Christmas is officially SIX MONTHS away! I can’t believe 2021 is halfway over.
To celebrate the occasion, Mila and I made some Christmas inspired treats. Then, we cleared out some of her older things to give to others. ‘Tis the season of giving.
The three snacks we made were Strawberry Santa’s, marshmallow ‘Olaf’s,’ and frozen hot chocolate.
Each are pretty easy to make. They all include one of Mila’s favorite things: sugar.
For the Strawberry Santa’s here what you’ll need:
- Whipped cream
- Food coloring
To make this little guy, all you need to do is cut a strawberry in half. Then, add whipped cream to the middle to make Santa’s face and beard and to the top to make the fluff on the top.
I made his eyes with food coloring… I’ll admit, he looks like a creeper. But let’s just say Santa has some shades on. For his mouth, I added a red sprinkle.
Out of the three, this was my personal favorite. Yeah, I know I’m on a strawberry kick this summer.
Mila’s favorite was the Marshmallow Snowmen. she obviously named them Olaf’s.
All you’ll need for these are;
- Marshmallows (2 per snowman)
- Chocolate chips
- Food coloring.
Honestly, these are just as easy to assemble.
I stuck the toothpick through both marshmallows to keep the snowman upright. Then, I pushed the chocolate chips in as eyes and buttons. Finally, an orange sprinkle made the perfect nose.
For his smile… I just painted on food coloring because that would have been too many chocolate chips.
I think I also wanted to showcase that I actually know how to paint on a circle to a face.
I think this was Mila’s favorite treat. Mostly because she loves Olaf and the nose made her giggle.
Last but not least, the frozen hot chocolate was so easy to make.
All I did was take a hot chocolate packet, milk, and ice to my blender and mixed it up. It turned o it really good. Then I put it in the Santa mug and topped it off with whipped cream.
After our little snack, we took the time to go through Mila’s old clothes, toys, and baby accessories. I think the sugar rush definitely helped Mila get through it.
It was nice to clear up some closet space for Mila and giveaway a few toys.
I told Mila she was Santa’s little helper. Then reminded her he’s always watching so to keep being a good girl!
Now she won’t take off her Santa headband! We’ve been reading Christmas books and watching Christmas movies too. I guess she’s already excited.
Mila and I had so much celebrating Christmas in July!
It’s always nice to make something special for Mila. AND I love teaching her early on that giving is important.
Ww have a little work to do for when Santa’s not watching, but it’s a start.
If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate Christmas in July or want to have a little party to celebrate, check out how these moms do it: