When I think back to the holidays of my childhood, what sticks out in my memory the most are the handmade touches that my mom used to create a warm, festive atmosphere. Whether it was adorning every inch of our home in cobwebs and plastic skeletons for Halloween, crafting homemade cornucopias for Thanksgiving, or carefully decorating every single gingerbread man with his own unique icing wardrobe, my mom knew that it was the small details like easy holiday crafts that made holidays truly special.
Throughout our neighborhood she was known as a stellar hostess who always threw the best parties and had the most creative holiday craft ideas. We know that you want your family’s holiday gatherings to be ones that your children and grandchildren will remember for years to come. Luckily, it doesn’t take a huge budget to create special moments. At CutRateCrafts.com, we have everything you need to bake, decorate, and host in a creative but thrifty way. With special deals available every week, we know you’ll find the perfect products and ideas to throw the party of the year or a holiday meal that will be cherished.
Cupcakes are a hit at any holiday or party. After all, who doesn’t love a mini morsel of delicious cake and frosting? Kids and adults alike flock to cupcakes once they’re brought out from the kitchen. Cupcakes are also an easy way to amp up the “wow” factor. With a few easy tweaks, you can transform this dessert staple into a gourmet treat that everyone will fawn over. For the beginner baker, try displaying the treats with a gorgeous cupcake stand from Wilton. The Cupcake Flair Dessert Stand is a dramatic way to show off your desserts. Easy to assemble and collapsible for simple storage, this stand holds 19 cupcakes. It can be used as a decorative touch to a dessert table or as a unique centerpiece on the dinner table. Plus, CutRateCrafts.com offers a variety of themed cupcake stands for holidays and parties. From Disney characters to popular children’s television programs, these themed cupcake stands are great additions to birthday parties.
One of my favorite parts of holiday parties is when the hostess insists on sending you home with leftovers. (I love leftover food and cookies- it means one more night that I don’t have to think of a dinner to cook!) Most people give you a loaded paper plate or plastic bag. Some even give you plastic containers, but then you have to wash and return it, which is a lot of work for free food. A proactive hostess knows that a cute goodie bag is the perfect solution. Disposable but festive, decorative treat bags remind your guests of the fun festivities long after the party has ended. For winter holiday parties and cookie exchanges, we suggest the Merry & Bright Treat Bag Kit- Sleigh. These decorative boxes are perfect for leftovers and party favors. Create six of these holly jolly sleighs with each kit.
What is your favorite homemade holiday memory?
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