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Christmassy things to do to get in the festive mood?

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Flingmoo Thu 22-Dec-16 17:51:56

I'm trying to think of things to do this evening, tomorrow and Christmas Eve to get in the festive mood! We have a 2.5 year old so toddler-friendly activities would be great as well as grown up ones after his bedtime!

Would love to hear some ideas! fsmile

esiotrot2015 Thu 22-Dec-16 17:53:45

Watch Christmas movies : Arthur Christmas for your little one

Take him to see the Christmas lights in town & Santa if you haven't already

esiotrot2015 Thu 22-Dec-16 17:54:37

Make paper snowflakes and cover in glitter for the windows
Make paper chains

Make mince pies & Christmas fairy cakes fsmile

BrieAndChilli Thu 22-Dec-16 17:56:05

Last night at bed time o told my kids to put thier dressing gowns on and get in the car, we went for a 15 min drive around the nearby town looking at all the xmas lights on the houses. Kids loved it.

MoonlightMedicine Thu 22-Dec-16 19:28:55

We wrote 5 Xmas cards saying something like 'thank you for making such an effort with your Xmas lights. We love how festive they look' and my 6 yo and 2 yo signed the cards.

We then went on a 'Xmas light safari' and chose 5 houses with the best lights and posted a card through their doors. The kids loved it and it was a lovely, festive activity.

One of the households reciprocated by popping a card through our door with some tree chocolates, thanking the children and saying it had made their day! Will do it every year now I think.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 22-Dec-16 20:43:51

moonlight that's s really lovely idea!

Crumbs1 Thu 22-Dec-16 20:45:40

Carol singing, baking, mulled wine, wrapping presents, make Christingles.

Flingmoo Thu 22-Dec-16 21:28:18


We decided to watch Arthur Christmas on Netflix as you suggested and it was great - first time my toddler has sat through a feature length film and enjoyed it! Was so snuggly all 3 of us on the sofa under blankets fsmile

I am sure we'll do some of the other great suggestions tomorrow!

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