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Top 10 Christmas Ideas for the Family

Top 10 Christmas Ideas for the Family

Try These Family Time around the Holidays

I wanted to share a fun and creative list of things to do with your kids and family before Christmas. Each year we try something new. Set some time aside for the last two weeks before Christmas and try out these 10 Christmas family time ideas. I am sure you will love these fun Christmas crafts, holiday ideas, and Christmas recipes for celebrating the season. You will score some big points with your kids in the process for being present with them as a parent during such a busy season.

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Rice Krispies Treats® Holiday Sleigh

Rice Krispies Treats® Holiday Sleigh

Rice Krispies Treats® Holiday Fun Snack

Santa's sleigh just got a little sweeter. Spend time getting ready for the season by making these Sleigh Treats™. They are a fun snack that the kids can help make and that everyone can enjoy!

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Progressive Party Ideas

Progressive Party Ideas

How to Throw a Progressive Holiday Party

Does the thought of hosting a holiday party sound fun but a little exhausting? This year, instead of hosting the same old party, organize a progressive party. Team up with two or three other neighbors and host your holiday party together. Choose a date, combine guests lists, and plan the party menu. You’ll save money, make new friends, and have more fun.

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Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas Cookie Packaging Tips

I love giving cookies and other goodies at Christmas. The little boxes, jars and bags make my friends and family smile and it’s an inexpensive way for me to spread a bit of holiday cheer!

Here are five great ways to gift wrap your Christmas sweets.

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Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Christmas Ideas: Milk & Cookies Party

Christmas at my house has always been whimsical and magical, even for adults. This year I continued the tradition with a Christmas party themed around Santa's favorite treat, Christmas cookies. Here's how.

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A Holiday to Remember

A Holiday to Remember

Holiday Recipes & Tips

The best present you can give this holiday season is spending time together with family, friends and all those you love. We've collected some of our favorite seasonal recipes here to help you celebrate together, plus 10 holiday tips to help make every get-together a time to remember.

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Ideas for Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Ideas for Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Holiday Appetizers, Drink and Dessert Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

My family is spread out across the world, from France to California. But once a year everyone travels to my house to celebrate the holidays together... for 10 days. That’s why I learned to depend on delicious holiday recipes that come together in 30 minutes or less. Here are some of my favorite quick and easy holiday party recipes:

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Winter Snowman Fun Kid Snack

Winter Snowman Fun Kid Snack

Rice Krispies Treats® Snowmen with Fudge Hats

We are seeing a lot of snowmen popping up this wintry season. While we love to create snowmen out of snow outside, here’s a yummy Rice Krispies Snowman Treat we’re making as we come inside from the cold.

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Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Holiday Appetizer Recipes

When stores begin playing Christmas carols the day after Thanksgiving, I get as worked up as my children. I can’t help myself. I love the holiday season. I love to decorate our tree and fill our house with the smell of Douglas Fir. I love an excuse to gather with friends in festive clothes, drinking eggnog and singing Christmas carols. I even love the frenetic shopping, the angst of finding just the right present for each child. I love everything about the holiday season except the stress of cramming too many activities in such a short time.

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Christmas Cookie Swap

Christmas Cookie Swap

Tips for Hosting the Perfect Holiday Cookie Swap

Hosting a cookie swap does require a little of preparation, but is definitely worth the effort to create a memorable event that benefits everyone. I wanted to showcase a few frugal and creative ideas for making your Christmas cookie swap special this year!

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Christmas Craft for Kids

Christmas Craft for Kids

Snackpicks Stocking Stuffers

First, using your 2 sheets of paper, cut out 2 large stocking shapes. You can either use a pattern or draw the shape in pencil and cut it out. You will need 2 stocking shapes. Make sure you have them each going a different direction so they can be back to back when finished.

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New Holiday Traditions

New Holiday Traditions

Open the Door to Fun Holiday Dinners

My fondest holiday memories are gatherings at my grandparents’ house to impatiently wait all day for the roasting pig to finish cooking. The smells coming from my grandmother’s kitchen were heavenly: black beans, white rice, boiled yucca, and homemade flan! Yum!! But all those foods took so much time to cook, and even longer to prepare.

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