Candy Cane Holiday Party

We had a fun holiday party today. I tried to come up with candy cane themed ideas. Besides this there were balloons, music, cookies and stories.

“Candy cane” grape & marshmallow kabobs for a.m. snack.

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Beading candy cane colored jingle bell necklaces.

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Decorated candy trees – sugar cones covered with green frosting & decorated with sprinkles, candies and marshmallows.

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Candy cane stamping

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We finally tried foam sticker/plastic lid stamps!

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Cotton ball candy canes – my kids just love using the glue bottles!

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Candy cane pizzas for lunch

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Putting together our new gingerbread man floor puzzlegbpuzzle

Treats for the kids – Santa hats (Michael’s had child sized ones), little jars of peppermint glitter play dough, Cutie oranges, and candy canes.

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My kids loved the little jar (from Dollar Tree) that I bought for dramatic play so I bought them each one & made play dough to put in it!kidsgifts

My Favorite Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • glitter (optional)
  • food coloring (optional)

1. Mix flour, salt, & cream of tartar in a medium pot.

2. Add water, extract and oil.

3. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes stirring constantly.

4. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove.

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Comments

  1. Looks like you had a lovely day! Like the peppermint playdough as a gift! I’ve done that before and they always love it. I tend to stear clear of the whole Christmas celebration thing with the kids. But I do like how your trees turned out!

  2. Sometimes I do more, sometimes I do less. The trees are a lot easier to do than gingerbread houses with graham crackers! I think they’re super cute too.

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