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Some years I feel like spending hours making divinity and homemade fudge for my neighbors. Other years I want an easy neighbor Christmas gift that I can purchase from the store. This happens to be one of those years. I feel like our December calendar filled up SO fast and I am trying to simplify this Christmas. My neighbor Christmas gift idea for this year came to me while I was at the dollar store. I was going to do something with the song lyrics “Deck the Halls”, but went another route.
My hope is that because so many treats are distributed during this time of year, my neighbors will love the idea of getting something they can use all year long! And, I really do hope they sit down and have a family game night! I play UNO with my daughter each night before bed and it is the best 15 minutes of time with her all day!
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When planning a Christmas party for kids, I always come up with a plan that has them alternating between activities that are sitting vs activities that have them up and moving. The Christmas crafts for kids I’m sharing today are perfect for a school Christmas party! My kids (ages 3 and 6) loved making them. Last week I shared my Christmas party games for kids and they will make up a good portion of the party. Today want to show you the cute Christmas crafts (one even doubles as the treat!).
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Get ready for my very favorite Christmas party games for kids! Our calendar for December is filling up quickly! We have a Christmas party each weekend and some during the weeks leading up to Christmas! I’m helping with the Christmas party games for kids at a couple of parties this year and wanted to share with you a few of my favorites. Whether your group is small or large, these will get the kids involved and having fun! All of them can be prepped in just a few minutes and don’t take a lot of effort to do!
Entertaining for the holidays is one of my favorite things (along with rain drops on roses and red woolen mittens)! Being sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser to create this holiday pie buffet sweetens the whole thing considerably! This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission on purchases made through these.
With the hurried pace of the holidays, using ready made pie and whipped topping is the way to share the joy without spending all day in the kitchen.
This is a bit of a spoiler alert for my friends and neighbors. These are the gift tags I’m using for our Christmas Neighbor Gift. I’m making this recipe for Gooey Chex Mix (also called Christmas Crack, or so I’ve heard) and packaging it up in cute little bags and containers I picked up at the Dollar Tree. This FREE tag prints 6 per page and would go great with any Chex mix – homemade or store bought! Hopefully this will make your neighbor gifts a little bit easier this year!
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There are already a lot of White Elephant gift ideas on Pinterest, but I felt like a lot of them cost a lot of money. If I know something is most likely going in the trash after the party, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it. So I rummaged around my house and came up with, what I think are Easy White Elephant gift ideas for my family party this weekend.
Easy White Elephant Gift Ideas
My husband works in the nursery at our church on Sunday’s and it can kind of be a germ pool and a place of lots of tears (sometimes his, sometimes the kids – I kid, I kid). So I thought it would be fun to put together a Nursery Workers Survival kitfor those working with the kids at church.
You’ve got your essentials – hand sanitizer, a kids medical mask (for those that get dropped off with a terrible cough), snacks and a game (5 little ducks).
Then, for those who are looking for a bit of romance, I did a redneck Recipe For Romance Kit.
It includes a Boys 2 Men cassette tape, tea candles and a can of beans (for the bubble bath) all packaged in a Victoria’s Secret bag.
Last year my niece, Alix was the lucky recipient of my “Diarrhea of Anne Frank”. It was a mixture of flour, cocoa powder, water, pureed spinach and nuts in a mason jar. Yuck!
I love appetizer parties – especially around the holidays. There is so much decadent food and appetizers give you that perfect bite. I love just having a taste of lots of different foods food. These Sausauge Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect bite in my world. They combine the deep earthiness of the mushroom with slightly spicy sausage and the richness of cream cheese. Delicious!
They only take a few minutes to prepare and are baked and ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy!!
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
16 oz. Button Mushrooms
8 oz. Spicy Italian Sausage (the cream cheese will tone down the heat a lot)
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/3 c. Panko Bread Crumbs
*Optional: Cayenne Pepper Directions:
Gently clean dirt from mushrooms with a damp cloth. Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside. Arrange mushrooms top side down in a 9 x 13 pan.
Brown and crumble ground Italian Sausage in a pan over medium high heat until cooked through.
In a food processor add 1 cup of the mushroom stems and pulse several times to chop. Don’t have one? I use the Cuisinart Food Processor and love it. Christmas is coming – better add it to your list!
Add the ground sausage, bread crumbs and cream cheese and process until combined. Taste the mixture and add cayenne pepper for more heat ½ tsp at a time (this will depend on the type of sausage you purchase and your personal taste).