It is Festive Friday, and only 2 weeks before Christmas.
I will admit I may be the only person with a child that hasn’t put their Christmas tree up yet. My 16 month old is still too little to understand. As much as I love him and want him to get excited about Christmas, I don’t want to have to keep finding bits of tree round the house from him trying to pull it down.
So the weekend of 19th December will be our Christmas weekend. We are putting up the tree and taking him to meet Santa for the first time.
We have put a few decorations up around the house so we are starting to get in to that festive spirit slowly. I think I am getting prepared for next year when he does know what is going on and our house will look like Santa’s grotto from 1st December.
There are so many pretty, vintage style decorations that you can get now and we have been acquiring them from last year. The look lovely, and I got the majority of them from notonthehighstreet.com.
I did also make some chocolate snowman bark last weekend. It was really simple to make, although I ended up eating the majority of them as little man has been really poorly.
1 large bar of galaxy chocolate, white chocolate buttons, mini edible decoration balls, icing tubes
- Melt all the galaxy chocolate in a bowl over a pan over simmering water
- Once completely melted, spread onto a baking tray in a thin layer
- Add white chocolate buttons to look like snowmen, and scatter them around the chocolate layer
- Decorate the snowmen with the icing tubes adding buttons, eyes and nose (I didn’t have any tubes so my snowmen unfortunately missed out on any facial features, and proper buttons or arms…sorry snowmen, maybe next time)
- Sprinkle the mini decoration balls around the chocolate so it looks like snow
- Put in the fridge to set for an hour
- Once set, use a pizza cutter to break the chocolate up in different directions so it doesn’t look neat and none of the pieces match
- Enjoy your festive chocolate bark
So you could say I am attempting to get in the festive spirit, slowly but surely.
The Christmas music at work and on the radio is definitely helping too.
What are your ways of getting in to the swing of Christmas?
Busy Working Mummy (aka Mummy Scrooge) XOXO