DIY Santa’s Cookies & Milk Placemat with Cricut

It's official I'm obsessed with all things Santa this holiday season!  It all started with my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree, then it was a cute DIY "Santa Stop Here" sign on my Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantle. Then we started baking cookies with our DIY Mrs. Claus Baking Kits and you can't forget about writing letters to Santa and putting them in our special DIY Letter to Santa Envelopes.  I thought we had this year's theme well covered, until I started thinking about … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree.Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

Christmas Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights are a fun way my family enjoys watching movies. Living in California we still get to enjoy a little evening time outside during December. So, I created a Christmas outdoor movie night!I set up our inflatable movie screen, set out some chairs, and added a little concession stand table for all the movie night guests. Everyone was so excited to watch Santa Claus is coming to town!While out shopping, I stumbled upon the cutest fleece blanket throws! The colors … [Read more...]

Coke Bottle Santa

If you have been following Giggles Galore you probably know by now that lots of my inspiration for parties, projects and crafts come from childhood memories, and I owe a lot of my creativity to my incredibly talented mom.  This is one of those projects.  Years ago my mom, who is a school teacher, would spend her summer crafting and creating things that she could sale to make extra money for Christmas.  There were always lots of creative crafts, but the Coke Bottle Santa was one of my … [Read more...]

Christmas Treats for the Classroom

There are so many wonderful ideas floating around for fun Christmas treats.  I'm working on finding the perfect treat to make and take to the kid's school class Christmas party next week.  Here are just a few of the treats I think the little munchkins would enjoy:Santa Hat Cake Pops via Bakerella  Once there was a Snoman on a Stick via A Little Tipsy  Holiday Pretzel Treats via Family Fun  Rudolph Cake Pops via Lisa Storms  Candy Cane Mice … [Read more...]

North Pole Breakfast 2011

Last year I saw this idea on Jessica’s blog and thought it was such a fun idea to welcome the Christmas season and introduce our elf on the shelf to the family. Our North Pole breakfast last year was a big hit and I knew this would be a great tradition for our family. So, last night after the kids went to sleep I set everything up and when they woke up this morning they were greeted by a cheerful surprise!Decorations and Party Details: I used traditional red and green Christmas colors … [Read more...]