December 24, 2012

Christmas Block Party 2012

The chocolate chip cookies are cooling on the counter and our ham is in the oven. The girls are playing quietly while Johnathon picks up the living room for the 15th the last 5 minutes. :)
Our elves surprised the girls with gifts this morning. They each received a new pair of jammies to wear tonight. I'm sure it will be hard for the girls to say good-bye to them tonight, but this momma is SO happy for them to stay in the North Pole until next year. I have a few pictures of where they hid and I hope to share them soon, but for now I have the details of our block party.
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Back in early December, my neighbor and I hosted a Christmas block party.

We had the cutest little 'Reindeer Food Bar' where the kids were able to make their very own custom mixture of reindeer food.

Being on talking terms with the big guy {aka: Santa} we were able to pull a few KNOWN reindeer favorites

The kids had a blast and we will surely do it again next year.

We even had a 'Kid Craft & Cookie Decorating' area.

There were sugar cookies (candy cane, Christmas trees, gingerbread men, and stockings), icing and lots of yummy toppings for the kids to be creative with.

There were even yard games.

A fun time was had by all.

Here are some of the kids making their reindeer food.

Others spend the majority of the time playing games.

We drank hot chocolate and even served hot dogs from a crock pot. I found the idea on Pinterest and was happily surprised when they turned out perfect and delicious. 

A party just wouldn't be complete without our goofy little Madelynn. :)

I hope everyone is having a joyful and happy Christmas Eve with their friends and loved ones. I am sad to be so far from my family and friends, but incredibly thankful to have Johnathon home this year and to be blessed with such amazing neighbors.
Merry Christmas!

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