Here are some last-minute recipes and craft ideas to share with you, our amazing friends!  Enjoy the holidays!

DIY Mason Jar Reindeer

 


 

The ‘Saran Wrap Ball’ Christmas Party Game Is A Must!

 Awesome Jelly

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There are all sorts of interesting and fun games you can play at your #Christmas party, but this one is super duper fun!

It is called ‘The Saran Wrap Ball’ and it is just that…a massive ball of Saran Wrap with a ton of goodies layered throughout the ball and one awesome prize in the center! (see photos below)

Here is how it works!

  • The first person with the ball starts unwrapping while the person on their right rolls a pair of dice, trying to roll doubles.
  • Once doubles are rolled, the ball is passed to the next player and the sequence begins again.
  • The person with the ball does not stop unwrapping until the person to their right rolls doubles. This creates a wonderful suspense and urgency to the game!
  • You get to keep the treasures you unwrap along the way!
  • You can roll the dice to see who starts with the ball first! (ie: First person to roll a six)

Make sure to put the best gift in the middle and remember…you can be creative and make this ball of Saran Wrap as big as you want!!!

Feel free to modify the rules a bit too!

  • Maybe use just one of the dice and pick a number that has to be hit in order for the ball to pass to the right!
  • Try wearing winter gloves or mittens while unwrapping to make it that much more difficult!
  • Use Press and Seal wrap to make it a tad more challenging!
  • When making the ball, you can use one solid strip of Saran Wrap or individual pieces. If using individual pieces, try going every which way with the pieces to really make it challenging to unravel!
  • If you have a large group, try using two large balls and start them on opposite ends of one another!
  • Place a blindfold on the person who is unwrapping, that will only make it that much more exciting!

 

Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Red, green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)

Directions

  • Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
  • Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden). Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  • Note: I was able to fill 8 - 9 1/2"x 4" party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe, just to let you know so you have an idea for gift giving.
  • *These can be found in the cake decorating section of some supermarkets, at craft stores or at specialty kitchen kneads stores.
  • Recipe Source: Adapted from Bake at 350

 

Heavenly Divinity 

Ingredients
Servings: 40
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1/2 cup cherries (optional)

Directions:
In a 2 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt.
Cook to hardball stage, (260 degrees), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg white till stiff peaks form.
When syrup reaches 260 degrees, very gradually add the syrup to egg whites, beating at high speed with electric mixer.
Add vanilla and beat until candy holds its shape, 4-5 minutes.
Stir in the chopped nuts or cherries, if desired.
Quickly drop candy from a teaspoon onto waxed paper, swirling the top of each piece.