When I looked at the calendar today, I could hardly believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! Not a single gift wrapped thanks to prepping and holding our Gingerbread House Party, but all in due time!
Tomorrow we are having our Holiday Potluck at work and I know it will shock you that I volunteered to take care of the gifts for our administrative assistants. It was too much fun and they are such great people that I wanted to do something special.
I found adorable snowflake pins and placed them in the Christmas paint can tins I found at Target in the $1 aisle. First, I filled the tins with holiday kisses (who doesn't love a little chocolate), added the pins and then, using my Silhouette machine, cut out of red vinyl, "Ho Ho Ho." I adhered that to the front of the tin. I then cut out snowflakes out of the white vinyl, added that to the top of the tins and then added a coordinating ribbon. All in all, I thought it turned out cute. I am excited to give them out tomorrow!
We hosted a gingerbread house making party this past weekend for a few family and friends. What fun we had! If the sugar didn't make us happy enough, we were lucky enough to have a special visitor join us - yes, that special guy from the North Pole! The kids were so excited! If you have never had Santa visit your home, I highly recommend it. It will make your holiday season.
A lot of the props for this party served double duty. I kept the same blue and red color scheme as I had for Ethan's carnival party. Last year, I found the printables from Frog Prince Paperie and fell in love with them! Yes, I've been saving them for a year!
Here are few a lot of pictures of our fun. I apologize for the quality - it was quite dark in our house with not a lot of natural light. Keeping it real - no professional photographer for a friends and family gingerbread party. By now if you've followed this blog, you know I can't narrow the pictures down so once again, this post is a picture overload. Vendors and credits at the end of the post. Thank you for looking and have a great holiday season!