When you’re having kids from 1 to 92 (literally, that was pretty much our age span that year) for your Christmas gathering, liven it up with the addition of Christmas props and let everyone get their “silly” on.
Funny headbands won’t mess up the hairdo and are appropriate for any age.
Lighted LED color-changing glasses were a big hit!
Don’t forget the hats! The more variety, the better. I was fascinated at what people chose for themselves.
Someone needs to be Santa. For us, it turned out to be the shyest, quietest person in the room. I think he liked having a bit of a disguise!
Everybody got into the spirit of things because there were enough hats and accessories to go around. Cute little elves, huh?
Tom rocked his glasses and hat.
Harold asked if he could take his home to show his friends the next day, and Margaret was happy with the wild headband that was much like a British Fascinator.
What I love is seeing the expression of joy of Matt’s son in the mirror as he stared at his dad in his Christmas hat and specs.
Did I mention aprons? We rounded up enough Christmas aprons to outfit the whole group. We gave each one a choice of aprons, headbands, hats, glasses. The other benefit of the aprons is that they caught spills and drips, saving our clothes!
The level of frivolity far exceeded any previous Christmas. We channeled joy all evening.
One other benefit from the Christmas props and aprons is that they ensured plenty of Christmas color for the photos!
Did I say “photos”? Who could resist the opportunity to capture Carson in an elf apron? Bill as Santa?
When you have a big span of ages at your gathering, Christmas props help get everyone laughing and help set the tone for a wonderful time to be had by all! I’ve been gathering new ones throughout the year and am looking forward to lots of frivolity for the holiday.