Sunday, December 22, 2013

Our Christmas Eve Box!

I've seen this on Pinterest and I love this idea. I really wanted a special Christmas eve tradition for my kids. So I am making them a Christmas eve box! It's a big box with a tag that says "do not open until Christmas eve." It's got comfy new pajamas for the kids and fun things to do that night. And on Christmas morning they'll look adorable in their new jammies for photos. Here's what I've included in the box:

There's a train! He's going to love them!

For oldest boy: He loves his robe but he was outgrowing it, so I found new one at Target. Then I ordered new Hanna Andersson pajamas with train decal (he loves trains). Hanna Andersson pajamas are expensive but they had a sale and I know they will last and last and can be handed down to his brothers.

Adorable reindeer pajamas!

Middle boy: He gets his brother's old robe which is still in great shape, and these new Hanna Andersson jammies with reindeer that I found on ebay. They are so cute and Scandinavian-looking (I'm half Swedish so I love that!)

Baby boy: I found some cute striped Carter's jammies for him at Target. I love Carter's for babies. I forgot to take a pic of those but you get the idea.

All the boys: For story time I got a beautifully illustrated hardcover copy of The Night Before Christmas. I fell in love with this version when I saw it at Toys R Us but I got it a lot cheaper on Amazon. For making and decorating sugar cookies, I got Christmas cookie cutters and a pack of assorted decorations for cookies: red and green sugar, sprinkles, etc. For the movie I found this Original Christmas classics collection DVD at Costco for $17 something which was the best price anywhere. It has the old Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty the Snowman movies I remember from when I was little, plus a few more. Then I got cute pouches of cocoa with Santa on them. I found those at Cracker Barrel. I could have also put in mini marshmallows and popcorn but I already opened the packages so I'll just bring them out when we're ready to party.

So, on Christmas Eve we'll be watching Christmas movies, drinking cocoa, making cookies, and reading The Night Before Christmas! The kids are going to love it! What goodies would you include in a Christmas eve box?