Tips for Making Holiday Memories With Kids

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Tips for Making Holiday Memories With Your Family

Thank you, Minute Maid, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

A woman and girl with wrapping paper.

The holiday season is all about being with family and friends. It can be a hectic and even messy time of year but I embrace these family moments by creating memories and traditions with the kids. 

I’ve teamed up with Minute Maid to share ways that our family likes to make memories during the craziness of the holidays. 

Gift Wrapping

I love involving the kids when it comes to wrapping gifts. I think it helps teach them that it can be just as fun to give as to receive. 


Each kid picks out their favorite paper while I try to manage the folding and taping times 3. It quickly becomes chaotic with all of the paper, bows and boxes. 

Once the gifts are wrapped, the kids pick out a bow for the top…sometimes several bows. 🙂

A women and little boy with wrapped present.

Baking Cookies

Baking is one of our favorite activities to do this time of year. We set aside a day to bake cookies and deliver them to our neighbors. 

It can get hot in the kitchen with all of those bodies and the oven on. Minute Maid Light definitely helps cool this mama off as I am cleaning up sprinkles and frosting.

While I’m at Publix picking up the cookie ingredients, I make sure to grab a 52 oz bottle of Minute Maid Light Lemonade. Minute Maid Light comes in Lemonade and Pink Lemonade. It’s a refreshing alternative to the heavy eggnog and holiday food. 

Women, boy and two girls with bottle of lemonade.

Making cookies can be a messy undertaking, but the kids get so much joy out of mixing, rolling, and of course eating the finished product. It’s such a great way to spend quality time with them.

Bottle of pink lemonade and cookie dough.

Trimming the Tree

One of my favorite traditions is trimming the tree with a fire burning and Christmas music playing in the background. Getting out all of the ornaments the kids have made throughout the years brings back so many wonderful memories. They get a kick out of seeing something they made in preschool years ago like a clothespin reindeer or pipe cleaner star. 

Girls decorating Christmas tree.

On occasion we have had an ornament break and the kids get upset. When this happens we take a break, have a sip of lemonade and I explain it’s all part of the experience and it’s a good excuse to make new ornaments. 

Bottle of Minute Maid lemonade and pink lemonade.

Making Gingerbread Houses

Decorating gingerbread houses is a must on our holiday check list. Nothing screams holiday cheer like bowls full of candy, frosting and walls made of gingerbread.

I set aside a good chunk of time for this activity because I know it’s going to end in a messy storm of gum drops and peppermints. 

Once the last gum drop has been placed and the houses are complete, we celebrate with a glass of Minute Maid. 

Bottle of lemonade.

I would love to hear how you and your family embrace the messy moments of the holidays! Be sure to let me know in the comments. 

Be sure to pick up a delicious bottle of Minute Maid Light. It’s perfect for serving at parties, after a heavy holiday meal, and while you are making holiday memories with your family. 


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  1. The best part of the holiday is getting to create wonderful memories with our family. We’ll be baking cookies this weekend!

  2. Love the ideas and recipes. Christmas time is such an memorable time of year.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.