Friday, December 30, 2011

Pre-Christmas pics

This year I made an attempt at some festive holiday gifts.  Here's one we gave to Cash's teacher:

A home-made snow globe featuring a picture of her in elf form. I'll admit, these are not the quickest little gifts you can give, but she almost cried when we gave it to her, so it was worth it.  We made them for a lot of people over the season.

Home-made white chocolate popcorn. (I've never done neighbor gifts before - thank heavens we don't live in Utah!  Those neighbors go CRAZY! I'm not ready for that kind of pressure.)

We even made some friends join us in re-enacting the nativity.

I got together stuff for some Minute-to-Win-it games back at Thanksgiving that we've used a couple times over the holiday season. Seriously, check out the game faces, people:

And you gotta love this one (holiday kiss - move ornaments from one string to another using only your romantic is that?!):

Jingle Box was probably the favorite though. Watching people shake their bootie to try to get ping pong balls out of a kleenex box set to Christmas music never gets old.

Cash's Christmas program:


AnnaMarie said...

Wow, you guys are awesome! I love the Christmas pictures you got, and really love the teacher-as-an-elf gift! So great.

Anonymous said...

Love those four-boy photos! Fun times with friends and great ideas.

Melanie said...

You are good! Party planner 2011!

SuburbiaMom said...

Fun stuff! Can't wait to try the ping pong/kleenex box game!!!

Chadlee said...

I know you live in Florida, but your Utah roots are showing - all this creativity and effort put into things. Those snow globes are so clever and look so great!

Lindsey said...

I love looking at our snowglobe! The popcorn and pretzels were works of art, too! We had such a fun time acting out the Nativity, and I think my favorite moments were Cash's face when the angel appeared, and Diesel waving around the star. Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful time in Utah and that your flights went off without a hitch.

Stefanie Miller said...

Hey Jen- What did you use for the snow in your snow globes? I tried to make those this year and couldn't get passed that issue (as well as a few others), so I've got a few baby jars full of murky glittery water and floating ornaments that came unglued in my cupboard. Brief tutorial, please? Oh, and I loved all your other pictures too. =)

Anonymous said...

How fun! Loved the homemade gifts and loved those fun games! Great ideas!! Looks like you will be ready for a move to Utah, quite impressed.