Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Simple Christmas Break Celebration

Yesterday was the last official day of school before the start of Christmas Break.  And while some area kiddos got an unexpected snow day, today, we were already off of school and in celebration mode!

To mark the last day of school and kickoff these next 18 days together as a family, I put together a simple after school snack table for my daughter, her friend, and my two little boys.  Finger foods (cheese, crackers, and pepperonis) were served on festive paper products and steaming hot chocolate was ladled into winter white coffee mugs.  Candy canes, peppermint bark, marshmallows, and whipped cream sweetened the cocoa and their palates.

I fashioned a table runner from a remnant scrap of Christmas fabric and used some faux greenery and a coordinating serving platter to celebrate the whimsical nature of this after-school snack.  The lights were dimmed, the Christmas music cued, and the tree was lit.

The girls delighted in the table setting and the boys in the food!  Just a few simple touches that turned an after-school snack into a holiday celebration!

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle-belling
And everyone telling you
Be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest season of all (wonderful time)
With those holiday greetings
And great happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all

Happy Thursday!  I'm off to finish up some last minute shopping, gift-wrapping, packing, etc.!


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