Monday, January 18, 2016

More Hoildays To Celebrate!

Christmas is over, and that makes me sad. Filling out my new planner, however, makes me happy again. If you want to break up the monotony of the long winter months with some fun, mark these special days in your planner and prepare to celebrate! It can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose. I order decorations from Party City because we live in a very rural area. You may be able to pick some up locally. I make a meal and Peyton makes a dessert to go with each holiday, and I find some cute activities on...where else...Pinterest. So get out your planners and mark these dates down!


Tuesday, February 2
Groundhog Day
This is a fun one. We watch the ceremony on television, do some crafts, and bake Groundhog cookies.
There is much more here, the official site of Punxsutawney Phil.

Sunday, February 7
Super Bowl
Whether you are a football fan or not, you can celebrate this day. With food of course!
We still have hopes of our Steelers being there, but even if not,
we will be watching. And eating.

Monday, February 8
Chinese New Year
Peyton makes the best Chinese food...but there is always take out if you don't have a young chef in the house! And we decorate and read interesting facts about the year in Chinese. We also play Chinese music during dinner, which makes it even more fun.
Etsy has some cute and fun things to add to your celebration. I purchased some dragon crackers to set at each place for the kids. Shhh. : )

Tuesday, February 9
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is fun!!!! We decorate with green, gold, and purple, play festive music and games and again...eat! I found a delicious jambalaya recipe on Pinterest last year, and everyone loved it! We also make our version of a King Cake, but I know you can purchase them in many places and online.
Mardi Gras has been a favorite of my littles forever.

Wednesday, February 10
Ash Wednesday
All that celebrating comes the night before Ash Wednesday.
On this solemn day we receive ashes, fast and pray, and have fish for dinner.

Sunday, February 14
Valentine's Day
Of course, we celebrate this day of love.
We decorate in red and pink, share Valentines with each other and have a special meal.
We also eat way too much delicious chocolate.

So there you are.
Some special days to celebrate any way you choose with your family.
And if you do, please share!
I'd love to see it!


Again...a shout out to Pinterest for all the pictures. : )



22 comments:

  1. I did mention that I was moving in, righttt? (giggling)

    Have a beautiful day, friend.

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  2. That second week of February is booked up this year! So sorry about the Steelers. I was bummed. I am over the Broncos.

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  3. Don't forget National Chocolate Cake day! Yes we celebrate that holiday as well, lol... Its on January 27th!

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  4. Don't forget National Chocolate Cake day! Yes we celebrate that holiday as well, lol... Its on January 27th!

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  5. Some great celebrations, I must start looking to see what holidays I can add.

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  6. Oh YES! I forgot about Chinese New Year. Isn't February the most awesome month ever!! Love to you and your sweet holiday loving family.

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  7. Good morning Billie Jo,

    You do know how to brighten up the winter! I love how you celebrate life. I look forward to seeing each of these holiday posts.

    :)Hope

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  8. Thanks for some really fun ideas Billie Jo!! I love how you celebrate LIFE! And isn't pinterest just the best?? ;)

    LOve it all! Blessings on your week my dear sweet Friend! xoxo

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  9. Wow -- you have loads of fun ideas and celebrations coming up! Will be copying you for sure! Happy Monday!

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  10. Hello, I just had a peek at your blog, loved all your holiday upcoming ideas! Sorry about the Steelers, those Broncos won and it did make my Hubby happy!
    Your little puppies are just so cute! And what a nice honor you gave about your MIL!! Blessings, Roxy

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  11. Holidays make me happy too :) I'm not close to a Party City but Michaels Craft Store gets me every time they start putting out holiday decorations :)

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  12. You are going to have some great celebrations and fun times ahead!! xx

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  13. I did all of the festivities when I worked at the nursing home. I wish I had been wise enough to see the difference it could have made in our home. Now, I plan to do these with my grand babies in just a year or two. The oldest one I can. The young two are still babies. Love you girl and love your ideas.

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  14. Boy those are a lot of celebrations to have. And what fun to plan them out.
    February is indeed a busy one for us too. My birthday is Valentine's Day and my oldest son is turning 15 a few days after mine. So, add in these holidays...well we might as well celebrate all month!

    Enjoy your week!

    Blessings, Amy

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  15. Boy those are a lot of celebrations to have. And what fun to plan them out.
    February is indeed a busy one for us too. My birthday is Valentine's Day and my oldest son is turning 15 a few days after mine. So, add in these holidays...well we might as well celebrate all month!

    Enjoy your week!

    Blessings, Amy

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  16. Hooray for Winter holidays that get us through the cold!

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  17. Your family will look back and have the best memories of growing up, and all that their Mother and Father did for and with them. God bless you.

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  18. Billie Jo, there is always something to celebrate! I want to know what groundhog cookies are!

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  19. Thank you for sharing, I was in the process of going back to your archives' looking for some fun holidays treats, well then I got side tracked. So you can imagine how happy I was to see this post! I look forward to all the super bowl food every year! We haven't celebrated Chinese New Year but now I am so looking forward to it, an excuse to try a new recipe! I bet you have fun doing ground hog activities with your little one-I miss those days. psst I still have my very fat activities/crafts folder and look though it once in awhile. our children are now 13 & 17 so they are not so much into making ground hog puppets anymore lol

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  20. You know, I was thinking that wow! Easter is really going to be early this year!

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  21. Valentines is awlays a favorite with our family. I love all the pink & red. <3

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