Two years ago, I started a new tradition. The Locurto Family Christmas Party.
To start the party, we read my all time favorite Christmas book for little kids called What God Wants for Christmas. It’s an interactive book where the kids have to open gifts during the story to create the nativity scene. My daughter carries her “Baby Jesus” all over the house now. Don’t touch her Baby Jesus… or you’ll get the 2 year old high pitched, ear drum bursting scream!!!
Next, each kid gets to open a gift. It’s always a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament.
This year since my daughter is CRAZY about Minnie Mouse, guess what she got?
My kindergartener is all about Star Wars! He was SO excited for me to take his picture next to his ornament. ha!
You can see their ornaments from last year in this picture too. Princess and soccer. It will be fun to look back at photos of them at different ages and be reminded of what they were interested in that year.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a party without treats. Mmmm pudding!
Who needs a spoon?
The rest of the night, my daughter sang the theme song from Mickey Mouse Club House. But as soon as I got the camera out, she switched up the tune! Here’s a video for your viewing pleasure… note the pudding mouth:-)
Mickey Mouse Song from Amy @ Living Locurto on Vimeo.
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Love the video~~ Always keep it and show it to her when she turns sweet 16. WHAT FUN!
I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. I am so thankful we have “met”, and who knows, maybe one day we can do lunch in Dallas! 🙂
Best, best wishes for the new year and good health to all!
Love from you East Texas Buddy, Ruth Ann
We have What God Wants For Christmas too. It’s awesome! Love your tradition… we do a happy birthday Jesus party… it’s fun too!
So sweet! What a great way to get their ornament collections built up so when they leave home, they’ll have some. My oldest daughter has her own place now and her tree is almost bare. Wish I had done this.
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Great tradition. Love that your 2 yo is attached the the baby Jesus doll. Cute pics.
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Very cute kids and wonderful tradition that I’m sure they will carry on to their kids one day!
I got such a kick out of that video! She is just too cute.
Also love the idea of a Christmas party. My kids would really get into that. Jacob was just saying we should have a birthday cake for baby Jesus this year, something we haven’t done since he was little. I had kind of stopped just because we always were on sugar overload anyway that fitting in another dessert seemed kind of crazy. Maybe we should just do it earlier in the month before we’re in a sugar coma. 🙂
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What a fun tradition- I think I may do something like that for my Grandchildren-
Thanks for sharing-
Love your blog
Amy, what a great idea and adorable video. Funny how it’s never too late to start new traditions. We started the “pickle gift” a few years back on Christmas Eve and the kids still look forward to it.
This year, we baked gingerbread men and both kids enjoyed that. I’ll have to try doing a video of my guys to post on my blog but they will definitely pale in comparison to your little sweetie singing her song – and I doubt I can get my son or daughter to sing anything! LOL.
Thanks for sharing.
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We do the same thing. I love the little book and Josiah loves the suspense. I love the party idea. Maybe this year we do it Locurto style.
Awesome, awesome idea! I’ve heard great things about that book – I’ll have to track one down. And…I thought your little sweetie was already promised to one of mine… ha ha! No, I’m serious… 🙂
What a fantastic idea! We already to the What God Wants for Christmas nativity but I never thought to make it a party.
I am going to copy your idea right down to the pudding. Now where to find a Scooby Doo ornaments? Hmmmmm….
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Oh Amy…she is going to be the cutest wife EVER for my little guy. I’m so glad we have already arranged their marriage!
And your voice? Where is the Texas/Oklahoma drawl?? I was totally expecting that if we ever got to meet each other, I would get to hear some kind of a southern accent. 🙂 Hearing you makes me want to meet you even more…some day, right?
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Love the song! We’ve got a rap version of ABCs floating around right now…I’ll have to get it on video.
We, too, like to give ornaments as a gift every year. Of course, now, our tree looks like a NASCAR race!
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That is AWESOME! I love all of it! Can’t wait to check out the book!
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I love it.Awesome idea
Oh, so cute! This book looks awesome. I’m going to try to find it!
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