Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions, it is what makes the holidays special.  I still remember growing up two of my favorite traditions were that 1) we were each allowed to pick one gift to open on Christmas Eve.  I can't tell you how excited we got about this.  2) Going to watch a live enactment of the Nativity every year after Christmas Eve Church.  Now that I have kids of my own I am trying to create some new memories with them that they will remember and hold dear to their hearts one day.

One special tradition Sterling and I have is we make food for our neighbors every year.  In the past I usually picked what recipe I wanted to make but this year I decided to let him choose and he chose Christmas Funfetti Cupcakes.   Who doesn't love some Funfetti??

 While he had rest time one day I surprised him with this decorating station- outside is key trust me there were sprinkles every where.
I found the adorable table cloth and plates at Pottery Barn Kids.  Not gonna lie the Pom-Poms sold me on the Runner.

and the plates are non-breakable which is always key with the kids.  Every night Sterling requests his Rudolph plate I only wish I had ordered two more!  I bought two different types of icing and sprinkles so Sterling could get creative.

My little man getting down to business decorating cupcakes,  Take note of the sheer amount of sprinkles on his.  And he is obsessed with his Elf pajamas.  Wears them all the time.

 Pure Bliss.

The finished product. I found the little cupcake toppers at TJMaxx.

Time to deliver.

Another new tradition we have is our elf on the shelf
Sterling insists on decorating his room too so I found him this cute tree set from Pottery Barn Kids.  He loves the three different sizes. And I like that later on if I want to use them I can separate them and spread them around our house.  Last night Sparkles our Elf decided to land on his trees.
Today only Pottery Barn Kids is offering free shipping on all orders so a great time to order last minute gifts or decorations!

Frances digs them too.

This year I also ordered these Santa Bags with the kids names on them.  Since we travel for the holidays they are great for packing all their gifts in.

In the meantime til Santa comes Sterling likes to use his as a sleeping bag- the size large is indeed large!  There is also a smaller option as well.

What are your favorite Holiday traditions?
Thanks to Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post and gifting me the items featured above.


Carli said...

Love PBK - just ordered my daughter a personalized sleeping bag :) Loved seeing everything you got for the kids!
They also have free shipping today only with code FREESHIP :)

Jillian said...

the santa bags are so cute! haha cute :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Unknown said...

Such awesome traditions!

Unknown said...

Too Cute! Love all the PB Kids Elf on the Shelf stuff!

Pink and Fabulous said...

Sterling looks just like you in that picture where he is laughing! The cupcake station is such a great idea!!