❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 10 (Pranks)

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Here’s a list of pranks you can do on people to get them mad at you woohooo

  • If you have the time, wrap their entire room with wrapping paper, including their bed, chair, desk, and other things.
  • Give someone a regular looking candy cane, but in a different or bad flavour, like a green wasabi flavoured candy cane
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  • Give people gift cards with no money in it
  • Give people fake tickets
  • Swap out a gift someone was going to give away with packaging that looks identical

I couldn’t think of too many because I’m not good with pranks 😛

~briar4ever6

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Hi friends,

I’m back!

Here are some fun pranks you can do:

  • When wrapping a small present, find a LARGE bag and stuff it full of scrap paper or newspaper to give them false hope (this is probably easier to do than filling boxes full of boxes or buying a big box)
  • A fun prank to do at parties:
    Use tissues and stuff them up your family and friend’s shoes. It’ll take them a while to figure out why they can’t fit into their own shoes.
  • On a cold night, wet some cotton balls and stick them to anything!

I don’t mean to self-promo, but I made a blog a while back, and there’s a bunch of pranks there that you can check out – https://jokealotblog.wordpress.com/

-gravycf

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❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 9 (Christmas Playlists)

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Here are some classic songs that everyone knows:

Alisha Marie’s Vlogmas playlist from last year because she’s my favourite vlogger:

A BUNCH of What I Got For Christmas videos:

Anddd Keegan Acton, one of my favourite Youtuber’s Christmas videos:

~briar4ever6

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Pentatonix is and will always be my favourite Christmas music group

Here’s a song I recently found and have fallen in love with:

Hope you like these as much as I do 🙂

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 8 ( Loves/Hates)

This post we’re telling you guys what we love and hate about the holidays!

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Woohoo Christmas is in 10 days!!!

Loves:

  • Buying presents for people – Even though I don’t have enough money to buy everyone gifts, I still like looking for them and I find it more fun to give and get (that’s so cheesy kjafkas)
  • YouTube videos – I LOVE watching “What I Got For Christmas” videos because I find it fun to see what others got. I especially love watching the really long ones where the person gets more than me in three years than them in one. 
  • No school – Of course I need a break
  • Malls – I love seeing Christmas themed everything at the mall because it really puts me in the mod and spirit

Hates:

  • Too much/high snow – this usually only bothers me if we have to run in it for PE or I have to walk in it on a slope.
  • Not having enough money to buy presents for everyone

That’s all I can think of lolz. The coldness doesn’t really bother me, but can be used as an excuse to stay home haha

~briar4ever6

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  • I love to sleep. Sleeping in is definitely a passion of mine
  • I love holiday food. Especially desserts
  • I love going to hangouts, chilling with a bunch of friends
  • I love snow and the numerous cute pictures you can get from snow
  • I love Christmas decorations both in my own home and in the public

 

  • I hate realizing I’ve wasted my break doing absolutely nothing useful
  • I dislike the cold, but I guess I’ve gotten at least a little used to it, not that I can complain much because there are definitely places in the world that are colder
  • I hate when my parents tell me that breaks are meant for extra work, not for a break.

Overall though, I still love the holidays. Everyone just seems to be in a better mood all the time 🙂

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 7 (Present Wrapping)

Today, we talk about different ways to wrap presents to make them unique!

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Instead of using wrapping paper, try using:

  • newspaper
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  • customized wrapping paper
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  • Recipe paper, this is a good idea if you’re giving them kitchen or baking supplies
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  • family gift paper
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  • magazines
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If the gift is weirdly shaped, put it in a box with other little things like small bells, and wrap it! Even adding a fancy bow with other decorations makes the gift look like it’s from Pinterest.
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tip: to make the ribbon for your bow curly, use scissors and run it across the ribbon quickly.

~briar4ever6

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Hello friends 

I’m not that great at wrapping, so generally I like putting my presents in a bag and then putting a bunch of tissue paper to kind of hide the present like this:

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But I feel like this type of wrapping doesn’t quite give the thrill of ripping a present open or shaking the box to figure out what’s inside, so I think I might stick to traditional wrapping this year

For small presents, I like using regular printer paper and painting/drawing designs on it. For example, for my friend’s birthday, I painted horizontal strokes across the paper like this

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and it was a nice substitute for wrapping paper.

Another thing you could do (although very time consuming so choose carefully who you use this for!!), is take some plain wrapping paper or just printer paper and wrap the gift normally

And then once you’re done, take a marker and write a bunch of adjectives that describe the receiver such as “Kind, caring, tenacious, selfless” etc.

or you could write a Christmas phrase all over, such as “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”

-gravycf

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To be quite honest, I’ve always pushed the responsibility to wrap presents to my mom, but now that I’m not actually incapable of gift wrapping, she’s pushed it back to me, in which case I don’t actually wrap the present using wrapping paper because it’ll probably not look neat and I can’t stand that. SO,

1) Use a nice giftbox (mentioned in Secret Santa post)
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you can usually find these type of things at dollar stores/stationary stores (stores like Daiso, if you know what that is)

2) Plain Shoeboxes
If you can find a plain one, that is. But shoeboxes are really simple and reminds me of pinterest things, especially if you just tie a ribbon or 2 around it. It’s also a good size for most gifts, and you can add bubble wrap or tissue paper if your gift is small to fill up the space.

~Cari

Steam/DDLC

So I got steam today just so I could play Doki Doki Literature Club just because Sean and Felix played it and it looks cool.

Does anyone else have any good game suggestions that are FREE?

Woot now I can get nightmares from Monika from my own computer.

~briar4ever6

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 6 (Online Stores)

Even if this isn’t exactly Christmas themed, online shopping is sometimes easier than going to a crowded mall. Here are our favourite online stores!

(this post is not sponsored by any of these stores)

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Hey everyone!

Here’s a great list of online stores (click on the names to go to them):

  1. Shop Cheeky – I found them off of Instagram because of their great theme! They mostly have Korean inspired clothing and products, including ADORABLE phone cases!
  2. Liv and Jess – A clothing store created by a Youtuber named Tiffany Ma. 
  3. Luca and Grae – Another clothing store by a Youtuber named Aspyn Ovard.
  4. Amazon (Canadian site) – Everything can be bought at Amazon hehe

I only have four because I don’t shop online, but these are the only stores I look at haha.

~briar4ever6

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Hi guys!

Recently, I’ve just been in love with Indigo because cute planners and notebooks have suddenly become my favourite thing ever. Unfortunately, most things are quite expensive there, but during the holidays they might have sales and you might just find your favourite notebook for a fairly cheap price!

One of my favourite stores of all time is probably Aeropostale, but not anything with its logo on it. Their plain clothing is quite nice to be honest, but those hoodies with its logo plastered across the front is something I wore during the ages in which we don’t speak of (aka middle school years). Aeropostale clothing is almost always on sale, and if it’s not, it probably will be in a week or two (so never buy anything for full price at Aeropostale!)

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 5 (Holiday Movies)

This post we’re sharing our favourite Christmas movies or videos!

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My favourite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas! Even though everyone’s probably heard or watched it, it’s still my favourite.

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Another movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I LOVE the music and characters in it. 

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The last movie is A Christmas Story. It’s an old movie but it’s still funny. My dad loves this movie and even has 2 rolls of wrapping paper of it lolzzz.

~briar4ever6

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C L A S S I C :

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If you have not watched this please go watch this absolute classic Christmas movie

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Also please go watch these ones too if you haven’t seen them

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 4 (Secret Santa Ideas)

Today we’re sharing suggestions about Secret Santa Exchanges!

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Here’s something AMAZING my friends and I found at Chapters:

Image result for dancing with jesus bobbling figurine Sorry for the low quality, but it’s a little box with a bobbling figure of Jesus and a book on dance moves. My friend bought it for his secret santa lolzzzz. 

Something that is a good idea is filling a box with little bells with other presents. 

Lastly, get or make your own Christmas tin or box to put the gifts in, so that the person can keep using the box and won’t have to throw it away! I found some different sized ones that looked nice at the dollar store. 

Image result for christmas tins~briar4ever6

chdiv34

Hello again!

As I have mentioned previously, I love mugs. I think one of my favourite go-to presents is to fill a themed mug with other small gifts, such as chocolate (Ferraro Roche works great or other candies you know they enjoy) or other things you think they’d enjoy – personalize it!
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Of course, if you don’t know the person that well, gift cards are always a great gift, especially mall gift cards. I think most malls have this, but they are sold at the information center and you can use that gift card at any store in the mall. However, you will have to pay an extra fee (a $20 gift card might cost $25 because it works on so many stores, not just one like normal gift cards)

Pillows are also a great gift, along with small stuffed animals. Maybe not everyone will like this type of gift, so use your discretion.

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And if you enjoy baking, you could just make a HUGE batch of something, could be simple like cookies, or super fancy like macarons. I’m sure they’ll enjoy them both. And if you want, decorate them to be Christmas themed using food colouring or sprinkles!

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Hello friends 🙂

So I’m guessing most secret Santa’s are usually at school or some extra-curricular because you kind of need a lot of people for it to really work.

What’s great about this though, is it gives you a lot of school related gift options such as:

  • A staples gift card!
  • An assortment of pens/pencils
  • A pencil case
  • An assortment of erasers
  • Customized pens? (vistaprint.ca is a good website for customized stuff)
  • Customized t-shirt!
  • A nice water bottle
  • A drawstring bag
  • A bag full of mini snacks to eat in class 😉
  • An assortment of custom bookmarks and dividers
  • A school supply kit with a bunch of random erasers, pens, pencils, sticky notes
  • Starbucks gift card because coffee!
  • A gift card for your Local Bubble tea shop because bubble tea!
  • A cool phone case
  • A laptop bag (which might be a little more on the expensive side)
  • A wallet, because no one wants to lose their money!
  • A custom notebook or one that really suits them well (e.g. favourite color, favourite book/actor/movie)
  • A big box of candy
  • A can of tea/coffee
  • A cool assortment of bracelets that you can layer
  • Earrings!
  • iTunes gift card! (But mention that you can get Netflix with it bc really, who wants to buy $25 worth of games on their phone)

I feel like all people get now are gift cards which kinda sucks because I miss when people would spend a lot of time on gifts and stuff

-gravycf

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 3 (Christmas Parties)

Welcome to day three of A Fairy Christmas! This post we’re sharing ideas on how to set up Christmas parties.

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First one!!

Christmas is great and parties are great because friends and stuff with makes CHRISTMAS PARTIES even better because it’s like 2 happy and amazing things combined 🙂

Ideas for your Christmas party:

A hot chocolate station

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HOW AWESOME DOES THIS SOUND, LIKE I WANT ONE AT MY HOUSE AND NOT JUST FOR PARTIES

Imagine a row of either hot chocolate packets or a HUGE pot of steaming hot chocolate with a ladle, a big tray full of different and aesthetic mugs, a glass container full of marshmallows, bowls full of peppermint sticks, cinnamon, spices, caramel drizzle, hazelnuts, the list goes on

Honestly, it’d be the highlight of the party.

A Huge Christmas Playlist

We may or may not have a post coming soon about our Christmas playlists 😉

It’s always good to have a big playlist full of classics, or even some modern Christmas music to really set the mood for your party.

Lights

atmoshphere- I think this would be beautiful in a gazebo in your "dream backyard" or over top of your hot tub

Gotta love fairy lights 🙂 They also set the mood very well and also look really cool in pictures!!
In fact, might as well make a whole photobooth for pictures!
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Secret Santa

A really great way to have fun with gift giving and receiving, especially at small parties with close friends!

-gravycf

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Hey everyone!

I don’t really remember going to any holiday parties but I do have some tips on how to make sure it’s going well, if you’re hosting it.

  • Make sure there’s enough food/drinks. Once when I went to a New Years Eve party the host ran out of either food or drinks-I forgot, but make sure that doesn’t happen! 
  • If this is for teens or around that age group, set u a photobooth! You only need to get simple background using wrapping paper as the background –
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  • Maybe for fun make a place where people can decorate something. Baking cookies without any decorations  and putting it on a table with a bunch of supplies like frosting or sprinkles would be a good idea. Another would be to let your guests go crazy with your Christmas tree if you really trust them enough 😛
  • This goes with the last one, but have an ugly sweater decorating party! There’s sometimes not a great selection of those in stores so have everyone buy a simple sweater with a bunch of random decorations for it like bows, ribbon, stickers, or iron on decals

~briar4ever6

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❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 2 (Favourite Treats/Recipes)

Welcome to day 2! We’re going to be sharing our favourite holiday treats we love, with some recipes!

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Hey everyone!

I love drinking hot chocolate, and it tastes even better if you put a candy cane in it because of the peppermint.

Peppermint hot chocolate recipe

Another thing I love is eating shortbread cookies dipped in milk! I have this big tin of different shortbread cookies which taste amazing with milk. Dipping it in milk also helps me eat it better because they’re too hard on my braces hehe.

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One last thing are gingerbread men. Especially if you decorate it with a ton of frosting because I always eat that part off first lolz.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

^ Click on the picture for a recipe

~briar4ever6

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Hey guys! I’m here for day 2!
(click on pictures to go to the recipe that the image displays)

So mugs have suddenly become my aesthetic, and words cannot describe how amazing Christmas/winter mugs are for me, and because it’s winter, it’s my chance to use all these cute mugs. Of course, hot chocolate is the #1 drink for Christmas, and as much as I love most hot chocolate packages, here’s a recipe from Bobby Flay that tastes even better ❤
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/bobby-flay/toasted-marshmallow-hot-chocolate-3111121
(it even includes toasted marshmallows to add into your drink, which makes it 10x better)

 

 

Of course, the other part to Christmas treats is definitely the cookies. Cookies are honestly quite simple to make, as long as you have the time. To make it Christmas themed, simply make some icing and sprinkle with red and green sprinkles. Or for an even more minimalist cookie, sift powdered/icing/confectioner’s sugar (same thing, different names) on top to make it look like snow.
For the cookies themselves, any plain cookie would work, but I would recommend going with vanilla so you can really decorate it with anything.

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For those of you who enjoy mint, add some mint extract in addition to vanilla extract when making your cookies. It makes the cookie just that much better. You can even add mint extract to your icing if you’d like!

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Hello again, friends

I’m not much of a baker so here’s a list of food I like to eat especially during Christmas time 🙂

Cookies!

This is the one brand of pre-made dough cookies that I swear by and always look forward to eating:

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Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies!!
And I know I’m not alone on this opinion because if I ever offer one to a friend, they always ask me for the recipe or brand, trust me these are soooo good

Dip them in milk and you have a recipe for happiness

Eggnog!

I have never tried eggnog until like 2 weeks ago, and to my surprise, it was actually really good!! It tastes exactly like Purdy’s Chocolate ‘s bubble gum ice cream, which is my favourite. 

I got mine from safeway:

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I find it a little sweet, so I like to water it down a bit with some milk
Although I’ve never tried any other eggnog, this brand’s is very rich and smooth, which I heard is a good quality in good eggnog 

Also when I got it, I heard someone behind me say “Oh my favourite eggnog is here!” so I’m guessing it’s pretty well-liked 🙂

Hot Chocolate

An essential during the winter time, like Fairycari and Briar have said.

I usually use the powder hot chocolates from trader joe’s- 

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It’s really good because it’s not too sweet, and of course, it’s a good price and also organic.
I know adding milk makes it richer and stuff, but I strangely like hot water with the powder
I think it’s something to do with having drank hot water hot chocolate in my childhood because the taste gives me a bit of nostalgia
Also, I’m not a big fan of sweet things (ironically I like eggnog though)

-gravycf