Remember: Calories Don't Count on Christmas!

They don't count on your birthday either, btw.

So how many candies did you nibble on while making your gingerbread creation this year? I can honestly say none, though I can't say the same for my children, who had already gone through half of this tray before I took the picture. With icing.

And while they worked on their gingerbread train, I decorated a little extra treat to bring to a friends house - a cupcake tree! This was alot of fun, and a huge hit with the kids at the party!

But Christmas Eve would not be complete without a treat left out for Santa, who really does need to remember that calories don't count! Each of my children picked a cookie for Santa, from a large selection that I had made and decorated, and picked the only two snowflakes in the entire box that had blue on them. Go figure.


In case you are wondering - we leave out an apple instead of carrots for the reindeer. We figure after everyone else has left them carrots, they could use a little something different. They must have loved it because the only thing left this morning was a few seeds!

Oh, and Santa actually prefers Chocolate milk over white, but Mrs. Claus limits him. Not in this house though! He drank it down to the bottom, leaving an empty cup, a few crumbs, and lots of presents!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

5 comments:

bittersweetblog said...

Haha, I definitely agree about the calorie rule for certain holidays... Thanksgiving should also count as well!

creampuff said...

That is so adorable, Jenny! I especially love the cupcake tree!

Peabody said...

The cupcake tree is soo adorable.

Anonymous said...

The aforementioned friend can attest that the cupcake tree was a major hit! Many thanks Quellia for such a nice surprise.

Claire said...

I saw a cake like this in, go figure, the room of one of my patients at the hospital. I think they are super cute and would be so fun to make for a party! Looks like Santa had a good snack at your house.