5 Sparkle and Shine Noon Years Eve Ideas

By PBK Editors

Welcome the new year with a special “Noon Years Eve” celebration that your little ones can stay up for! From an unexpected gold garland to balloons filled with surprise, here are five of our favorite Noon Years Eve ideas that sparkle and shine.

NoonYearsEveGarlandPretzels make an unexpected and whimsical appearance as a gold garland in this idea from Lay Baby Lay.

NoonYearsEvePoppersTiny poppers filled with confetti hang from the ceiling and can be popped right at noon with this DIY from Ruffled.

NoonYearsGoldBalloonsPut a gilded touch on your Noon Years festivities with these simple Gold Brushed Balloons.

NoonYearsEveBalloonsCreate a fun balloon-filling station with sparkly confetti and glitter with this idea from Studio DIY. At noon, your little ones will love the excitement of popping the balloons and seeing what surprises are inside.

NoonYearsEveNoisemakersBuild your own classic noisemakers to really ring in the new year with these DIY Golden Noisemakers from Project Nursery.

Happy New Year, everyone!¬†Join us for a special Noon Years Eve celebration in your local store — for more details, visit our store events page.

3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

By PBK Editors

1 day and counting! Although we’re officially ready to celebrate, we know that there are still plenty of last minute touches to put on our Christmas gifts and festive recipes to add to the table. That’s why we’re rounding up three last minute holiday ideas that add the perfect finishing touch.

DIY Sparkly Gift Toppers | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

Classic ribbon is great for gifts, but if you’re looking for something unexpected and fun, we love this DIY Sparkly Holiday Gift Topper from Homey Oh My. The best part? It’s a piece of cake to put together and uses leftover tinsel garland from decorating the tree.

Quick Peppermint Popcorn Recipe | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

Need a festive holiday snack that the kids and adults can both enjoy? We love this Peppermint Popcorn recipe from Sweet Little Peanut. This is one recipe you can put together in a pinch with store bought popcorn, a drizzle of chocolate and some crushed candy canes.

Simple Homemade Marshmallows Recipe | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

We can’t forget our favorite cold-weather comfort — hot chocolate! Camp Makery shares the recipe for these surprisingly simple Homemade Marshmallows that will take your hot cocoa to new heights. Make it your own with almond or peppermint extract to give your cup of cocoa a festive new flavor.

For more great holiday ideas, browse the blog or visit Inside & Out and The Stylehouse for more.

A Favorite Gilded Ornament

By PBK Editors

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Our Gold Frame Ornaments are the perfect way to highlight favorite family memories on the holiday tree. Here are a few of the special moments we spotted over at Little Blonde Book and Could I Have That that are too sweet not to share.

We love the way Taylor from Little Blonde Book captured her daughter Madelyn’s adorable expressions in this post on her blog. She decorated her home with beautiful natural elements like our Felt Reindeers and Snow Faux Trees, while completing her tree with a sentimental framed photo with her little one. Check out the video below to see a little vignette of the holiday cheer in Taylor’s home.

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Samantha from Could I Have That‘s holiday tree is filled with love and sentiment. She used our Gold Frame Ornaments to sprinkle precious memories of her daughter Elin on a simply lit tree. See her full post on preserving memories over the hoildays here.

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Looking for last minute gifts or holiday decor before Christmas? Visit your local Pottery Barn Kids store for great deals, complimentary gift wrapping and more!

Spotted: Hello Fashion Blog’s Fun Holiday Tradition

By PBK Editors

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There’s no doubt that little ones brighten up the holidays and Christine from Hello Fashion Blog shared a favorite Christmas tradition that brings joy to the whole family. Read all about the fun family tradition she shares with her little ones over at Hello Fashion Blog and see some of our favorite photos from her post below.

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What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to visit your local Pottery Barn Kids store for last minute holiday gifts like pajamas, books, plush toys and more!

The Sweetest Baby-Friendly Christmas Celebration

By Taylor Sterling

Written by Taylor Sterling of Glitter Guide for Building Blocks.

The Sweetest Baby-Friendly Christmas Celebration | Building Blocks Blog

We absolutely love the holiday season and were so excited to have a reason to get Elodie together with her friends and their mamas!

We wanted to create a fun and cozy gathering full of activities for the little girls while also keeping things easy and festive, so we came up with a cookies and cocoa theme that we knew everyone would enjoy.

The Sweetest Baby-Friendly Christmas Celebration | Building Blocks Blog

The Sweetest Baby-Friendly Christmas Celebration | Building Blocks Blog

Cookies for Santa is a must have for the holidays, so we knew we had to have that on the list. One thing to remember is not everything has to always be home-made! We kept things simple and easy by laying out pre-made sugar cookie dough and had the girls cut out shapes with some adorable Christmas shaped cookie cutters. After we baked the cookies, the mamas helped the girls decorate with frosting, sprinkles, and peppermint m & m’s. Each one turned out so cute and it was fun to see the different designs everyone came up with for their cookies for Santa!

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We also set up a spread of hot cocoa with marshmallow toppings, red velvet cupcakes and a berry tart that were enjoyed by the mamas. No need to feel compelled to bake these items from scratch! Many local grocery stores sell beautiful desserts that look great when plated on your own cake stands and serving platters that you already have in your home. It makes a world of difference from the standard packaging that they come in from the store.

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While we love the traditional color palette of red and green for Christmas, we wanted to add in a few more colors to make the decor feel modern with a little hint of glam. We did this by mixing in pink, mint green and gold wrapping paper, which looked so great under the Christmas tree and definitely made things more festive. The girls had so much fun giving and receiving presents. Each of them received a Pottery Barn Kids Amazing Girl Doll in their stocking, which is the perfect gift for each of these amazing girls (it even came with a tag letting them know just that).

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It can be so easy to let the holiday season get the best of us with those ever growing to-do lists, but it’s especially important during this time of year to carve out time to spend with friends and family. With just a few hours and some easy store-bought items, you can plan a special afternoon filled with festive activities. We had so much fun and hope this inspires others to plan a fun filled afternoon of their own!