{25} Days of Holiday Hullabaloo! Day 3



This next Holiday Hullabaloo activity is a great one, but you may have to do it in a different order depending on whats going on in the area where you live. Last night our community came together for the first time {in a long time at least} and celebrated Christmas with a parade and a bazaar full of wonderful local vendors!  My girls and I enjoyed seeing everyone while selling hot cocoa, cookies and handmade goodies! What fun we had! It truly was a blessing to see our community come together to celebrate our Savior's birthday! I would suggest you seek out events in your community as one of your Advent activities! Here are some pictures from last night!

 Feliz Navidad!



 My little entrepreneurs!


Ash on the First Baptist Kid's Choir float!


The back of the Kid's Choir float. The church on the trailer is a model of our church building! Isn't it cute!?! I think is need some more painting on it though. Maybe some stained glass painted it the windows and some hedges along the bottom.  



This was KK's 4H float! She was on the other side so I didn't get to see her, let a lone take a picture! Boo! 


Now this next picture is not really of anything particular, nor is it a particularly good pic, but I wanted to share because I think the expressions on the two ladies in the bottom right corner is so funny! I wonder whats going on? I like to make up my own little stories to pictures like this. I know, I'm too easily amused!

How does your community celebrate Christmas? Do you have a parade? A festival? Or something totally unique? Leave me a comment! I'd love to know!

Blessings,

{25} Days of Holiday Hullabaloo! Day 1 & 2

Hola!

Our Activities got a little out of wack already, but we will not be deterred! My original goal was to make an advent calendar on Day 1 with my girls, but due to the rush of recent scheduled activities (Out side of our home) I have not had time to do that yet!! Ahhh! How can you do advent calendar activities without a calendar?!?

We will get to that part, but for now we are just trying to keep our heads above water! We have had a different activity we were obligated to participate in every day for the last week and a half! Tonight we have a community Christmas parade with a bazaar to follow. My girls are in two different floats and then they are vendors in the bazaar! KK is selling her feather hair clips she has been making and selling to all of her little friends. She has been quite successful so far! She sells them for $1.00 each and has made over $20.00 so far! Ash wanted to get in on the selling action too, so she is selling hot cocoa with a variety of toppings (such as mini marshmallows, homemade whipped cream, cinnamon, and sprinkles!) and homemade (and cutely decorated) gingerbread cookies to go with them!

Which brings us to our Day 1 activity! Ash and I made ginger bread cookies! They turned out really cute! We rolled out the dough and cut out Christmas shapes then iced them with royal icing and stuck on M&M's!  We packaged them two to a little baggie and tied a cute ribbon on top! Not the most original activity, but fun none the less! The royal icing dries hard so you don't have to worry about it getting messed up when packaged!




I encourage you to make some of these gingerbread cookies with your kiddos and take them to someone who needs some Christmas cheer this year!  Here is the recipe for the royal icing!

Royal Icing

Ingredients

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Scant 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Beat ingredients in a mixer bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water; if too thin, beat 2 to 3 minutes more.

For Day 2 we watched a movie while making feather hair clips for KK to sell. We watched the Nutcracker Ballet! Since I have two aspiring ballerinas here at home it was well received! So cuddle up with your family and break out your favorite Christmas movie!


Singing out for now {I'll be back for day three later tonight!}




25 days of Holiday Hullabaloo - One day closer to Christmas!



As I previously warned on Facebook, I've had something up my sleeve! I've been planning on taking it easy on the schooling during December and doing a special Advent activity with my girls every day! Stay tuned and maybe you will be inspired to do some of these activities and maybe even follow along!

I'll be back later today to share with you about our first activity!
{hint} You need it to keep track of the days!

See ya soon! Happy December!

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