The holidays are here! I don’t know about you but I was ready this year…more ready than ever before to start the holidays. I guess because the holidays bring good joy and good cheer. This year I decided to start some new things around our household. New traditions that I hope my kids will cherish as they get older. It’s not huge traditions but it’s something new for us as we are on a journey as just us 3. Here are our new traditions…..
Matching Sleeping Clothes
The trend this year seems to be Matching sleeping clothes and I for one am down for it. My kids and I decided to try that tradition out this year with our sleeping clothes from Hanna Anderson.
Of course, if you can find some at a lot of various places.
Lazy One Inc has some cute ones! I especially love the Flapjack ones
PajamaGram is another cool place they have a snoopy one also
and of course, Target has them also
My advice when picking out sleeping clothes is to let the kids pick this one. Let them feel they have a choice in the matter and go with it. This is something fun and no matter the age I think all will enjoy this tradition. My son picked snoopy because it represented his dad. We will wear matching sleeping clothes on Thanksgiving eve and Christmas Eve.
Let the kids make breakfast
Now before you panic, you must supervise them lol but I think it’s okay to let them make breakfast if they are old enough if they aren’t let them help out. My kids will be in charge of breakfast on Thanksgiving morning and Christmas morning and I will allow them to mess up my kitchen twice a year. My kids did well this year they made an overnight french toast bake. I gave them the directions and let them handle it! They both had to learn how to work together (which hardly ever happens) and if they didn’t work together they would be banned from electronics. This helps them get along for at least a few minutes. It also builds teamwork for skills that they will need later on. I told them to work together. I told my son to take the first 4 ingredients and measure them while my daughter took the last 4 ingredients and measured them. They each had to take turns mixing and prepping. I am proud to say that I am still alive after eating the breakfast. (it was actually pretty good)
Take a trip to Six Flags over GA
If you don’t have a Six Flags in your neck of the wood…go to one of your local parks and enjoy the area attractions. We have been every year for the past 3 years and we enjoy every moment of it. It’s normally cold but if you bundle up correctly you won’t feel it besides you will be having too much fun. We enjoy this as a family because you get to ride rides, see some caroling, see a tree light up that is not as crowded as downtown Atlanta, and did I mention the various extras they have during the holidays. Let’s talk about them….
Holiday in the Park has become the number one holiday destination in the southeast, as we expand with more rides, more magical sounds of the season and more thrills than ever before,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “This is one of the largest seasonal events in Georgia, featuring eight world-class roller coasters and more than one million LED lights for the biggest and brightest tradition the entire family can enjoy together.”
Holiday in the Park will offer guests new, enchanting entertainment and the return of guest-favorite holiday thrills, including:
- New in 2017, Metropolis Park will light up the Georgia night with hundreds of blue and white sparkling lights, along with two new iconic super hero rides now open for Holiday in the Park – JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle For Metropolis in 4D and SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight;
- The magical Main Street Christmas park entrance with a 165,000 twinkling light canopy and artificial snow;
- All-aboard the North Pole Express train ride to see Santa at the North Pole;
- A spectacular state-of-the-art choreographed light show Magic of the Season; and
- The iconic highlight of the event—the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights and 250 luminary candles, among other themed areas.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most couples kissing under the mistletoe. In 2015, more than 400 guests set the record during Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. In 2016, the park set another GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most couples kissing under the mistletoe along with six other Six Flags Parks and this season yet another new record is being planned for the Most Christmas pickle ornaments placed on a tree at once, sponsored by Pier 1 Imports.
Holiday in the Park operates on select days November 18 through January 3, 2018. Six Flags Over Georgia 2018 Season Passes are on sale now and provide unlimited visits to Holiday in the Park and all of 2018. For a limited time–and during the park’s Cyber Week Sale–with the purchase of four or more season passes, guests will receive free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with a free parking pass and unlimited visits to any Six Flags Theme Park in 2018.
Where else can you enjoy snow, lights, and did I mention specialty funnel cakes like Smore’s and Red Velvet….my gawd
What new traditions are you starting this year? What traditions have you hated or loved throughout the years?