Christmas in July

I did something fun last year.

And if you know me, you know that’s kind of a rare statement.

I was inspired by Red Stick Mom writer Kristen Beary and her BearyTots who always seem to have some sort of fun-themed learning going on at their house.

With this poo-storm that is Corona, my kids have handled disappointment after disappointment like champs. I wanted to do something fun and special for them, but at home.

So I decided to throw them the best Christmas in July Amazon could deliver. We tried to take all things Christmas but make them summery.

We put up Christmas patio lights … but inside because of the weather.

We got a cheap tiny light up tree.

We ordered snowflake window clings to make some wintery magic.

We hung a little felt Christmas Tree and let the kids decorate with the included velcro ornaments.

And our kiddos favorite decoration: the Santa toilet cover (no we did not use the actual seat cover because #NASTY.

We ate fun foods like Cajun Ginger(bread) Cakes for breakfast and frozen hot chocolate in the afternoon.

Instead of cutting out and baking sugar cookies, we cut out Jello Jigglers and decorated with sprinkles.

We played fun games like smash the Rudolph pinata, built foam gingerbread houses, and made glittery Christmas ornaments.

They even got to open one present each.

It wasn’t a HUGE and elaborate day, but with 45 minutes of decorating, and 10 minutes of prepping the Jello the night before, the kids sure had a magical day.

Sarah Keating
Sarah is a 30-something mom of four children under six and wife to her high-school sweetheart. She returned to Acadiana two years ago following her husband’s completion of medical school and residency in Shreveport. After the move, Sarah switched gears from full-time pediatric speech-language pathologist and working mom to full-time stay-at-home mom to her brood. Her current hobbies include “speech-therapizing” her children, re-reading the Outlander series, catching up on her Netflix queue after the kids go to bed, completing XHIT videos at naptime, and taking her medication every morning. She loves and respects the sacredness of motherhood, but sometimes you just have to let go and laugh it out. Motherhood has been the most humbling, and empowering journey she has experienced.


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