What a week this has been! From year to year I forget how busy the last week of school is, with holiday parties at every turn. I have been busy cooking and crafting all week, but wanted to pause for a moment to share these easy reindeer cookies that were a hit at Emma's preschool Christmas party. I saw this idea in Family Fun awhile back. To make these, dip Nutter Butters in melted chocolate almond bark and place dipped cookies on wax paper. While they are still wet, position broken pretzel pieces under the cookie for antlers and a red candy on the tip for the nose. Allow the chocolate to harden, then make the eyes with white icing and mini chocolate chips. And there you have it -- the most famous reindeer of all!
Last year's Gingerbread House Party was such a great way to kick off our holiday break that we are hosting a little celebration today when our half-day of school ends. I told the children they could each have one friend over for the afternoon, and they chose our favorite pair of sisters and favorite pair of brothers. Garrison, Gavin, Emma and Lizzy will be joining us at our dining room table, where we will be channeling holiday excitement into a fun afternoon activity.
Come back next week for details of our Christmas pARTy!