1. Salt Dough OrnamentsKitchen Living with Coryanne
One of the oldest traditions of Christmas decorating is creating salt dough ornaments. Your children will most likely remember this from art class, and you might even have memories of creating salt dough ornaments from your childhood. Setting aside a night this holiday season to create salt dough ornaments together is one way to create fun memories for years to come. Learn more about the tradition and my family recipe at Kitchen Living with Coryanne.
2. Host a Gingerbread Party
With so many holiday parties to go to this year, and so many holiday projects to complete, why not combine them both? Everyone loves a beautifully decorated gingerbread house, but not everyone has the time to build one -- which is why we love the idea of hosting a gingerbread house party! Haeley, the blogger behind Design Improvised, hosts an annual gingerbread decorating party every year for her friends and family.
4. DIY Mistletoe
Everyone loves that seasonal kiss under the mistletoe, so why not get creative by designing a festive ball that makes a statement rather than hides quietly under the hallway arches? You can create a ball of mistletoe around your holiday decor -- try adding in twinkly LED lights, dried German Statice, and delicate ribbons -- that not only embraces this tradition but adds to the holiday spirit.
5. Find Your Holiday Theme Song
Admittedly this is not a classic tradition. But caroling is, and who doesn't love a good theme song? This is the perfect year to find out which carol best suits your personality, or that of your family. Take the Better Homes and Gardens quiz, "Which Christmas Carol Are You?", then practice your new holiday theme song in time to dazzle your Christmas dinner guests.