This holiday season, in an effort to support local small businesses, I decided to seek out businesses that featured treats and activities perfect for families during the holiday season! One of the greatest gifts we could give to you is the gift of time and memories with family and friends. So we created a Christmas Advent Calendar bundle that focuses on just that. So without further ado, here's what you can expect to find in it! (Order yours today)
:::: DAY ONE ::::
Paint Your Own Christmas Sugar Cookie by HeyKatCakes
(QTY: 1 Large 4x5" Cookie)
A mother + daughter team with over 25 years experience, making custom cakes and cookies for brides and celebrations in Utah! For our Christmas advent calendar, they have worked with us to make beautiful "Paint Your Own" Christmas Sugar Cookies. (@heykatcakes)
Want to do some more painting when you're done with your cookies? We love...
:::: DAY TWO ::::
String Your Own Popcorn Garland by Rowley's Red Barn
QTY: 1 Family Size Popcorn Garland Kit
Rowley's Red Barn is a 4th generation farm market, cider mill, and creamery located in Santaquin, UT. Their country store features many locally sourced products as well as their own. We especially love to use their Rainbow Popcorn to make popcorn garlands as it pops so beautifully and strands so easily! So kick back, put on some Christmas songs, and enjoy! @rowleysredbarn ("Hey Alexa! Play Christmas Classics from Spotify")
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Soap your kids will beg to wash with! Custom, hand-crafted soap and lotion bars local to Utah county. Featuring different holiday shapes and scents such as gingerbread, pine tree, peppermint snowflakes, and Christmas orange. And you know what's the coolest? The soaps contain a little toy in the middle of the soap! If you still need a stocking stuffer, go check these out! They've got legos, Harry Potter, Pokemon, unicorns, mermaids...you name it! @orange_tulip_creations
Want an activity to go with your Christmas treat?
- Make some holiday treats and get your hands dirty! Use your soap to wash up before and after!
- Have too many treats already? Make some homemade PlayDoh with your kids and create a festive holiday scene.
:::: DAY FOUR ::::
Classy Christmas Guessing Game Cards by Making Life Blissful
QTY: 1 printed game
Making Life Blissful features kids craft kits, busy boxes, printables, party games! This printable Christmas game is perfect for a headbands game, homemade catch phrase, or Christmas Charades game for Parties! These printable game cards also work for any Christmas guessing game. @makinglifeblissful
:::: DAY FIVE ::::
Scavenger Hunt & Surprise by Little Wiggles Design
Qty: 1 Scavenger Hunt (Treats/Activity for 2)
Natalie's adorable Etsy shop features printable games, activities, and worksheets for kids. This scavenger hunt is originally designed for kids to find their Elf that comes to visit. She has graciously modified it just for us to find a fun surprise (provided) at the end of the hunt! @littlewigglesdesign
:::: DAY SIX ::::
Belgian Hot Chocolate Stirrers by Bella Rose Chocolates
Qty: 2 stirrers
Bella Rose Chocolates features luxury chocolate treats & confections from hot chocolate stirrers and bombs to custom cookies and turtles! Simply add these chocolate pops to warm milk and you'll have the most divine hot chocolate in no time! (Instructions found on tag of chocolate pop) @bellarosechocolates
:::: DAY SEVEN ::::
Qty: 1 garland kit containing 24 balloons
At Utah Balloon Creations, we LOVE getting to make all sorts of creations for your celebrations! From balloon arches, to balloon sculptures or your classic balloon bouquet--we do it all! But sometimes, it's just not in the budget to hire us. We want to give you all a chance to learn a few tips and tricks from the pros in our tutorial video and create a Mini Holiday Balloon Swag for your home! While balloons are definitely easier with air pumps, if you don't have one of these, don't worry--you'll still be fine! We'll be offering DIY Balloon Garland kits through our shop in 2021! @UtahBalloonCreations
- Don't want to make a balloon garland? Play Balloon Stomp instead!
:::: DAY EIGHT ::::
Qty: 1 Elf doll, 7 activity suggestions
Brooke from Peacefully You hand paints amazingly adorable peg dolls which are perfect for kids and adults, alike! From Nativity sets to custom family sets, there really isn't anything that Brooke can't make for you! Peacefully You has created this Buddy the Elf doll special for this advent calendar! Each balloon will contain your own peg doll along with SEVEN activities to do with your elf! @peacefullyou
:::: DAY NINE ::::
Qty: 5 printed templates + link for more
Elise from Fan Flakes makes custom "snowflake patterns for your inner fan geek". While we have included fun, classic Christmas shapes, she also makes snowflakes for Harry Potter, Star Wars, Broadway, Current Events, seasons, animals etc. These are available for digital download through her Etsy shop. Your Fan Flakes set contains 5 holiday templates!
:::: DAY TEN ::::
Qty: 1 Kit
The Balloon Box creates custom gifts and home decor and can ship nationwide! For our advent calendar they have created the cookie bundle complete with a holiday oven mitt, rubber spatula, and cookie mix. Because what better way to celebrate the holidays than sitting down with a fresh plate of cookies! (Just be sure to save a few for Santa in a few days!) @theballoonbox_SLC
:::: DAY ELEVEN ::::
Qty: 1 Kit
Pinto & Tioga is an online shop created by a group of sisters selling a variety of handmade items! From jewelry to cards and from hair scarves to soaps, they've really got everything that you could need! Typically they sell these festive paper garlands premade, but created a DIY kit just for this! Your Ugly Sweater Garland kit contains everything you'd need to decorate your sweaters however you can think of. Check out their instagram for inspiration & examples. @pintoandtioga
:::: DAY TWELVE ::::
Qty: QR Code for 5 games
The Party Panda Shop is a brand new shop that just opened this past month! Party Panda features instant downloads of all your favorite games! Whether it's putting a holiday twist on a classic favorite or trivia games about your favorite TV shows, Party Panda creates printable games and decor for every themed party!
What game do you want to play with your family on Christmas Eve? Your bundled Christmas Eve Party Pack contains Christmas Taboo, Christmas Bingo, Christmas Scattegories, and Christmas Trivia!
WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Friends, seriously, thank you so much for your continued support and support of all small businesses. We are so grateful that you trust us with such big milestones in your lives and look forward to being able to help make 2021 the year of the epic parties!
Utah Balloon Creations