So this year it's year two with the same teachers. We all know each other well enough now that they are aware of my constant cooking & crafting and such. So, that's the route we went. I wanted Sweet Pea to help with the gifts so this is what we came up with.
One Dollar Store Canister filled with Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. (1 8qrt box powdered milk, one tub Nesquick, 2 cups non dairy creamer, 2 cups powdered sugar. Stir and put 1/3 cup in 8oz hot water for hot cocoa)
One bag of homemade Peppermint Marshmallows. Many thanks to Little Birdie Secrets for a great recipe and tutorial on how to make them. The kids had fun helping with these.
One Christmas Mouse. Got this idea from Oopsey Daisy . Go visit her. She is doing a great book advent with kids crafts to go along each day. My kids made these for their holiday tea party (post coming soon) and they make a cut addition to a gift.
A set of recipes. Four of my favorites. Two items that I have brought for parties at the school. The cards are a free printable from West Elm. I wanted to include a few more but was really sick of hand writing them.
and one handmade card by Sweet Pea!
We dropped these off this morning. Sweet Pea was quite pleased to be giving a gift she helped with. Had to laugh when another boy handed the teach his gift of chocolate and said "dont eat them all at once or you'll get chunky!" Anyway, hope you come up with something fabulous this year to give to the special people in your life.
PS. The tags on the cocoa and marshmallows are another free printable. This time from Paper and Cake. She used them as part of a layered hot cocoa jar gift!