Happiness is Homemade Link Party #407

Merry Christmas to all! Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party. I hope that your Christmas was magical and ever-so-blessed! Our family is so lucky to live in a state where we’ve all moved on from Covid (those at-risk still take precautions if they feel so led), so we celebrated as a family, went to our former church’s candlelight service on Christmas Eve, then drove around looking at Christmas lights while trying to be the first one to finish my free printable Christmas light scavenger hunt. Make sure you pin that post so you can print one and use next year!

Christmas lights scavenger hunt mock-up of all four hunts.

It was so good to be in church on Christmas Eve! Our current church had it’s Christmas Eve service is held extremely early in the day (3pm). Hubby had to work, so we missed that one. Lucky for us, he was able to get off just early enough to make it to our old church. My husband works every day, 10 hours a day, and we have one car. I miss every. single. service. including Sunday and Wednesday nights. Not fellowshipping with other Christians is a huge, huge cost for me, so send all the prayers this way! And, hey, if you live near me, come and pick me up for church lol!

This Week on the Blog

I took most of this week off, but I did get a chance to make some free printable New Year’s Eve photobooth props that you can use in your DIY photobooth! Make sure you pin and share them on your social media so you can find them and use them next year too!

New Year's Eve photobooth props mockup.

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On to the Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Merry Christmas! Hi, I’m Mel from Decor Craft Design, and I’m your co-host for this December 2021. Before we start our weekly party, let’s enjoy all of this week’s last minute Christmas features. I hope it will help you for next year’s last-minute Christmas because it’s already Christmas this year! From Christmas recipes and DIYs to Christmas decor; all are fantastic Christmas inspiration. I hope to see some New Year’s posts this week. I was hoping to see some last week, but I guess everyone was excited about Christmas. So, link up and share your ideas too.


Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns was sweet enough to share these 9 sweet treats for Christmas! You can serve these quickly and easily, as last-minute desserts. Check out the recipes.

No-bake christmas treats collage that is a feature on Happiness is Homemade Link Party.

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Cocktails

Wow, 25 cocktails for the holidays?! How generous! That’s practically a different cocktail almost every day during the holiday season, and they all look fabulous! So, visit Ann’s Entitled Life and keep those recipes.

A collage of 8 holiday cocktails which is a feature for Happiness is Homemade Link Party.

Last Minute Christmas Ideas

As usual, Shelley from Calypso in the Country is full of ideas. This time she shared several last-minute Christmas ideas ranging from decorating to preparing gifts.

Red ornaments in star on coffee table - last minute Christmas ideas which is a feature on Happiness is Homemade Link Party.


This Nutcracker craft is perfect for you and your kids to spend time doing together. Find out the complete tutorial from Melissa on Everyday Savvy.

two nutcracker craft puppets on green and blue background

Niki’s Feature

I have some New Year’s resolutions that I hope to stick to this year, and I’m sure you do too! I need to clear out some space for sure, a task I started before Christmas to make some room for the new items my son would be getting. Now I just need to continue that practice, lol. Melissa from Everday Savvy shared a great post on how to de-clutter your home in 15 minutes a day and included a free printable to help you keep up with what you need to do. How sweet, right?! Fifteen minutes a day is something most of us can manage. Head over and print it for yourself.

Make sure you follow me via email or on social media because I will be sharing lots of free printables for a variety of New Year’s resolutions over the next week (including cleaning)!

Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!  Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit! Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

Would you like to be a part of Happiness Is Homemade? We are looking for hostesses to join our team. If you are interested, please email any one of the Happiness Is Homemade hostesses and let them know. We would love to have you join our party!

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Traffic Jam Weekend took a week off for Christmas, but we will be back this Thursday. Hope to see you there!

One thought on “Happiness is Homemade Link Party #407

  1. Niki,
    Merry Christmas!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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