Christmas is in 10 days. How did this happen?!
We’ve been talking a lot about Advent and making the most of this season. Today I’m going to share my Advent activity list. Hopefully you (and I!) can squeeze a few of these in and make the season a little more wonderful.
Decorate the house
DIY Christmas pallet sign
Watch a Christmas special
Make hot cocoa and popcorn
Learn Christmas songs on guitar
Eat caramel corn and do a puzzle
Drive around and look at lights
Make Christmas card holder
Take a walk In the snow
As you can see I haven’t made much leeway with it yet. I made a prettier copy that maybe you want to save and print:
There are lots of other activities that I left off that’d be especially great for kids (i.e., sledding!)
Never heard of Indoor S’mores? You are missing out. I love to make “gourmet” s’mores and add all kinds of different chocolate-y toppings, like replacing the chocolate bar with a Reese’s Cup or dunking the thing in melted chocolate (seriously making myself hungry right now).
It’s really simple, especially if you have a toaster oven.
Line your toaster oven rack or a baking sheet in foil
Lay down a graham cracker square for each person
Top with a marshmallow (you can also add chocolate now if you like it really melt-y)
Broil carefully for just a minute or so (keep an eye on those suckers!)
Toast on high for a couple of minutes keeping an eye on the marshmallows
Quickly add the chocolate/peanut butter cup/Carmello bar/what-have-you
Allow to melt and add top graham cracker
That’s it. You’re five minutes away from delicious s’mores, no camp fire required.
If you’re having a holiday party or family gathering, have a s’mores bar with lots of toppings. Here are my suggestions (graham crackers and marshmallows go without saying):
Regular size Reese’s Cups
Andes Mints or mint chocolate chips
Thinly sliced strawberries, bananas or kiwis
Candy melts or baking chocolate (for drizzling/dipping)
Chocolate coins for a Christmas twist on the regular chocolate
Mini Crunch Bars
Here’s a fun menu I found to give you some ideas for mixing up your s’mores ingredients
You could have a competition for who can create the tastiest gourmet s’more!
Have any more suggestions for me?
What other Advent activities do you and yours do every year?
Are you going to a Christmas Eve service?
Let me know in the comments.
Check back later this week for some last minute gift ideas!
Until then, Love always,