Thursday 30 November 2017

A December bucket list...

It is soon December and it means my girls and I will be doing a lot of Christmassy things....My fella Stu will of course be included too but he works and it's usually the girls and I who do baking or crafty things....

Do some baking!
We want to make mince pies....The last time we did was years ago. We will probably cheat and use ready made pastry but the thought is there.....

Tesco have some fantastic baking kits in. We tried some out over the weekend but they have so much more to try! Their Reindeer Cake Kit, Christmas Tree Crispy Pop Kit, and the Christmas Jumper Biscuit Kit looks fantastic....

We usually make a gingerbread house but this year Tesco aren't selling the house they're instead selling a Gingerbread Toy Shop for £4.00....That is fine with me! It will be nice to have a change. Last year we made a gingerbread house and we did the year before too! 

See the Christmas lights being switched on.
Our Christmas lights in Ashington are being switched tomorrow and I think we will have a toddle along as long as it's not raining. The last time we saw them being switched on was in 2013 which seems a shockingly long time ago....

Make some decorations.
Homemade Christmas decorations are the best. After having a shop at Hobbycraft just before Halloween and getting some crafty things I couldn't resist looking at Hobbycraft for Christmas things!

The Wall Hanging Felt Christmas Tree & the 90 Piece Jolly Santa and Reindeer Paper Chains really took my fancy and they have been delivered....I can't wait to get them out.

Get all the Christmas presents wrapped before Christmas Eve!

I say this every year but this year will be the year I do! I seem to have already got a lot of the presents already so there is no reason not to wrap them....

Remember to put out all the Advent letters out.

I bought a set of letters from An Elf for Christmas and I will have to remember to put one out each evening for Ellie to find in the morning.....

Each day your Christmas Elf pen pal sends a new advent letter, revealing their exciting adventures straight from Santa's workshop. Children can discover the mischief, mishaps and funny stories happening in at the North Pole as the Elves prepare for Christmas. 

Watch plenty of Christmas films.
Elf, Love Actually, The Snowman, Home Alone, The Polar Express, Miracle on 34th Street are some of our favourites....

Have a look around the shops on Christmas Eve.
My fella is off work on Christmas eve for the first time in about 10 years so I'm going to make the most of it. Hopefully we can nip out and do some last minute shopping.

What do you have planned for December?


  1. How have I not heard of the elf letters?! Ella would live them! I've bought her an elf on the shelf for the first time. She's going to be really excited when she sees him in the morning 😊

  2. Ohh lovely list. We've never done the houses but I love baking mince pies. Every year I am up on Xmas eve wrapping and this year I am also determine it will be different! I hope you get all this ticked off and have so much fun! Ellie will love the letters I wish I saw tbem before!

  3. Ah what a lovely list and the baking kits from Tesco look lovely. I am not a baker but I am sure I could manage some of these. We have a fairly chilled December with a few activities booked in, plus we are going away for a few days when the kids break up x

  4. It's great to have a list of lovely things to put you in the mood. My hubby works shifts too so it's not easy getting to do some of these things. #mmbc

  5. Oh I love this list! We watch Home Alone every year, I think I enjoy it more than the kids lol.
    Homemade decs are the best! I have just put some up that Jayden made as at toddler. Knowing me, I will still be hanging their makes up when they are all grown up and left home! x