This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We are all about Christmas over here, so it’s no surprise that our girls have a strong interest in being a part of the decorating process. In fact, they’ve asked us just about every day when we’re putting up more Christmas decorations…but we’ve pretty much wrapped up decking the halls over here by now! As you may have guessed, we take Christmas traditions pretty seriously, and we always try to think of fun ways to trim the Christmas tree with our girls. Below, I’m sharing a few ways we make decorating an exciting experience in our home.
Pick out keepsake ornaments.
Every December, we take our girls to Hallmark to pick out a new Keepsake ornament. It’s a tradition that started when I was a little girl and my grandmother gave me a Keepsake Barbie ornament every year (remember those?!). I really enjoy doing this, since our tree is now filled with a variety of ornaments that have sentimental value.
Make homemade ornaments.
Another fun way to trim the Christmas tree with kids is to let them create homemade ornaments. We usually have a real Christmas tree in front of the dining room window every year so you can see it from the road, and we like making homemade ornaments for it. Most of the time it’s these cinnamon shape ornaments, but we’ve also done paper snowflakes and popcorn + cranberry garland. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved and also adds a little nostalgia to our holiday decor.
Watch a Christmas movie.
While we’re trimming the tree, it’s necessary to watch a Christmas movie to get in the holiday spirit! It’s hard to narrow down exactly what our favorite Christmas movie is, but I think it’s safe to say Christmas Vacation and Home Alone are at the top of our list. The girls are really loving Elf and The Santa Clause this year, too!
Decorate mini trees for the kids’ rooms.
Another tradition that started when I was a little girl is putting a mini Christmas tree in the girls’ rooms. I remember loving to decorate my little tree and having the glow of Christmas lights at night when I went to bed, and it’s something we started doing right away with our oldest daughter on her first Christmas. Both of the girls love setting up their tree and putting a few mini decorations on it. This is also a good way to compromise if your kids want colored lights and you prefer having white lights on your main Christmas tree. 😉
Serve pizza to keep everyone fed and happy.
It’s inevitable that trying to trim the Christmas tree with kids will be a little chaotic, so make it a little bit easier by prepping a Red Baron pizza for everyone to enjoy while decorating. Let’s be real – pizza is probably the one meal the whole family can agree on, so this is the perfect solution for a busy night spent trimming the tree! We love the not too thick, not too thin crust and the variety of flavors and toppings available to please everyone in our home. My husband and I agreed that Red Baron is also nostalgic for us, as we remember enjoying these pizzas with our families when we were kids. It really is the perfect simple meal to enjoy amongst all of the holiday decorating. Be sure to grab a Red Baron pizza for your family to enjoy during the busy holiday month ahead!
What’s your secret weapon to calm the stress and chaos that inevitably strikes during the holidays? Do you have any fun traditions when it comes time to trim the Christmas tree? Share below!