Baby Santa’s Winter Wonderland! … DIY Home Transformation for our Baby’s First Christmas!

Baby Santa’s Winter Wonderland! … DIY Home Transformation for our Baby’s First Christmas!


Hello all!
 
I’ve finally managed to find some time to put together a few bits from Arjun’s first Christmas. 
As a part time event planner and the lead for employee engagement at work, since being on maternity leave, I’ve really missed organising and planning events. Its my forte! So naturally, I need any excuse to throw together a party and what better excuse than Arjun’s first Christmas! We made a small fuss on Halloween and we weren’t going to fall short on Christmas! Especially with all the temptation of cute decor surrounding you at every store! 


We started Christmas Eve off  by wearing matching Pyjamas to bed.  I thought this was a cute idea and they were cheap and cheerful from amazon and made for great family pictures when opening presents the next morning. We spent £27 on two pairs of pyjamas and Arjun’s sleepsuit. We went for a vibrant Christmas tree print and surprisingly the quality wasn’t bad!: 

Mummy Arjy Christmas morning selfie!

I decorated the living room with personalised stockings, a homemade sleigh (my husband is the handy man!) snow and scene setters to name a few bits. We spent about £180 in total to transform our living room in to a mini Winter Wonderland and putting the decor up probably took about 6/7 hours with my sister on hand to help with Arjun! 
  • Personalised stockings: £15 in from eBay
  • Sleigh: homemade, material cost approx £30
  • Snow for 50 ft roll : £19 on eBay 
  • Scene setters: £52 in total on eBay 
  • Light up houses and ornaments: £40 in total from eBay, PoundLand and a Christmas pop up shop
  • Snowman and reindeer plush: £20 for two from Pound Stretcher 
 Here are a few pictures of the decor: 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Arjun in his homemade sleigh x
I absolutely love how my living room looks, completely transformed!


On the day, we were joined by my family and Preetam’s family.  We thought it would be great fun to get everyone dressed in themed outfits.  We went with the following:
  • A baby Santa: £15 from Mothercare. This outfit was brilliant quality though he did get warm quite quick.  The boots look so real and I love the fact that its one piece.
  • Santa: £22 from eBay
  • Mrs. Claus: approx £10 for materials and homemade by my mother in law 🙂
  • Rudolph: £15 from eBay
  • Elves: £15 each from PartyDelights.com
  • Snowman: £16 from amazon
  • Gingerbread man: £23 from eBay
  • Christmas pudding: £26 from Debenhams
  • Penguin: £14 from eBay
Everyone was more than happy to participate and we had such a great laugh! Arjun was also super amused by the large animated characters around him!


A family picture in our outfits using a selfie stick (I’m pretty sure every household had at least one person that was gifted one of these!):

  

A few other pictures of Arjun with his loved ones:

Arjun with Mummy and Daddy x
Arjun with his Grandparents x
Arjun with his aunts and uncle x
I love keeping our visitors entertained when hosting a function so I organised some Christmas games for us to all play including:
  • One handed present wrapping in pairs.
  • Tree construction – everyone had 60 seconds to construct a christmas tree using a piece of card and their hands behind their back. 
  • Pin the nose on the Rudolph – which Arjun also got to participate in!
  • And Bauble swap – where teams competed in swapping sparkly baubles from one tin with plain baubles from another. 
 
It was great fun and I got some novelty prizes to hand out to the winners including socks, mugs, pen keyrings, and Christmas playing cards.
Arjun spent the day in a complete bubble totally excited that he was surrounded by all his family. He spent a lot of his day unwrapping presents and was often more interested in the printed wrapping paper over the gifts! His favourite toy of the day was his Mini Cooper S car gifted to him by his uncle which he was fascinated by – something which moves faster than mummy! He is definitely an adrenaline junkie like his daddy!

 

Arjun in his new ride
We are yet to buy a dining table (once our extension is complete) so we done with a make shift table this year.  


I purchased our table wear decor from the following: 
  • Santa chair covers: £16 for 12 chair covers from eBay
  • Santa cutlery holder: £8 for 12 from eBay. These were super cute and everyone was wow’d by them. 
  • Felt placemats: £16 for 12 from amazon.  I especially liked these as they were large. 
 
I decorated Arjun’s high chair with the same bits that I did the main table and he had his own Christmas lunch consisting of mashed potatoes, carrots and parsnips 🙂


We had a full vegetarian feast consisting of: 

  • A vegetable pie: consisting of broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, leak, potato and cheese
  • Macaroni cheese
  • Soy’key: a Quorn roast prepared with garlic and herbs the night before and cooked on the day.
  • Roasted carrots and parsnips: with garlic and rosemary
  • Creamed cabbage
  • Roast potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Peas and Brussels sprouts
Homemade desserts:
  • Banoffee pie
  • Apple crumble
  • Bread and butter pudding
We were absolutely stuffed after our feast!
We had a fabulous Christmas and we hope you did too! 
 
Thanks for reading! 🙂 
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  1. 1
    Renu Dhanjal

    Hi 🙂
    I just came across your blog and I love it! The winter wonderland is the best thing I have ever seen!!
    I’m not a mummy yet but when I am, I hope I can create as many wonderful memories for my little ones as you are doing for your adorable son!
    Wishing you all the best x Renu Dhanjal x

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    Harps Kaur

    Hey Renu! Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 Being a mum is so much fun – I get to live my inner kid through him hehe! You’ll have lots of fun when embarking on the journey of motherhood too 🙂 x

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    Harps

    Haha! I’m already stressing about that! It’ll probably just be a repeat of last year 🙈 Thank you! I’ll Defo be linking up again x

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