A first Christmas is a very special time for the whole family. Although your baby is probably too young to wait up for Santa or help you bake cookies, there is a comforting sense of warmth and joy that fills the home — not to mention all the interesting smells and sights for a little one that make an appearance at this time of year! This holiday season, make it memorable for every member of the family with these five great ideas for baby’s first Christmas.
1. Choose a special stocking. Make sure Santa knows that this is an extra-special Christmas in your house by giving your baby a stocking that celebrates their first Christmas. Stuff it with a few small, sweet gifts and a plush animal or two.
2. Take lots of photos. Print out a few and preserve them in one of your family albums. When planning for Christmas morning, think about a place your baby can sit or lie to be part of the action and make sure they have their own small chair or a cozy blanket spread on the floor.
4. Snuggle them up in personalized pajamas. Festive sleepwear that’s personalized with their name looks sweet, and the apparel itself may become one of those treasured keepsakes you hold onto long after your baby has grown.
5. Give one very special gift. A tactile, colorful quilt, an extra-cuddly new plush toy, or a music box that plays a sweet lullaby are all gifts that you’ll enjoy giving as much as they’ll enjoy receiving.
For more great ideas on celebrating your baby’s first Christmas, visit potterybarnkids.com to get inspired.
We can’t wait for the festive feasting to begin next week and are already thinking about ways to make the Thanksgiving holiday even more special in our homes. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to try at your Thanksgiving gathering:
Make it personal. Add a personalized touch to the table design for guests of all ages with a fun DIY place card. Whether you’re designing a dramatic tablescape or a bright and cheerful meal, here are our three favorite ideas to try:
Camp Makery Gold Pumpkin Place Cards
DIY Stamped Feather Place Cards
DIY Gold Leaf Place Card
Design a stunning centerpiece. Although candles make for a beautiful Thanksgiving table, try a fresh floral bouquet for a colorful statement that’s also kid-friendly!
Amazing Autumn Centerpieces from Tulipina
Stunning and Simple DIY Centerpiece
Add a new recipe to the Thanksgiving menu. Whether you’re trying out a comforting soup or adding a bright appetizer to the meal, here are a few of our favorites to get inspired:
Cranberry Apple Chutney
Thanksgiving Soup Recipe
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
What are some of your favorite tricks for making Thanksgiving extra special? Share with us in the comments below!
Have you crossed off all the names on your holiday shopping list yet? We’ve partnered with Glitter Guide founder, Taylor Sterling to help you out! From plush nursery slippers to a beautiful designer doll, see the holiday gifts that made Taylor’s favorites list!
We love a festive twist on the typical holiday celebration and this adorable Friendsgiving Picnic from Glitter Guide takes the turkey! For a casual daytime gathering before the big feast, Taylor planned a gorgeous outdoor picnic filled with flowers, food and a sweet space to hideout.
See some of our favorite snaps from this celebration and enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Friendsgiving Giveaway! Better hurry – giveaway ends Dec. 1st!
As the weather continues to cool down, let your little ones invite a few friends for a warm and cozy night in! Here are our five favorite tips for hosting the perfect sleepover.
1. Create a special space. Designate an area that’s ready for fun with a teepee or hanging lights. Make sure to lay the sleeping bags in a cluster or circle so that everyone is included in activities throughout the night.
2. Prepare a plush place for kids to curl up. Whether your little guests will be watching a movie or playing games, make sure there are plenty of pillows, throw blankets and soft seating for an extra cozy evening.
3. Plan a few light snacks for the evening activities. When choosing a sleepover snack, choose something that is healthy and light like Veggie Chips, so that guests don’t have any trouble getting to sleep.
4. Keep extra items on hand. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any forgotten or lost items like toothbrushes, pajamas or sleeping bags. Create a basket of extra items a few days before the sleepover to be prepared ahead of time.
5. Cook up a mighty breakfast. Greet your sleepover guests with a special breakfast before they head home. Find our favorite recipes over at Design Studio.
We can’t wait to celebrate the Halloween festivities tomorrow and there’s no better way to complete their costume than with the addition of magical face paint! From a sparkling swan to a feline friend, here are a few of our favorite ideas to finish any costume.
Two days and counting! We’re ready for the frightful festivities to begin and are counting down with two sweet treats that would be a perfect spooky surprise in your little one’s lunch!
We know they’ll be all smiles when they uncover one of these Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders from The Kitchn in their lunch bag. For a healthier spin on this fun treat, replace the candy and licorice ropes for granola and pretzel sticks!