6 Festive Holiday Treats and Crafts

Family Fun & Activities, Food & Recipes, Holidays & Parties | December 16, 2021

‘Tis the season for delicious bites and creative crafts to lift your spirits and get in the holiday swing. Find recipes and crafts perfect for this time of year from our Blog Ambassadors and KIWI magazine below.

Tasty Holiday Treats 

Jenna Urben of The Urben Life shared her favorite holiday recipes with us. Here are just a few cravable options perfect to make for your family or as delicious gifts! 

DIY Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa Mix

Creating a simple and healthy do-it-yourself hot cocoa mix takes just minutes to whisk together and can be gifted! Simply mix together all ingredients, add to a jar, add festive toppings, decorate with a ribbon and a note, and get gifting. Get the recipe here.

Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Eggnog

This creamy vegan eggnog is the perfect addition to a holiday menu for those looking to celebrate with traditional flavors minus the dairy. Simply toss everything into a blender, let chill in the fridge, and garnish with a cinnamon stick before serving. Get the recipe here.

Hot Chocolate Bombs 

Using the DIY Hot Cocoa Mix above, create these festive bombs of deliciousness that are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Filled with homemade hot cocoa mix and peppermint marshmallows, they’re sure to be enjoyed by friends and family. Get the recipe here.

Meet the Creator 

Jenna Urben is the blogger behind The Urben Life. She started her blog in 2016 to share simple and delicious recipes, travel guides, attainable home decor, wedding planning tips, and more. Today, it’s a space to encourage those dealing with food allergies, intolerances, and restrictions. On the blog, you’ll find approachable recipes that are always dairy-free and egg-free, that your whole family will enjoy!

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Festive Holiday Crafts 

Succulent Christmas Trees

Looking for a creative holiday craft? You’ll love making these succulent Christmas Trees from Meg of Bored Mom. Stock up on succulents and a small tree-frame and foam and get crafting. These succulent trees should keep their shape and look all through the holiday season and make gorgeous gifts or beautiful centerpieces. Get the directions here.

Meet the Creator 

Meg is the creator of Bored Mom. She has a B.S. in dietetics from Cal Poly, SLO and is an avid healthy and plant-based diet fan. She battles boredom by playing with her food, entertaining, and discovering new better for you products and fun trends. 

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Recycled Gingerbread Houses

These upcycled gingerbread houses from KIWI magazine are made out of recycled cartons and are a blast to create with your little ones. You can make your village as big and detailed or as minimal as you want. All you need are a few basic materials and some imagination! Get the directions here.

Toilet Paper Tube Snowflake Garland

Turn your toilet paper and paper towel tubes into a festive snowflake garland this season! Simple to make and with supplies found around your home, this winter wonderland-inspired decoration is great to make with kids of all ages. Get the directions on KIWI magazine.

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