Welcome To December; How To Create A Fun Christmas

 Happy December Guys
Happy New Month Dearies!
I couldn't wait to sit with a computer and start typing December greetings. This is my favourite month this year, every year, maybe cos of the weather, maybe cos of the festive season or just the Resting and enjoyment and meeting of friends and families one hasn't seen in a while and having enoug people around to practice and enjoy all the Nigerian food recipes on wives connection kitchen.

My best part of the year has always been December. Sorry for me, like a child, I still look forward to Christmas celebration, baking Christmas cakes for my family with many hands doing little work cos then it's a full house especially at the village where we bake cakes without an oven, Staying awake on Christmas eve and eating all the edibles and drinkables while waiting for 12 midnight to scream "merry christmas!" and decorating the tree with the kids, yes! I still do that.

Before it's Christmas, I always always promise myself that I won't interfere, I tell the children that Christmas tree decoration is their business, BUT, as soon as the tree is brought down, I can't leave them alone o. They beg and remind me of my promise but for where? I just can't sit and watch them mix up colours anyhow or hang without paying particular attention to details and beauty. I know it kinda ruins their fun but Eya must take part in that fun. I try hard not to join them, roam around, watching their busy little hands and before you say jack, mummy is already hanging some bells and asking to help with decorating parts above their height. Wish I can outgrow that.

Today is December 1 and it feels like Christmas already with everyone wishing happy new month and smiling like Christmas day. I pray this year won't be different for my family and yours too. May we truly enjoy this Christmas and tell ourselves that it is the best yet.

parents, let's not forget that giving the family a memorable Christmas does not happen by magic, we have to plan ahead. Get the tree ahead of time for the kids to have fun decorating, they love it. ...If you don't have one yet, these things are very expensive so, one needs to plan ahead.

Plan to get the family a yummy cake if you can't bake. I learnt to bake and decorate from you guys who posted cake recipes on the blog and yes, plus delicious cake recipes in cookbooks and Online, I now make very good assorted cakes for the kids and it's fun especially now that I got a mixer so we don't have to take turns mixing or folding in *I know a mixer is no news but, I can't help sharing:)

Plan to give the family a treat;
plan to lodge them somewhere if you are not travelling and can afford it;
plan to surprise family members with Christmas Presents if that has not been your practice;
 Plan to give them any surprise that would make it unforgettable.

Okay, Another thing that
makes me love this season is hampers, who doesn't love these beautiful baskets? I see them in ALL Abuja Supermarkets already, whether the 'wayo' ones with carton under or the 'royal' ones so loaded you burst into singing while unpacking. Not that we get a truck load o, no, even if it's just one basket of items I didn't spend money on, I love it and!!! They only come once, OR maybe there's Easter and Sallah Hampers I don't know about.

I wish us all many many truly loaded hampers, in abundance, so many we give away some and even create rooms for more, type AMEN if you agree (Facebook style) AMEN.

As we celebrate, may we not forget the reason for Christmas; Not all about Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree, BUT the Celebration of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ who was born around this time of the year, in a manger, in Bethlehem.
Happy New Month!

If you got any idea what to do, or how to give the family a fun Christmas, please share...


  1. Olufunmi12/01/2014

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!! *screamingoutmylungs* hehehehehe i love Christmas......cos my parent-in-law spoils me sily. This one am heavy now, MIL and FIL will have me sit with my legs stretched out doing nothing but eating and watching tv. but i plan on cooking them fried rice this yr and getting a Christmas cake and hamper. Oyo here i come!!!! Merry Christmas already people!!!!

    1. Anonymous12/01/2014

      Hi Eya,pls I wld love to know how to make barbecue sause. All I know is I need tomatoes ketch up or m I wtong? Pls share on how t mk it pls. Thnks

    2. It depends on you want. Mine doesn't contain ketchup, it's posted on the blog.

    3. Anonymous12/03/2014

      Where is it posted on d blog? Can't find any link. Besides,u usually post d link to any post. Ur last sentence sounds quite harsh.

    4. I just read my comment now and yes you are right, it sounded harsh. This happens when one tries to type in a hurry summarising what doesn't require summary. I responded in a hurry and tried to be as brief as possible o. Sorry dear, didn't mean to sound that way. Check the links below and if you are not satisfied, let me know, I'll add more links


      You can pound or blend the ingredients. Maybe you try without ketchup first and then add it later for a change and to see which one you enjoyed most.
      See later...

    5. Anonymous12/03/2014

      Kisses. Thank u. Would check n get back t u

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  3. Yeah! Its December again, its also my favourite month of the year and my birth month. I am so happy but at the same time I am not happy. Just missed feelings. I can smell Christmas. I love Christmas, especially the fact that I will travel to my birth town ikorodu to spend the Christmas with my parents and my childhood friends.
    Happy new month to you aunt Eya and to all the wives connection family members. Wishing everyone the best this month.

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  4. Amen! To all your prayers and wishes and I equally wish you and your family same.

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    1. @ Alloy, happy birthday in advance!!!!


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