Sunday, December 8, 2013

Those December Birthdays

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      How are all you Pinquettes doing this Holiday season? Is your shopping done? Have you started decorating yet? How about all that baking? Okay who has made at least made their their Christmas cards? Boy this can be such a stressful time especially if you through in 6 (yes I said 6!!!!) Birthdays into the mix. We have 2 grandsons who turn 7 with only 6 days between them, a grand daughter who turns 4 right after Christmas, 2 sons with birthdays on the 19th and 22nd and my son's girl friend on the 31st. It sure can get overwhelming to say the least.
     Last time we met I showed you a tag I made as a Thank you for Thanksgiving. I decided that since the boys really don't care about cards I would do the same thing (they usually rip the envelopes off anyways, lol). So here is what I came up with:

     Quick and easy! I really try to stay away from the Christmas colors and go with a winter theme so they can feel like their Birthday is a special day and not just lost in the season. Nick's is the first of the celebrations starting Dec. 7. I created this tag pretty much like the  Thank You tag I did HERE. This time I used the wonderful Snowman swirl fabric flower.

     I have been making these Snowman Soup packets for several years now. I found all the info online line. You can find the Headers HERE There are several different free printables of these headers just be sure to scroll down.

          Ben's is on December 13th and I am making these hot chocolate bags as favors for the kids at the party. Of course I will send one to Nick in Florida!!!! I love these fabric covered buttons. They are not only so versatile for so many projects but practical as well. I stapled the header to the bag but wanted to cover it so I used a button as camouflage!

Here is the recipe for the "soup":

  • 1 individual packet hot chocolate mix
  • 2-3 chocolate kiss candies
  • 10-15 mini-marshmallows
  • small candy cane
  • treat bag or zipper food storage bag
  • plastic wrap or small zipper storage bag
Place mini-marshmallows in small zipper storage bag, or wrap in plastic wrap.
Tuck hot chocolate packet into treat bag. Add marshmallows, chocolate kiss candies, and candy cane.
Seal bag or close with twist tie. Holiday hint: glitzy chenille stems make pretty, decorative bag closures. Curl stem ends around a finger or a wooden spoon to create a curly closure!
Add a printable gift tag or bag topper, or attach hand-written tag using the Snowman Soup poem below.
Snowman Soup
Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!

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Donna K said...

Such thoughtfulness to create something non christmas for your winter birthdays…that is such a special thing to do! Love your sweet little gifts too, Mary…thanks for sharing the ingredients, those look yummy! Happy Holidays sweet lady!

An'Jenic G. said...

Cute tag and I love your snowman soup. An'Jenic-

Sugarlips said...

super adorable. I love the snowman soup. the button looks great on it.