Holidays with the Besties

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! While we *all* love the delicious food and festivities, the holidays also remind us of what is important in our lives, and how lucky we are. This holiday season, start traditions with your friends that make for mega bonding and memories that will last a lifetime.

Bake, bake, bake.

Christmas cookies are one of the best parts of the season…and definitely the yummiest. Throw a cookie exchange party—invite your besties to bring a couple dozen of their favorite homemade treats, or bake them together. Then, everyone gets a couple of each kind to take home with them at the end of the night.

Send sweet letters.

Start something new and write letters to one another about all the things that you love about them. The holiday season is a great time to show your appreciation for your friends and nothing does that better than a handwritten note.

Decorate ornaments.

Go grab some plain red and green ornaments from the dollar store. Decorate your findings with your friends and throw on some glitter, bows or sequins to give them that extra festive look. Now, every year, you’ll be reminded of all the good times you had when you hang it on the tree.

Play secret santa.

This classic gift-giving game is so much fun for everyone involved. And remember, it’s not the price tag that matters, it’s the thought. Start early (the first week of December!) and have each “santa” give their person a small gift once a week. Then, have everyone over for a reveal party right before Christmas break.

Host a Christmas movie marathon.

It’s time for fuzzy socks, warm pajamas, and more importantly… hot cocoa. Get together with your friends, bring festive mugs and get ready to get comfy. Pull together some ingredients like peppermint sticks, cinnamon, whipped cream, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. to throw into your hot cocoa. Enjoy your seasonal sip with movies like The Grinch, Elf and A Christmas Story.

BY MAKAILA NICHOLS | 11/25/2016