I missed May's Rudy Day (May 25) but I decided to post today and
give you a rundown on activities for May. Perhaps you can find
a few minutes here and there to be thinking about:
New themes for your decorating or Christmas party.
Peppermint is always a fun theme.
Set your table with some dishware that carries
out your peppermint theme.
Here's a simple 15-minute project
to get you started.
Wouldn't your Christmas
cookies or cupcakes look
cute on this Peppermint Candy Tray?
You might even make little votive holder bowls to go along with it!
Go to the heavenlyhomemakers.com website for more information.
One of my favorite themes is gingerbread. How about we find a project that is do-able? Some libraries even give classes during November / December on how to make and assemble gingerbread houses.
You can make or purchase gingerbread ornaments in all kinds of fun
Christmas designs, with or without names on them. I think this would be
fun to add to your children's or grandchildren's ornament collection.
When they grow up and start homes of their own, they'll have
some ornaments for their tree!
You can purchase gingerbread stocking holders
to hold up their gingerbread stockings!
And don't forget to carry the theme to your table. How about making your meals festive during the Christmas week with a table set like this:
I bought some blue Christmas tree ornaments at the end of the season last year, thinking ahead to this Christmas. I want a small Christmas tree in my bedroom and would like to go with the "Blue Christmas" theme in that room. Blue is my favorite color, so why not use it during the holidays,too?
Think more than just blue ornaments...a beautiful blue ribbon on a
green Christmas wreath, blue linen napkins with white rick rack trim
and your family monogram, blue packages with blue ombre
ribbons. Silver and white complement the blue beautifully. Aren't
the individual white angel food cakes adorable?
My tree won't be this big, but isn't this beautiful with the different
shades of blue ornaments? I love how the white deer complement
the theme so well. Here they've silver and white to contrast, and
punched the blue up to a gorgeous shade of teal.
I need to decide what kind of design I want for my tree skirt! This one
is lovely, isn't it? I'd like to see blue balls and white balls and
white icicles on the tree that goes with this skirt.
Have you thought of a new theme to use this year in
your Christmas decorating?
Till next time, Keep the spirit of Christmas alive!
Mary in VA