Megan’s Essential Holiday List

Hey friends! I hope you guys are having a great start to your December! I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA the past few months. Life has been so busy, but I’m back and ready to talk to you all about my favorite time of year, CHRISTMAS!

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One of my favorite Instagram accounts in Mickey’s Premium. Partly because the owner of the account is a talented photographer, partly because her Christmas pictures of Cinderella Castle are GORGEOUS!, and partly because you all know how much I love Disney! This account is beyond magical. If you’re thinking of going to the Disney parks anytime soon, or just want to waste the day away day dreaming about Dole Whips and Space Mountain, Mickey’s Premium is the account you want to follow.

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Christmas parties usually mean having to get dressed up, and sometimes you just don’t feel like it. It’s been a rough day at work, and the last thing you want to do is put on your holiday best to mingle with people. Well the simple solution is at Target! This sweater dress is the perfect party outfit. It’s got glitter, it’s cute, just add a colored pair of tights and you’re set to go!


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Christmas is a time to eat, drink, and be merry! One of my favorite drinks to serve at parties is a homemade sparkling cider. It’s really easy, and can be made in batches so you don’t have to play bartender all night. All you have to do is take three cups of apple juice and add a pinch of cinnamon, then reduce it by half on low to medium low heat. Let that cool. Put a two tablespoons of the apple juice reduction in a glass, and top off with champagne or prosecco. To keep your drinks cold you can freeze fresh cranberries and add those in to each cup as well. The cranberries are optional, but really pretty, and super easy!


Obviously the big event this month is Christmas! I love this time of year because I get to spend time with my family and friends, eat a lot of delicious food, and relax. Christmas has always been so special in my family, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve seen how important it is to spend holidays together with the people you love.


No one does Christmas like Disney! From the decorations on Main Street USA, to the massive Christmas trees at each park, hotel, and Disney Springs, to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, it’s one of the most festive times of year. My favorite part about Christmas at Disney are the Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle! Every night the Castle light up with thousands and thousands of lights, making it the brightest thing you’ll ever see, and it’s beautiful!


Well friends, that’s it for December! If you think I missed something that should have been added to this list, let me know in the comments, or let me know on Twitter! (@megand513)