As the aunt of four boys and the “they call me aunt” of my best friends’ kids, I like to make time during the holiday season to spend an afternoon with these amazing kids doing something fun. First, it’s a great way to make special, cherished memories for them and for me! Second, it gives their parents a chance to run errands kid-free. And third, I like sharing what I know while we do something fun for both of us! My hands-down favorite activity to do with the kids this season: the gingerbread house project! (more…)
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I am a guy, so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to build stuff. I am not alone. It’s part of our male DNA. It’s something that is passed on from generation to generation. We like to tinker, put stuff together, figure out how it works, play with cool tools, and conquer challenges. Something else I like to do – spend time with my kids. But I will be honest – I am not as patient or as selfless with my time as my wife. I want to find something they like doing but I like to do as well – yeah, I guess that makes me just a really old kid. So, I am always on the look-out for something fun to do with my children.
I love this time of year! This past Saturday morning, I hosted the second Willow Creek Page Turners Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It went a lot smoother this year. With a little extra preparation and planning, I found myself enjoying this year even more than last. (more…)
You have a long weekend coming up and you’ve decided to spend it creating your very first gingerbread house. Maybe you were inspired by a store display during Black Friday. Maybe you finally wanted to come up with a new way to pull the kids away from the video games by starting a new family tradition. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, you are excited. The idea is in your head and you want it to be perfect. (more…)
As an employee of Wilton, I am always inspired by our vast array of products. This year, I decided to host a Gingerbread House decorating party and I used all kinds of great Wilton products to make it a memorable party for all of our guests. We decided to host it early in the season when people are not as busy. What a great way to kick off the holidays! (more…)