12.07.2012

Advent: Day 7

Lego Advent Calendar:

Bible Verses: born of a virgin

Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:13-14

 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,  to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” Luke 1:26-28

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. Luke 1:30-31

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18

Activity:
gingerbread house decorating party

this year we did a gingerbread house party with neighbors and families in our neighborhood.

i used red/green/brown to do a few decorations

i served a taco bar for dinner
the quickest and easiest thing for a large group of people
it was easy prep on party day

for dessert i did a peppermint flavored desserts
my kids made oreos dipped in candy cane candy melts
i also had peppermint flavored whoopie pies
candy cane cookies
peppermint cookie bars
peppermint popcorn
we also had a hot chocolate bar
reese pieces, peppermint bites, milk duds, whipped topping, marshmallows for add ins
   
after dinner, we moved to the garage to start decorating
i also set up a craft table with foam gingerbread ornaments
  
each family brought their own kit or supplies to make their gingerbread houses
one of our neighbors brought graham crackers and waffle cones to make houses and trees
mauryn joined in with their family to make her own tree and donut snowman


the big kids enjoyed decorating our gingerbread house 
they came up with a plan and set to work on creating their masterpiece

 this was such a fun night and definitely a highlight of our christmas season so far!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

How fun is that!