Holiday Hacks | The Bly Team | RE/MAX Space Center

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 The closer it gets to the holidays we often find ourselves rushed for time or low on budget. What you are about to see are a few Holiday Hacks that may help you meet your deadline for that HUGE Holiday Party or stay within your sticky Holiday Budget.



  1. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:

You will need:

Pretzels, Sprinkles, M&M's, Chocolate Chips, Icing

Directions: Dip the pretzels in caramel or chocolate and bedazzle with sprinkles, M&M's, chocolate chips, etc.. then drizzle with icing


2. Grinch Kabobs

You will need:

Grapes, Bananas, Strawberry's and Toothpicks

Directions: Layer the fruit as shown for these cute Grinch Kabobs


3. Reindeer PB&J

You will need:

Bread, Heart shape cookie cutter, Chocolate Chips, Red M&M's & Pretzels 

Directions: Make the PB&J like normal, use the cookie cutter to make the heart shape, place the pretzels, chocolate chips & M&M's as shown.


4. Pepperoni Roll Ups

You will need:

Crescent Rolls, Pepperoni's, String Cheese

Directions: Unroll crescent rolls, place pepperoni's on rolls, place string cheese at top of roll & roll it up! Bake at 375 for 10-12 minuets 



1. Do you wanna Build a Snowman?

Great idea to send to school with the kiddos, to make on Christmas Eve as a family, or to use as a stocking stuffer!

You will need: Ziplock Bag (Sand-which size), 3 Large Marshmallows, at least 5 pretzels (to be used to hold 3 marshmallows, arms, and nose,) Multiple chocolate chips (to be used as eyes & buttons)


2. Snowman Refrigerator 

How cute is this?

You will need: Wrapping Paper, Black & Orange Construction paper, tape and last but not least...the Refrigerator 

Directions: Cut the wrapping paper to resemble a scarf & hat, cut out multiple black circles for eyes & buttons then cut out orange Triangle for nose. Tape to the refrigerator.


3. Character Wine Glass / Candle Holder

You will need: Dollar store wine glasses, pipe cleaners, feathers, pom poms, bells, small candles & glitter spray paint(yes, there is such thing)

Directions: BE CREATIVE! Spray Paint the glasses first, let sit for 2 hours, coat the glasses as  need be, then decorate as desired! 


4. Dish Brush Wreath

You will need: Dollar Store Dish Brush, Green & Red finger paint, Red bow

Directions: Dip the dish brush in the green paint, dab the brush in a circualr direction then, add red dots with fingers and finally add the bow!



1. Balloon Pop (New Years)

You will need: Balloons, Sharpie, Paper & Pen

Click on picture for step-by-step directions


2. Minute to Win It

You will need: Chopsticks for each player, 1 bag of marshmallows, box or bowl to drop marshmallows in.

Directions: Set 60 seconds on the clock. See how many marshmallows you can pick up with the chopsticks within the allotted time. The contestant with the most after 60 seconds wins.


3. Snowball Toss

You will need: 10 Marshmallows & a wreath

Directions: You have 60 seconds to make 10 marshmallows through the wreath. For a more challenging game - place a bowl behind the wreath and try to make it through the wreath and into the bowl with in the allotted time.


4. Christmas Nutcracker

You will need: 8 nuts & 1 candy cane

Directions: You must pick up each nut individually with the candy cane and stack as shown above without the nuts falling over. For a more challenging game - try to complete within 60 seconds.



1. Hidden Money


You will need: 1 mason jar, 1 empty toilet paper roll, 1 bag of M&M's

Directions: Place the empty toilet paper roll in the center of the mason jar. Fill the outside of the toilet paper roll with M&M's. Then place the money in the middle of the toilet paper roll and seal the jar for the "hidden money" look. Easier than it sounds!


2. Christmas Eve Movie Box

Directions: Fill a box with Jammies, popcorn, juice box & a Holiday Movie. Have the kiddos open up on Christmas Eve.


3. Special Occasion Survival Kits

Click the image above for more details! (We LOVE this idea!)


4. Mistletoe's

This is a prefect gift for grandparents or a fun craft to do as a family!

You will need: Blank Canvas & Paint

Directions: Paint the bottom of your feel and gently press against the blank canvas. Use other paint colors to decorate the surrounding blank areas!



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Deborah Bly Selling homes in League City TX

Deb's PictureRE/MAX Space Center

217 East Main Street
 League City, TX 77573

 Office 832-932-5435

 Cell 281-782-5313



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Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

Deborah - These are great ideas. I pretty much like # 1 Chocolate dipped pretzels ".My kids will surely love this. Happy Holidays!

Dec 11, 2014 06:06 AM #1
Deborah Bly
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
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So glad to hear! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

-The Bly Team

Dec 11, 2014 06:42 AM #2
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