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Holiday Baking Kit

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Throughout the year, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate “acts of kindness,” activities for my kiddos & I to do together.

Last Spring, we made Gooey Butter Cookies, wrapped them up in adorable little boxes with a quick little gift tag, and we went about the neighborhood, delivering happiness. My boys were able to experience “giving,” and got some fresh air while we were at it. 😉

Holiday Baking Kit

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

We all know that the holiday season is all about giving, and being kind to others. It’s FULL of opportunity and excuses to perform acts of kindness with your littles!

To get in the full-blown holiday spirit, we made a surprise drop-off of a holiday baking kit at one of our neighbors house. This neighbor goes ABOVE & BEYOND for us, anytime a need arises. It was a no-brainer when we were trying to decide who would receive our Holiday Baking Kit.

Spread Cheer:

My kids LOVE “hands-on,” so creating a holiday baking kit like we did here… the kiddos are able to help in the kitchen & participate in the “gift-giving.”

Betty Crocker has a “Spread Cheer,” campaign taking place, where you create a sweet little gift for someone, and encourage them to keep spreading the cheer with others. How fun, right?! We took part in this challenge, pronto.

Get to Baking:

Gather all the goodies –  Make sure you get a pack of cookie mix for YOU, and at least one cookie mix for THEM. Get all sorts of “cookie decorating,” extras, that you can include in your kit. Icing, sprinkles, Easy Writers, etc.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Get home & Get Baking – Get ready for a mess, {but a fun mess}, and get to baking those cookies with your littles! {We just used one pack of cookie mix, and it made quite a few! Enough to put in our kit, and enough to have left over for our hungry little tummies.}

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Remember that “mess,” I warned you about? It was totally worth it…

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Get that camera out. I can’t tell you how thankful I am, looking back at photos of my little guys helping during these times. Perhaps it’s because I just get to “look,” at the mess again… but don’t actually have to clean it up again. 😉

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

The little kitchen gadget quickly became a fan-favorite in our kitchen, and it measured out the perfect size of cookie, for those little hands.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Pass the Time – While the cookies were baking, my kiddos passed the time by coloring on free printables that you can download on the Betty Crocker website, that went right along with our baking theme we had going on.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

It was so cute watching them color and talk about the little cookie shaped pictures… and hearing them say every 5 seconds,

Mom, are the cookies ready yet?

 

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Eeeeek! The cookies were done, and they looked BEAUTIFUL! Perfect for gift-giving. I’m tellin’ ya… using a Betty Crocker cookie mix… was the way to do it.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Create the “Kit”:

I usually try to keep plain boxes on hand for last-minute to-go items/left-overs/or spur of the moment baking extravaganzas… so we can hand them out as needed.

I grabbed a cupcake box, took out the inserts, and staggered all of the Betty Crocker goodies all around… and plopped a treat bag full of the Peanut Butter cookies, right in front.

This way… they can eat cookies right away, AND have all of the ingredients and necessities to make their own mess {ahem, I mean holiday baking kit}, for someone they love! 😉

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Then… my FAVORITE part?  Betty Crocker has free gift tag printables that you can download and add to your holiday baking box.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

I grabbed some ribbon, printed and cut the tags out, and our baking kit was complete & ready to deliver to the doorstep of our neighbors house.

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

Oh my goodness, how cute & fun is this!? I taped the little instruction card on their door, to explain how they can continue to spread cheer if they want to!

I grabbed some ribbon, printed and cut the tags out, and our baking kit was complete & ready to deliver to the doorstep of our neighbors house.

I texted my sweet neighbors {they weren’t home when we delivered} and told them that we left a package for them on their doorstep. A few minutes later, we received the sweetest text:

Awe, it’s so cute! Our kids already tore into the box and are decorating the pre-made cookies!

Holiday Baking Kit, DIY Christmas gift idea

I had such a good time in my kitchen with my little guys. Just before bed, my son always likes to say,

Mom, what was YOUR favorite part of the day?

Needless to say, making cookies & delivering the treats was my answer. His response?

Me too.

$20 Cash Giveaway!

To spread cheer, a little further… I’ve decided to give away $20 to a lucky someone this holiday season! Use that $20 however you like! Maybe buy yourself something nice, that you didn’t get during Christmas.

Don’t forget to download the coupon and the free #SpreadCheer printables so that you can save on Betty Crocker products next time they hit the store, and #SpreadCheer in your own neighborhood!

How to Enter:

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED, AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING, AND FOLLOWING ALONG! XO

Good Luck You All & Have Fun!

  1. Make a  #SpreadCheer basket and take a photo of the delivery.
  2. Share it on social media with the hashtag #SpreadCheer and nominate 2 friends by tagging them to #SpreadCheer in their neighborhood.
  3. Make sure to tag me {Facebook: Fantabulosityblog, Instagram: jbfantabulosity} in your post or link on your #SpreadCheer social media post, & post comment down below this blog post, so that I can choose a winner and give you your prize! 🙂
  4. Giveaway ends December 30th, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. Central Time. Winner will be notified

6 thoughts on “Holiday Baking Kit

  1. Gina M says:

    I #spreadcheer to my co-workers because they are like family! Here is my post–https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=571622949661847&set=a.204164169741062.1073741826.100004424406193&type=3&theater

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh fun!!!!! Thank you!!!

    2. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much for entering Gina! I have picked a winner, and the winner has been notified! Thank you so much for following along, and participating in the giveaway!! I appreciate you following the blog! XO

  2. shelly peterson says:

    We #SpreadCheer to friends and neighbors. https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/675617425056894977

    cshell090869 at aol dot com

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much for entering Shelly! I have picked a winner, and the winner has been notified! Thank you so much for following along, and participating in the giveaway!! I appreciate you following the blog! XO

  3. Jessica says:

    Thank you all so much for entering! The winner has randomly been picked by using Rafflecopter, and that winner has been emailed and notified! Thank you for following along!! XO

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