Three Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Did leprechauns pay a visit to your house today? If not, treat your kids to a little St. Patrick’s Day fun with these family-friendly ideas.

Fill glass containers with gold Rollos, rainbow Skittles and cloud-like marshmallows for a festive treat. 

  1. Send your kids on a leprechaun scavenger hunt, with a sweet surprise at hidden at the end of the rainbow. This is incredibly simple to pull off by printing out and hiding these scavenger hunt clues from Jenny Cookies.
  2. Add a little green theme to your dinner tonight! We think these loaded green potatoes would be a great festive side and a sneaky way to get a little extra veggies in. All you need is a bag of Finishing Touch Baby Bakers, mashed potatoes, green onions and broccoli florets.
  3. Take a short cut and just add festive toppings to store bought doughnuts for a treat your kids are sure to love. We’re partial to this Lucky Charms topping idea.

Decorating Your Holiday Table

Christmas, Holidays | December 9, 2013 | By

While decorating for the holidays is all part of the fun, sometimes preparing your home for holiday entertaining can result in unnecessary stress. Instead of worrying about getting it all done by yourself, enlist a few helpful hands and take advantage of the opportunity to spend individual time with a loved one.

Decorating your table for holiday get-togethers is a great project to collaborate on with your mother, daughter or best friend. Whether you’re picking out the perfect place settings or creating your own floral arrangements, you can turn an item on your endless to-do list into quality time together. Here are some ideas for table décor that are simple to create, but are sure to impress.

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Creating Holiday Traditions with Your Family

The holiday season is filled with family traditions. From decorating a tree together to making a favorite recipe, these traditions are often the things that create the most treasured memories. Carrying on traditions from generation to generation is something special that helps to strengthen a family’s identity. If you have young children, here are some ideas for holiday activities your family could cherish for years to come.

  • Between the stress of holiday to-do lists and the anticipation of the day itself, it can be hard to remember to be thankful throughout the holiday season. Create an Advent Calendar that helps your family remain thankful this month by hanging 25 clear plastic fill-able ornaments from a ribbon. Each day, have a member of your family fill an ornament with a note about something they’re thankful for.
  • Help your kids give back this holiday season by introducing “Santa’s Toy Swap.” Have your kids pick out old toys to leave under the tree for Santa to take back to the North Pole to repair for other children.

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