Sitting there looking down the table at my children, their friends and my family, I found it hard to sum up my day. Then a stranger came up and sang “Happy Birthday” to me and suddenly my day made sense.
December is here, but no need to fear! As we countdown the weeks, days, and minutes until the gift giving frenzy begins, here are 25 ways to make your holiday shopping a bit more jolly!
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Serving up festive snacks and appetizers at a Christmas party leaves your guests in awe, but it doesn't have to keep you in the kitchen all day.
Simple snacks with a holiday theme keep the guests happy and make you look like a culinary genius. If a salmon ball or cheese log is too boring, consider other simple alternatives to keep the guests full this holiday season.
While wishing your guests a merry little Christmas, don't let the stress of the season get in the way of your good mood - especially when it comes to holiday parties!
Instead of running yourself ragged planning an overly elaborate affair, remember that Christmas is a time for friends, family and love. With a little creativity, and some of these helpful tips, you can put together a memorable menu for your kids' party without a lot of fuss and flurry.
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