I know it's not exactly traditional, but why not a Christmas Scavenger Hunt? It brings out the kid in everyone!
Whether having a hunt for the family to find their gifts, or planning a holdiay party for the neighborhood, you will find something here. You can use these hunts just as written, or you can add your own creative "tweaking" to make it personal to your specific event.
or you can add your own creative "tweaking" to make it personal to your specific event.
If going out into the city or your own neighborhood for the hunt, remember that not everyone is always in a "holiday mood." It is very important to be respectful of others. And when it comes to people you don't know, be on guard and stay safe.
And whether hunting outside or inside, my favorite way to end the activity is with a steaming hot cup of cocoa. Here is my favorite Christmas Cocoa recipe from scratch.
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/8 teaspoon salt
1.Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk them until they are evenly blended. Makes about 4 cups of dry mix.
2. Spoon 3 or 4 generous tablespoons of cocoa mix into your cup (depending on the size)and add boiling water.
3. Stir using a mini-candy cane.
4. Add miniature marshmallows at your discretion.
This is the best way to warm up from the inside out after coming home from an outdoor scavenger hunt.