DIY New Year’s Eve Bash on a Budget – FREE Templates and Printables
Christmas is over, Santa's come and gone, the last gift opened, and the Christmas feast eaten; it's time to plan for a New Year's Eve Bash! Here are some tips and ideas to help you plan your last party of the year without blowing next year's entertainment budget.
1. Put away the Christmas stuff to keep the focus on New Year's.
You can re-purpose and re-paint some Christmas items to fit a New Year's Eve theme. Your decor should be black and white or pastels with metallic gold ...
DIY Adorable Poem Printables
On the night of Christmas Eve, Santa and his team deliver gifts and goodies to kids around the world in one night! Leave cookies and milk out for Santa, and don’t forget about the reindeer! Guide Rudolf and his team to your home this Christmas Eve with Personal Creations’ fun reindeer food and adorable poem printables. With oats, sprinkles and a pinch of sugar create a special treat the kids can leave out the night before Christmas. This is the perfect way to say “thank ...
Tips to Keep Santa “Real” for Your Kids
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I'm not sure how everyone feels about Santa Claus. I know that there are two schools of thought, those that love the magic of this beloved Christmas tradition, and those that refuse to perpetuate the myth.
The Santa debate briefly raged in our house a few years ago just before my youngest daughter's wedding. Her fiance, tho not entrenched in the non-believer camp, put forth the argument that children should not be encouraged to ...
Matera Day Trip- A Step Back in Time
Matera. Ancient city, shame of Italy, or hidden gem, which describes Matera best? The answer, all of the above.
Matera is a city and a province in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy; the area we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot.
The modern city like any other thriving city is filled with apartment buildings, businesses, and traffic. But that's not the Matera people come to see. They travel there to see the Sassi districts, the historical city center whose buildings are ...
DIY Gingerbread House
I love Gingerbread Houses! I love walking thru Gingerbread House displays during the holidays. We make our own Gingerbread House every year, it's one of our Christmas traditions.
We've made them using store bought kits as well as making our own out of graham crackers and candies. In either case our houses never quite look like the pictures, possibly because we never read all the directions. Nonetheless we have lots of fun making them and the kids love to munch on them.