We’ve made it to Blogmas day 4! Is anyone else mildly surprised I’ve made it this far? Just me? Whoops…
The next song in our Christmas Countdown is Frosty The Snowman. Now I’ll be honest and say that when I went on YouTube to get the link for today, I discovered a mini film tv show thing back from 1969 where the song actually seems to come from! So if you find yourself with a spare 25 minutes today, please be sure to check it out! But for the rest of us, here’s my favourite version!
Now that we’re into the main body of the post, I can talk to you about the Santa’s Sweet Sleighs I made last year for our Christmas dinner as a flat. Actually, today’s this year’s dinner so it’s quite fitting that I put this in here! Anyway, yes. This is the sweet sleigh I made:
These were actually quite fun to make, and the other 3 seemed to enjoy them! I tried to research the best way to make these last year and actually found it quite difficult so hopefully this will help any of you looking for something different this year.
I started out using these build yourself boxes. The first one was a little difficult to figure out but once I got the hang of it it was fine! I also bought 3 sets of the Smarties Santa and 2 Reindeer from a local supermarket and a box of 8 candy canes from the nearby Poundland. These were then stuck together and attached to the box as seen above. Of course, you can use any chocolate Santas or reindeer however these suited my student budget the best!
It was then time to think about what to put in the sleighs. I knew I wanted some sort of card game per person as these would fit perfectly in the boxes and they were great for killing time between courses! As typical students, I went with drinking game cards such as Fuzzy Duck, Blotto, Gargle and Legless from Hawkins Bazaar. These cost approximately £3 a set and were definitely worth the money! I then filled around this game with sweets, including a “sack” of coins – chocolate coins!
Overall, I would say I spent around £10 per Santa sleigh however it was definitely money well spent as we had great fun with the games and still play them on occasion! If you don’t want to have to think about sweets, a simple and cheap solution is to buy a tin of quality streets or celebrations and fill the sleighs with these.
Hope you find this helpful! Only 16 sleeps left!
Considering taking part in Blogmas this year? Purchase my ebook – The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Blogmas! [AD] – for everything from content suggestions to planning help, to tips on promoting once you’ve clicked publish!