This is our annual tradition, usually right around December 1st.
Then the kids watched Christmas cartoons while I took all of my Christmas things out of hiding and worked on our party food. The variety was decidedly less than usual, but it was all foods the kids love so I don’t think they noticed.
Cheesy Potato Soup
Creamy Jello Salad
Sparkling Apple Cider
This tradition started before we had children. I figured that if I made lots of food and called it a party then maybe Jason wouldn’t mind putting the tree up for me…and I really did want it to be a family affair! 😉
We usually have a bag for them to open that contains Christmas themed items–almost always including pajamas. Our tree is not a beautiful themed creation, but a hodgepodge of all our little ornaments we’ve collected–and we love it!