Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve Party Games

We love to spend New Year's Eve with our extended family playing games.  Below are a list of games we love to play together.  They are for most age groups, so no one is excluded.

We hope you have a Happy New Year!

Party Games

Use party blowers or wax lips (for New Year kiss) for the kiddos
shot glasses of alcohol for an adult version.

Fun games we love that are for purchase:

You could always just have a fun silly string fight 

nerf party

If you liked these games, you might also find great ideas in our other holiday games:

22 Mini Pumpkin Games (Apples work great too!)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stained Glass Christmas Gelatin

This has been a family favorite since before I was born.  
It is our "it's just not Christmas without" dish.

(Sorry for the bad quality pictures, while making this at my mother's house I thought I should put this in the blog, very last minute with no good camera.)

  You'll need to pick two of three flavors/colors if your favorite gelatin brand.
For three colors, one 3 oz box of each flavor/color of gelatin.
(you can change up the colors for different holidays)


For two colors one 3 oz box of your least favorite flavor/color and one 6 oz box of your favorite flavor/color gelatin.
We like a 6 oz. Strawberry flavor and a 3 oz. lime flavor

Make gelatin in separate dishes with slightly less water then the box directions call for
(ex. 1 3/4 cup of water for 3 oz box).

Chill in refrigerater for four hours.

When it's good and solid it's time to make the filler.

1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup citrus juice (orange or lemon)
1 small box Jello (lemon, orange, or peach)
Stirring Constantly

Once it's boiled place in freezer or refrigerator, just until it begins to gel.

You'll need to make two packages of Dream Whip.
Follow directions on package.

When your Gelatin is good and solid, slice it into 1" squares with a butter knife.

Using a flat spatula scrape out the squares, being careful not to beak them up.

Pour the colors into a large 9X13 glass dish.

Beat together the boiled mixture and Dream Whip.

Pour over the  sliced gelatin cubes.  Stir until evenly mixed.

Refrigerate for four hours or until set.
This is a terrible picture, but the Gelatin looks like stained glass.

This is my all time favorite holiday dish.
  We hope you like it.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Tissue Paper Wreath
My daughter first learned how to make this in her 5th grade class.  She had so much fun making it, and was excited to give it to us as a Christmas present.  It's super easy and the results are beautiful.  You could easily change the colors to match any holiday.

You will need:
a cheap wire hanger
three packs of tissue paper in the colors of your choosing
(you can substitute coffee filters for tissue paper)
a pair of scissors

First, bend the hanger into a circle shape.

Cut the tissue paper into 10-12" X 2-3" strips.

Roll the center of a strip of the tissue paper.

Twist the tissue paper strips around the wire hanger one at a time. 
Coordinate colors as desired.

Push each strip together tightly around the wire hanger.

When you wrapped tissue paper completely around the wire hanger, flush and primp.

You can either use wire cutters to cut off the top of the hanger or use it to hang your wreath by.

Turned out super cute and was so easy and cheap!

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