Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Awe Moment

it's my favorite part of christmas morning.  that moment they tip toe down the stairs and their eyes light up.  to me it's not about how much you spent or the number of presents... it's all about the presentation.  you can create a lot of magic with little money and some imagination.  here's a range of ideas that can be easily customized to fit your own family...

simple or elaborate, big or small it can be done with a couple chairs,
blankets and pillows, and even twinkle lights.  lace tent via a cup of jo

cut paper into fringe or use rows of ribbon hung on the wall
or in a doorway for a grand entrance.  this beautiful leather fringe
wall hanging kit was designed by darby smart via one kings lane.

the possibilities are endless and can keep little ones entertained for hours

small items in mass can have a big impact, especially when you add
a backdrop like this. cityscape wall decals via les enfants du design

tie string or ribbon around small toys and turn them into ornaments and
even hide them in the tree to make it like a scavenger hunt.
toy ornaments via sweet paul magazine

a classic - and one we are doing this year.
dean is obsessed with our thomas set and we are adding
a couple new engines to our collection this way.

this picture is one of my favorites from my instagram.
bringing out old toys to meet the new ones that are part of the same collection.

put party [or santa] hats on their existing favorites and
gather them up to watch them open their new gifts.
dinosaur birthday party via bringing the happy.

all unnamed/sourced images via pinterest

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