Things may be busy this time of year, but we’re focusing on slowing down and enjoying the season! This month’s bucket list is full of fun and easy activities that you, your friends, and your entire family can enjoy. Whether it’s going out to look at lights, hosting a cookie decorating party, or helping someone decorate their home, we’re finding ways to spread joy in December!
What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate the season? Let us know in the comments below!
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December Bucket List
1. Go ice skating
Head out with the family for a fun ice skating adventure!
2. Make Christmas cookies
Nothing says Christmas like baking cookies! Here are some of our favorite recipes:
- Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Healthy Gingerbread Cookies
- The BEST Chocolate Chip Healthy Cookies
3. Host a cookie decorating party
Speaking of Christmas cookies, why not invite people over to help you decorate them! And eat them, for that matter. Gather your friends and family to host a cookie decorating party!
Try out this cookie decorating kit to keep things easy!
4. Have Friendsmas
Similar to Friendsgiving, invite your friends over for a Friendsmas gathering! Gifts or no gifts, getting together to celebrate the season is a total must.
5. Offer to help a friend decorate
Want to spread a little joy? Offer to help a friend decorate their home! Another great idea is to get friends together to help decorate the home of someone in need, such as a busy mom, someone going through a tough time, or an elderly person.
6. Watch a Christmas movie + drink hot chocolate
Christmas movies can give you all the holiday vibes. Add this creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate and a warm blanket to the mix for a fun, cozy night in!
7. Head out to a tree farm
Gather the family and head out to a Christmas tree farm! Whether you pick out a real tree or stick to an artificial tree, tree farms are a great option for beautiful photos and lots of holiday fun.
8. Go out to look at lights
Need a way to entertain the kiddos and stay warm? Get everyone in the car and drive around looking at Christmas lights! Don’t forget the hot chocolate!
9. Make a Christmas playlist
Find your favorite holiday songs and make a playlist! Listen on repeat during this month for the ultimate holiday season feels.
10. Take a road trip
This is the perfect time to go visit family or head out to a cozy cabin! Be sure to take the scenic route.
11. Spend time with your family
It can be easy to get caught up in the rush that this time of year brings along. Give yourself permission to say no, take a day off, rest, and enjoy spending time with your family.
12. Send Christmas cards
Not into sending traditional Christmas cards? Make a few homemade cards for close friends and family, letting them know how much joy they bring you!