’s officially December which means I feel like a spinning top—are you with me? The holiday season is in full force, and in our family we have the added bonus of a December birthday. My oldest daughter’s birthday is smack in the middle of this season of snowflakes, mistletoe and celebration overdrive. My little tidbit of advice: don’t fight the season, embrace it. Adults have a line-up of holiday parties on their social schedule so have fun and host a kids’ birthday bash that seizes the season.
Side note: did you notice that your house is already decorated?
Birthday cake: She asked for a reindeer cake, so that’s what mama gave her.
Hot chocolate sticks: Swirl one of these little guys in a mug of warm milk for easy hot cocoa.
Gingerbread houses: I like to hot-glue gun the houses together pre-party; it let’s the focus be on the fun, decorate-with-candy (and sneak a couple gum drops) part.
Happy birthday to my best Christmas present…ever!