For many around the country, today is a significant day for parents. Why? It’s the last day of school until January, marking the beginning of our children’s Christmas Break. Why is this a significant event? It’s a day that many parents dread because they have no idea what they are going to do to keep their kiddos busy for two entire weeks. (Some schools are even out for three this year!) If you are one of these parents, don’t freak out. We’ve got some fun ideas for activities you can do with your kids over Christmas Break.Have a Gingerbread House Making Contest – If you have grade-school age children and older, then hosting a gingerbread house making contest is a great way to keep them occupied for the day. Of course, you can’t go buy a kit at the grocery store and expect the kids to be entertained for hours. No, they’ve got to make them by scratch in order for this to be an all-day activity.If you’ve never made a gingerbread house from scratch before, you can do a search in Google and find the instructions, recipes and patterns you need. If you and your children have made gingerbread houses from scratch before, then you will probably be able to leave them alone (checking on them periodically is recommended) once they get the pieces in the oven. Baking and building gingerbread houses is not only a lot of fun, but it gives kids something constructive to do with their time over Christmas Break. Have a Fashion Show – If you are the parent of one or more young girls, then helping them put on a small fashion show is a great way for them to spend an afternoon. This is especially fun for a group of girls to…
Dear Valued Customer,
Can you believe that Christmas is only a little over two weeks away? Where in the world has the year gone? Well, this is the time of year when we should be spending as much time with the friends and family members that we cherish the most. Whether it’s getting together with your church group to go caroling, going ice-skating with friends, taking the family out to look at Christmas lights or another fun holiday activity, this is one of the easiest times of the year to make memories with your family and friends. At Kids Formal, we want to help you do that, so in today’s newsletter you will two yummy holiday recipes that you and your kids can make together!
Fruity Peppermint Bark
Ingredients:12 oz. pkg. Nestle Premier White Morsels ½ t. Peppermint Extract 8 Strawberry Starburst Candy Canes
Directions:Place candy canes in a plastic bag, let air out and seal. Crush candy canes into small, fine pieces and set aside. Place white morsels in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave (medium) for 1 minute and stir. If needed, microwave for an additional 10-20 seconds and stir. Stir until smooth. You may need to microwave a little longer, depending on your microwave. Add peppermint extract to the melted morsels and stir well. With wax paper, line a baking sheet. Then, spread the melted mixture out on the wax paper. Spread until the mixture reaches your desired thickness. Sprinkle with crushed strawberry candy canes, pressing lightly. Refrigerate until hard and then break into pieces and place in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Tasty Reindeer Treats
Ingredients:1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix 1 Tub Strawberries and Cream Frosting 1 pkg. Chocolate Almond Bark Black Frosting Pen Pretzels (Regular…not the straight sticks)
Directions:Bake the cake mix in…
So, you’ve decided to host your own Christmas party this year! That’s wonderful as you are sure to have a lot of fun with the family, friends and/or co-workers that you invite. Aside from determining who will be on your guest list and whether it will be formal or semi-formal attire, you will need to decide what food you will serve at the party.
If your Christmas party is going to be adults only, then you won’t have to worry about age-appropriate foods as adults can eat whatever they like. However, if you are going to allow children to attend the party, you should have a table with “kid” food. The table doesn’t have to be labeled “kids only” or anything, but it should contain a lot of finger foods that kids enjoy. Yes, adults can eat from it too.
So, what types of foods are good for Christmas parties?Meats and Cheeses – Plates full of rich, savory meats like turkey and ham are always great Christmas party foods, especially if your guests will be arriving before they’ve had dinner. You don’t have to go all out with all the fixings, but having nice service tray with cut slices of turkey and ham will be welcomed by your guests. Next to the meat, guests will enjoy having a variety of cheese available too. (It doesn’t matter if it’s slices or cubes of cheese.) Finger Foods – Of course, some of your guests may prefer to eat simple finger foods. Many women prefer to do this when they are at Christmas parties, especially if they are wearing formal dresses because these foods are easier to eat and less messy. Therefore, make sure the menu has foods like: pigs-in-a-blanket, fruits and veggies with dips, Mexican pinwheels, cheese and crackers, pre-cooked…