Merry Christmas

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Christmas Cookie Roundup

Santa Claus is coming to town… Tonight… and he needs his cookies! Check out my roundup of my favorite cookie recipes from Pinterest. Click on each picture to be taken to the site. Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas Eve!

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Holiday Oatmeal Cookies Star Santas Buckeyes Oreo Pudding Peppermint Cookies White Winter Cookies Chocolate Kisses Peppermint Kiss Cookies Moravian Tea Cakes

Elf Movie Party

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The 3rd movie party for the season is the Elf Movie Party. It’s my Favorite!!!


Here are the links for the other Christmas Movie Parties:

Home Alone Party

The Grinch Party

Elf Party

The Polar Express Party

White Christmas Fancy Dinner Party

Miracle on 34th Street Party


J loves this movie! I wouldn’t say it’s my absolute favorite but I can’t go a Christmas without watching it at least once. Plus I took this quiz thing on Facebook that told me out of all the Christmas movies mine was most like Elf. I wish it were more like White Christmas, but I digress.

This is what I cook up for the party:

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I found the recipe for the “Elf” Spaghetti from the pin and site below. I can’t wait to try it this year:

Pin: Elf’s Maple Syrup Spaghetti

Website: Kitchen Concoctions

The NYC Pizza Bread Sticks are an easy concept. Just take some garlic bread and cut into strips. Top the strips with lots of mozzarella cheese and bake according to the directions. Or you could make some pizza rolls. Here are some more ideas:

Pin: Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Website: Lauren’s Latest

Pin: Pizza Rolls

Website: Sally’s Baking Addiction

I also can’t wait to try the snowball cookie recipe that I pinned forever ago:

Pin: Snowball Cookies

Website: Sharmi’s Passions

Here is another great pin that gives tons of ideas for an Elf Movie Party:

Pin: Elf Movie Party

Website: Catch My Party


And you can’t leave out the Elf-inspired decorations:

Pin: Elf Printable

Website: Becoming Martha

Pin: Elf Napkins

Website: The site no longer works, but if someone knows how to make these, I would love to know how!!!


After all of the food, it’s time for snuggling and movie-watching. Elf is such a great, feel-good movie for the whole family and I can’t wait until our Elf Movie Party Night. Hope you all are enjoying the movie parties. Check back on the 22nd for The Polar Express Movie Party. Merry Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Party

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Up next for the movie parties is the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Party.

Here are the links for the other Christmas Movie Parties:

Home Alone Party

The Grinch Party

Elf Party

The Polar Express Party

White Christmas Fancy Dinner Party

Miracle on 34th Street Party

We actually already had our Grinch party this year and it was AWESOME! The kids had so much fun watching the movie and eating their Whoville Meals. I also found out that J apparently had never seen the Jim Carrey version of the movie. I’m not sure how that is possible. Like REALLY?!?! It’s the best!

Here is the menu that we prepared for the party:

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The Who Roast Beast is just a basic pot roast with carrots and onions and lots of seasoning.

Grinchy Mashed Potatoes are regular mashed potatoes with a green tint thanks to Sandy Pandy the Elf who turned our gallon of milk green with food coloring. **This doesn’t do anything to the potatoes. They were actually extremely tasty if I do say so myself!**


I made the Who Pudding by whipping up some instant vanilla pudding mixed with red and green sprinkles (I added them before the 5 minute chilling process) and topping the pudding with some whipped cream and more sprinkles. It was too simple but J and the girls licked their bowls clean.

Here is another pin and site for Who Pudding:

Pin: Who Pudding

Website: The pin leads to an image. The printable is from Seussville, but they no longer have the recipe up on their site.

The Grinch Punch idea is from a pin. The links are below. P.S. I tried to make the punch with milk and it’s disgusting. Do not try at home haha. And I of course used red sprinkles because my green sprinkles were not functioning… ugh.


Pin: Grinch Punch

Website: Stockpiling Moms

Here are a couple more Grinch-tastic ideas from Pinterest:

Pin: Grinch Cookies

Website: In Katrina’s Kitchen

Pin: Grinch Kabobs

Website: Raining Hot Coupons

This celebration was so much fun and the meal is very warm and hearty. So much so that we may or may not have made it through the movie and had to finish it the next day! Oh well. Check back tomorrow for more movie party ideas. Merry Christmas!


Home Alone Movie Party

I don’t know about you, but I love some Christmas movies. I live for watching the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family and breaking out the DVDs each year. I’ve seen each of most of the classics at least 40 times I’m sure and love watching the kids see them for the first time now.

A few years ago I decided to step it up a notch when it came to watching movies. I didn’t just want my girls to watch the movies, I wanted them to experience the movies. So I started (ok halfway started… something always puts a glitch in my plans) a little tradition of having Christmas Movie Parties.

A couple of weeks ago during the 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza, I linked up a party for Miracle on 34th Street, so you should have the basic idea of what a movie party is. Basically I prepare a meal or a treat and then after the celebration, we all watch the movie. I have five movie parties planned this year:

Home Alone Party

The Grinch Party

Elf Party

The Polar Express Party

White Christmas Fancy Dinner Party

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First on the list is one of my favorites, the Home Alone Movie Party. It’s my favorite not only because the movie is absolutely wonderful, but because it is an easy party that anyone can throw together.

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After or while you are eating, pop in Home Alone (one or two… or both) and enjoy. Very easy party and tons of fun!

Here are some other pins with ideas for decor:

Pin: Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Sign

Website: Scootapie Etsy Shop

Pin: Filthy Animal Sweater

Website: DentzDesign Etsy Shop

And some fun facts, games, and humor for your party:

Pin: If Buzz had Instagram

Website: BuzzFeed- Jen Lewis

Pin: Home Alone Drinking Game (Adult Only Party Obviously)

Website: Flickr

Pin: 12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Home Alone

Website: BuzzFeed- Matt Stopera

I can’t wait to host my Home Alone Party. That cheese pizza is calling my name right now! Merry Christmas!