Fun Ideas for Family Get-togethers

Print a family cookbook.
Ask everyone to send you a favorite recipe and have them bound into a book to take home.

cookbook

Craft a DIY photo booth.
No need to rent; just get creative. Hang some frames from a tree or wallpaper a wall with holiday paper and keep a fun prop bin on hand. Then set up a phone on a tripod and snap away.

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Make an all-inclusive monogram gift.
Embroider a family inside joke or favorite phrase on t-shirts, hoodies or towels. Great templates and pre-made designs are on www.Zazzle.com

t shirt

Hand out family photo books.
Collect photos from Facebook (and ask the less than tech-savvy to send in), then have them bound in a beautiful book and make copies for everyone. A great option for this is Shutterfly.

Deck-the-Halls-photo-book

 

Write Letters To Santa
Help your kids write cute letters to Santa, then mail them off to the North Pole.

letter to santa

Print tote bags embossed with your family tree.
A decidedly useful, interesting and non-hideous freebie.

tote

Swap stuff.
Encourage family members to bring belongings they no longer want (clothes, furniture etc.) and do a family-style round robin. You just might end up with Aunt Cindy’s beloved tea towels…

 

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm
Jackie Syvertsen | Category: Fun Things to do on Bainbridge Island, Holidays on Bainbridge Island | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Holidays at Pleasant Beach Village

Located in the Lynwood Center neighborhood of charming Bainbridge Island, Pleasant Beach Village is a new community destination. The Village includes Manor House, Bainbridge Island's premier special events venue, The Beach House Restaurant, The Inn at Pleasant Beach and a variety of shops.

With the beautiful architecture, exciting new infratructure and the festive Holiday decorations, the Pleasant Beach Villag is a great place to visit, eat and shop.

A warm environment and friendly staff are waiting to serve you a great cup of coffee and fresh pastries.

The Barn Cat is a lovely store with fabulous items for your Holiday Shopping – and they are open until 8pm on Thursdays!

One of my favorite places is the PAWS Center where my grandaughter adopted her first kitten.  A fluffy new member of the Family is always a great Holiday gift – especially when they are rescued!

Sunday the 14th of December, don't miss the Santa Brunch at the Manor House!

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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