New Year’s Past

When my children were little one thing that was always a part of Christmas and New Year’s was the “cracker.” Not a cracker-cracker, like you’d eat with cheese, but a cracker like the paper ones you’d break open with a “crack” and find small prizes inside. One of the trinkets that was always a charming part of the cracker was a paper crown. They were quite fragile–being made out of tissue paper and all, but the kids loved them. Best part about them was that it was a fun tradition that they came to expect and love.

So, years later, when they were grown–we got really brave and decide not only to make our own crowns, but to hand make the crackers as well. We had a blast finding just the right loot to fill the crackers with for each family member.

And it was even more fun to force all the grown-ups to wear the crowns! HA!

If you’d like to make your own crackers or crowns–it’s so easy and there’s still time.

Click HERE for crowns

and HERE for crackers.

I hope you’ll come back and show us how they turn out!

8 Responses to New Year’s Past

  • Kathy says:

    That sounds like so much fun! Our girls don’t stay up that late yet but we might have to try something fun anyway.


    Launi Reply:

    It’s all for whenever you celebrate the New Year–day or night. It’s just fun.


  • Jillian says:

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that picture before! Definitely a blast from the past.


    Launi Reply:

    I know…KA-boom! It’s a good picture though.


  • JorDan Tripp says:

    My family always has these at Christmas Dinner. We have so much fun. I’ll make them next year and surprise everyone with them! 😀 Thanks for the idea


    Launi Reply:

    We use them on 12th night (Jan 6th) too. I actually found some teeny tiny ones at Williams Sonoma last year. Can hardly wait to use them.



  • *LyndiLou* says:

    I love Christmas crackers! :) They had these all the time at PartyLand too. It’s so great that you can make them yourself. Then you could personalize them so each person just LOVES theirs. SO fun!


  • Pattyann says:

    We have never tried anything like this before. I honestly thought you were going to talk about fire crackers! I love the idea though, and I have several grand-children who would love it as well!!


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