Christmas Eve has long been a time where families gather around and enjoy the warmth of each other’s company. When it comes to your family, you want to do your best to make this night special. Here are three fantastic ideas that will ensure everyone has a magical Christmas Eve this year.
The Lantern Runway
If you want to help convince your children that Santa will visit your home this Christmas Eve, then help them construct a lantern runway. This runway should consist of tea lights in glass containers with salt, or alternatively, flame-proof bags that your children can decorate. It’s really up to your own family’s unique tastes. This one is a really great idea to involve the neighbors in as well. You can have a whole lantern runway that will convince all the kids on your street that Santa will in no way miss their home. If you’re worried about the fire hazard even with the bags, consider using electric candles.
Create Some Reindeer Dust
Your children should know that if they place out food for an animal, then the animal will come in to get it, especially if they have pets. So let that education play out further by making some reindeer dust to bring Santa’s sleigh into the house. For those who have outdoor patios, you can have your children sprinkle some reindeer dust on the patio to encourage the reindeer to land. If you’re wondering just what to put in reindeer dust, well it’s fairly simple. Mix some oats with cinnamon and whatever else you have laying around the house. This is an easy way to put some decorations outside on your patio or porch so you don’t have anything on your floor inside. You could also consider having your children help set up patio lights and pillows for Santa to ‘take a nap.’
Bake Santa Some Cookies
All children know that Santa loves cookies. So, allow them the ability to make him some. Sugar cookies tend to be the easiest as they can be crafted into various shapes that your children can decorate. Be sure that you pick up the milk also so Santa has some milk to go with his cookies. It’s best to make enough cookies to go around so that you and the kids can snuggle up before bed and read the Night Before Christmas, which is an all-time classic.
Making Christmas Eve a magical time for your family doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of preparation. Rather, your children will find joy in the little tasks like baking cookies for Santa or spreading some reindeer dust outside. Just be sure to throw on some Christmas music and a smile. You’ll be making memories that your children won’t ever forget for years to come.