One of my favorite holiday traditions is to gather with my Ohana for our annual Ugly Ornament Exchange and Christmas Lights Party. Our plan for the evening is to keep things simple. We order pizza for dinner and then bring stuff to make hot cocoa so we can have something fun to drink when we walk over to see the neighborhood lights. Which by the way is the same lights that were recently featured on an ABC television show!
For my simple contribution, I remembered a project I had done for our Home for the Holidays fair. I brought some jumbo marshmallows and a pack of food markers and let the kids draw faces on them. The kids then dropped their jumbo marshmallow in their hot cocoa and added a candy cane to make it minty.
This is a really simple idea and one that can be reproduced as a fun gift during the Holidays. You can see below the collection I made for my fair. I just drew the face, sealed it in the bag and made a cute topper. The set, Cup of Cheer, provided the perfect stamp to add to the topper and when you put it all together you had a fun favor that would brighten up anyone's cup of cocoa and make it something to cheer about!
Cindy O couldn't join us cause she her daughter was sick but she still found the time to make and send these amazing Seahawks cookies! These were loved by all in attendance because we are all huge Seahawks fans as well as fans of any sweet treat Cindy makes.
Cindy's cookies not only look good but they taste amazing and are quite irresistible as you can see! Andrew darted over to get one seconds after the lid was removed from the container.
I feel so blessed to have had such a special night with such special friends that add so much joy to my life. I love it that we share traditions such as this and take the time to be together during the busy holiday season to celebrate together as an ohana.
I hope that you are enjoying this season as much as I am! And if hot cocoa is on your menu for any of your holiday gatherings remember this fun project so you can create some marshmallow snowmen and create a cup of cheer for your friends and family to enjoy!