7 Christmas Morning Tips You Need

Christmas Morning Tips

 

The only time I remember my daughter or grandchildren getting up at 6:00 am willingly is on Christmas morning.  When the light penetrates the windows, it’s time to get up.  Knowing that Santa has left gifts under the tree is too overwhelming.  No matter how late you were up putting gifts together or wrapping presents,  you head downstairs to see the excitement on their darling little faces.

Once the gifts are under the tree, we head off to bed for that much needed hour or two of sleep.  Other things are needed besides gifts on Christmas morning.  So, we have prepared a list of Christmas morning tips for you.  Be sure to check it twice before you head to bed:

Batteries – Check the size of the batteries needed for any toys or other items before you wrap them and make a list.  There’s nothing more frustrating to a child than not being able to play with a toy on Christmas morning because there’s no batteries.

Scissors – Put your scissors in a place where you can find them.  Mine disappear like socks in the dryer.  You may need them to get toys or other gifts out the box.

Trash Bags –  I always have large trash bags on hand for wrapping paper or pieces of boxes ripped apart on Christmas morning.  Kitchen trash bags are too small for the mounts of wrapping paper and boxes that we leave behind.

Notebook or Paper and Pencil – Use these to keep track of who gave the kids and you gifts and what you received so you can write a thank you note.  Thank you isn’t a thing of the past in my home.

Tools – Make sure you can find your Philips and Flathead screwdrivers to remove covers from toys if needed.  You may also need a wrench or pliers. Kids have little patience on Christmas morning.  Everything is fair game, and they want immediate access.

Camera and Batteries – Make sure you have your camera battery charged.  If you’re not using a DSLR, make sure you have camera batteries on hand.  You don’t want to miss a precious memory because the batteries are exhausted or you forgot to charge the camera battery.

Phone Charged  –  My phone starts ringing early Christmas morning.  Between texts, calls and posting on social media, I need my phone to fully charged.  I also have a land line, so that phone needs to charged as well. 

Be sure to check the Christmas morning tips twice.  You want to be prepared for the most wonder time of year.  Capturing memories is just as important as showing love and appreciation during the holiday season.  Who wants to climb out of their nice warm pajamas so they can search for a local 7-Eleven on Christmas morning because they weren’t prepared.

You may also like Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddler Girls or Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddler Boys.

18 Tips and Treats for a Kid’s Thanksgiving Table

 

tips and treats for a kid's Thanksgiving table tips and treats for kids thanksgiving table

 

Are you thinking about the stress of hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year?  Do you need crafts and treats for the kid’s table?  We have gathered a few ideas from around the web that will make you the best host.  Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner can be stressful.  Keeping the children occupied while dinner is being prepared is so important.  Kids aren’t interested in adult conversation or helping you fix dinner.  At least not for very long, they want to have fun.  So, the solution is to serve fun crafts and treats.

Next, choose a few ideas from our list of creative crafts and tasty treats. They are perfect for a Kid’s Thanksgiving Table:

 

dessert ideas for kid's Thanksgiving table

Chocolate Chip Turkeys –  They look almost too good to eat, but I guarantee the kids will devour them.

 

kid's Thanksgiving table ideas

 

Milk in Mini Milk Glasses – Simple, but a pretty addition to a kid’s table.

 

Thanksgiving treats for a kid's table

 

Pilgrim Hats – Chocolate and more chocolate.  I want these at the adult table too.  They’re perfect for thanking guests as they are leaving.

 

kid's Thanksgiving Table Ideas

 

Turkey Hand Prints Table Cloth – We were unable to find the link to the original post.  However, we think you can get a good idea of how it was created from the picture.  So, get creative and create your own version.

 

craft ideas for a kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Paper Fan Turkeys –  This is an easy project for the kids to make while you’re busy preparing dinner. As a result, have another adult or teen assist them.

 

craft ideas for a kid's Thanksgiving table

Handprints Pumpkin – I love this idea, and I especially love white pumpkins.  This is a perfect craft to capture memories of those little hands while waiting for dinner.

 

activities for a kids Thanksgiving table

 

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder – Children love to color.  Makes these adorable pilgrim hat crayon holders to house their favorite crayons.  Print lots of pages for them to color while dinner is being prepared.

 

cookie ideas for a kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Turkey Cookies – I was unable to find the original post for these adorable cookies.  They are so cute, I thought my serious bakers would be able to duplicate them from the picture.

 

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Handprint Turkey Cookies – These personalized handprint cookies would be a perfect addition to a kid’s table.

 

crafts for Kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Personalized Turkey Leg Treats – These are great as place cards and as take home treats.

 

treat ideas for kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Corn on the Cob Caramel Popcorn Treat – Turn caramel popcorn into a corn on the cob treat.  It’s delicious and cute.

 

Thanksgiving place card ideas

 

Pilgrim Hat Name Place Card – These place are adorable and would be perfect at the adult and kid’s tables.

 

food for kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Fall Teepee Cones – Bring a little diversity to the table with these teepees.  In addition, it’s a nice diversion from the pumpkins, turkeys and pilgrim hats. And they look delicious.   

 

kids Thanksgiving place mat

 

Kraft Paper Kid’s Placemat – Children like to see their name on crafts.  A placemat is no exception.  This one is inexpensive and adorable.  However, you can replace the leaves with turkeys or pilgrim hats.  Be creative.

kids Thanksgiving Table ideas

 

Kids Thanksgiving Tablescape  – Create this adorable kid’s Thanksgiving table along with the Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder and other paper items from the Dollar Store.

food ideas for kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Rice Krispy Stuffed Turkey – Stuff this Rice Krispy turkey with Reese’s Pieces.  Furthermore, give the kids a drumstick, wing or a scoop of Reese’s for dessert.  They will love it.

 

ideas for kid's Thanksgiving table

 

Turkey Pancakes –  These pancakes are so cute, and the fruit makes them a healthy meal.  Furthermore, they are perfect for a Thanksgiving morning breakfast while watching the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 

kid's Thanksgiving table ideas

 

Turkey Kisses  – Show your guests love with these Turkey kisses.

treats for kids Thanksgiving table

 

Chocolate Pretzel Rods in a Turkey Holder – Another delicious treat that children will love.  Chocolate and lots of fall colored sprinkles cover these yummy pretzel rods.  Additionally, a glass container is turned into a delightful turkey holder.  I’m sure the Dollar Tree has similar containers.

Did you see any ideas that you want to adopt for a kid’s Thanksgiving table?  Which is your favorite?  I love the handprint turkey table cloth and the Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder.  Finally, you may also like Thanksgiving scrapbook layouts.