A couple years ago, I had our elf start “hosting” a North Pole Breakfast upon his arrival. I’ve changed it up each year from hot chocolate bars, to this year a DIY edible fruit Christmas Tree! Hudson gets so excited, and it makes Christmastime so much fun!
Happy Valentine’s Eve! I’m putting together Hudson’s Valentine’s basket to surprise him tomorrow. Since he was born we’ve formed little traditions for each holiday, and he’s now at the age where he really looks forward to them!
Valentine’s Basket – I love gifting him holiday themed books, because he has built a collection for each holiday. For each upcoming holiday we display those books on his nightstand shelf to read for the weeks leading up to it. He always remembers who got him each book also, which makes them special! This year I added a Limited Edition Valentine’s version of his favorite body wash, Yum Earth heart gummies and lollipops, and chocolate!
Valentine’s Breakfast – A special breakfast of heart shaped pancakes and cut-out fruit are such a fun touch to make the holiday special! Coordinating napkins, plates and cups are such a festive addition!
Baking & Decorating – Hudson loves to bake with me! This year we baked molten chocolate cakes with strawberry sauce in heart shaped silicone molds. He loves adding ingredients (& stealing chocolate chips in the process!) Sugar cookies are always a favorite! This recipe is so yummy! I put a variety of sprinkles in a paint tray, which makes it fun to get creative!
Arts & Crafts – Something as easy as having a simple craft setup with supplies we already have on hand when Hudson wakes up makes him so excited! Here are some cute ideas!