Affordable Christmas Treats and Decorations

If you’re serving these cookies at a party or open house with coffee or hot tea, try getting creative with some sugar cubes as a sweet decoration nearby. Take the sugar cubes, stack in a pyramid-fashion, and perhaps place some small colored marshmallows on toothpicks and place carefully in the cubes, and you’ll have a festive looking, snow-covered decorated outdoor Christmas tree. Then the cubes can be used for the tea and coffee, and the marshmallows can be used for hot cocoa.

Cookies, candies, pies, and other special sweet treats are at the top of most everyone’s list, and everyone loves a festively decorated home to make Christmas even merrier. You don’t have to be a Christmas grinch worrying about how much all these special treats and decorations will take from your holiday budget.

Focus your decorating around colors and themes you already have in your decorations collection. If you don’t own vast amounts of decorations, focus on decorating one particular area of a room, such as a corner the tree stands in, or the fireplace mantelpiece. Maybe you have a Christmas sweater that you wouldn’t wear.

Votive candles are a quick, affordable decoration. Bouquets of candy canes tied with Christmas ribbon and placed in red- or green-colored drinking glasses add just a touch of Christmas cheer and make a sweet treat to send home with your guests once your open house or party is over.

But the most important ingredient at your holiday table or gathering is the Christmas spirit. Remember the reason for the season. Your guests will surely feel the same Christmas cheer once they arrive at your home.

Cookies, candies, pies, and other special sweet treats are at the top of most everyone’s list, and everyone loves a festively decorated home to make Christmas even merrier. You don’t have to be a Christmas grinch worrying about how much all these special treats and decorations will take from your holiday budget. Take the sugar cubes, stack in a pyramid-fashion, and perhaps place some small colored marshmallows on toothpicks and place carefully in the cubes, and you’ll have a festive looking, snow-covered decorated outdoor Christmas tree. Bouquets of candy canes tied with Christmas ribbon and placed in red- or green-colored drinking glasses add just a touch of Christmas cheer and make a sweet treat to send home with your guests once your open house or party is over.

One of the most affordable treats you can make is yummy cookies made with homemade dough. And if you’re pressed for time and choose to use the ready-made cookie dough from the grocery store, that doesn’t mean you have to do without fun holiday-shaped cookies.