It’s that time of the year we have been waiting for – the holidays! It never ceases to amaze me how much thought and effort goes into creating a memorable holiday celebration. The decorations, the food preparation, and the gift shopping can overwhelm us, not to mention exhaust us.
To help make your holidays terrific without the hassle, here are four ideas covering everything from decorating, inside and out, to dinner and dessert.
Let’s start inside with a Santa-inspired Christmas tree
There is nothing more fun than decorating a tree for Christmas. This year, how about a little help from Santa himself? Click here for ideas on how to create a unique and beautiful Christmas tree that is fun to build.
Next, consider decorating the outside of your home with Christmas light balls
To avoid decorating the exterior of your home by stringing lights all over the place, how about using them to create Christmas light balls? They are amazing to look at and really easy to make.
For this project, the supplies you will need are:
- Chicken wire
- Small wire cutters
- Measuring tape
- LED mini-lights
Click here for the instructions.
Now, to the main course. How about an oven-roasted, cranberry and Dijon-glazed ham?
An oven-roasted ham is a perfect choice for Christmas dinner, but how can you make it special? Start with these ingredients:
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 5-6 pound cooked ham
Then, simply check out these instructions, and you will be on your way to a great main course.
And now, the best for last: dessert — vanilla candy cane cupcakes!
End your Christmas Day with a delicious dessert. What could be better than a holiday cupcake with a festive buttercream frosting filled with the flavor of sweet peppermint?
Here’s what you need to make and bake these delicious cupcakes.
The holidays are a special time to bring your family together to have fun and build lasting memories. Here’s hoping that this article has helped you do that for this holiday season.
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