On the show, Six Sisters’ Seriously Simple Holiday Ideas, Stephanie shared some of her favorite traditions and activities. Several are linked below. Plus we added some of our own favorites. Share some of yours in the comment section.
- Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake Recipes – I (Tracy) love the show Cupcake Wars so this is definitely something my girls and I will enjoy making this year!
- 20 Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids from Sassy Style Redesign – Everything from candy cups, crafts, bingo, scavenger hunts, mad libs, and more!
- Crazy Dinner – Stephanie mentions this night-before-Thanksgiving favorite.
- The Thankful Table – Lay butcher paper down on a table along with some colorful markers and crayons. When guests arrive have them each write something they are thankful for on the paper!
- 25 Family Christmas Traditions – Great ideas!
- Book Advent – I love that Camille went to the thrift store to buy the books.
- Make Homemade Caramels – Take to a neighbor or freeze for later. My amazing friend makes her secret recipe all month long. She freezes the caramels until she is ready to deliver them to her friends and neighbors.
- Have a Gingerbread House Making Contest – All the sisters’ details and a list of the best candy to use.
Some of Tracy’s traditions:
- An after-dinner kickball game or walk
- Every other year all the extended family and cousins get together the Saturday after Thanksgiving at my husband’s parent’s church gym for the day. We play basketball, kickball, eat, do crafts, talk and laugh. It is one of my kid’s favorite events! We close the evening by taking the dreaded, huge group photo . . . and then a photo of each individual family . . . with EVERY single persons’ camera! 🙂
- One year, the night we put up our Christmas tree, there was nothing planned for dinner. I had ingredients to make waffles so I did. My kids remembered it the next year and requested waffles again. Since then we have had waffles, eggs and sausage every year after we put up the tree. Had I known this I would have ordered take-out! Making waffles takes about an hour of me standing and cooking (and then cleaning up).
- Fill an Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox.
- My husband and boys deliver Angel Tree gifts and/or serve a holiday meal for the men at City Union Mission.
- Instead of cookies and milk for Santa, we would lay out hay for the reindeer. When we arrived home from church the hay would be gone indicating Santa had come. We were so proud the reindeer got a snack!
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?