Thursday, December 11, 2008

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Not because of the materialism either—I honestly loathe people’s obsession with gift-giving. What I do love about the holidays is the sudden acquisition of good spirit. Additionally, I am a huge fan of spending quality time with family and friends.

Every year, I host Cookies with Kids—a holiday celebration where all the children in my family (nieces and nephews) come to my home to bake and decorate holiday cookies. The kids usually have a good time—although I end up doing most of the baking (they like to come in last minute to add their personal artwork to the cookies). I make sure to load the house with unique Christmas decorations in order to enhance the holiday spirit. First, there’s dinner—always an exotic food choice—I like to expose them to different types of foods. Next, they bake and decorate cookies. Finally, we cozy up to watch a holiday movie and share fun stories.

This year, I want to try something a tad bit different. I am a huge game guru—so incorporating Christmas party games is top priority this year. The kids will certainly enjoy the Christmas party games in addition to yummy cookies and holiday stories. Tis the season--can't wait for Cookies with Kids 2008!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Cookies and party games sound fun! :)

Mary said...

Girl I am with you... I think people forget the reason for the season...

Its about spending time with the one you love... Not spending money

Maria said...

I have such a wonderful time during the hoiday. Being with family and friends makes it fun! I have wonderful Grandkids! Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the comments! This is the time for loving each other and not falling prey to the mighty dollar! Happy Holidays!

Leroy said...

It puzzles me to see so many people in a joyous festive mood during the holidays, and once the holidays are over they are back to their usual non merry ways. As far as I am concerned everyday is a holiday.

Anonymous said...

Well...even if the holidays are over and they are back to their normal selves; at least there is ONE time of the year when they are happy enough to forget about all their troubles. Sometimes, that's all someone needs...