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Holiday Entertaining Hit Lists
December, 2009 - Issue #62
Because sometimes all you need is a good idea.

"Ingredients" for Kid-made Greeting Cards & Invitations
•Ribbons, bows, raffia, yarn

•Wrapping and construction paper scraps

•Fabric and felt scraps

•Old holiday cards and magazines

•Folded card stock and matching envelopes

•Holiday cookie cutters (for tracing)

•Dried pasta, leaves, tiny twigs and flower petals

•Cotton balls and q-tips

•Crayons and markers

•Glitter

•Tape, glue sticks, white glue

•Hole punch, safety scissors

Edible Place Settings do Double Duty as Favors
•Holiday sugar cookies with names scripted in icing

•Gingerbread mix, complete with cookie cutter and ribboned name tag

•Dried bundles of herbs (thyme, rosemary, tarragon) raffia tied and topped with a tag

•Petite jar of homemade jam with top covered in table-scape-coordinating fabric

•Single-serving bottles of champagne or wine

What to Do when there's "Nothing" to Do
•Roast marshmallows over a fire pit - or barbeque

•Impromptu neighborhood caroling

•Write letters to Santa Claus (Adults, too!)

•Pour hot chocolate in a thermos and take a holiday-lighted stroll

•Make sachets out of dropped Christmas-tree needles

Holiday Movies to have on Hand
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" NR

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" NR

"Scrooged" PG-13

"The Ref" R
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