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I threw a Happy Birthday Jesus party for our homeschool co-op class last week.  This is a party that I usually plan every year.  It varies from year to year and sometimes I have it at my house.  This year we blew up lots of balloons….sang Happy Birthday Jesus…..we made “gospels granolas”  and studied the different symbol meanings of Christmas.  I made this cake and it turned out really, really well.  I have done several versions and this is my favorite!  We had hats, steamers, horns, hot chocolate with candy cane stirrers and the cake.  It was such a great birthday party!  Here is the recipe for the cake:

A Birthday Cake for Jesus

From The Rush’d Lady

Birthday Cake for Jesus

1 chocolate cake mix

1 white cake mix

white frosting

yellow, red, & green liquid food coloring

2 (8 or 9 inch) round cake pans

large red candle taper

box of small birthday candlesMix and bake chocolate cake mix according to box directions. Cool & flip out both. Wrap 1 layer and freeze for later use.

Mix white cake according to box directions. Divide batter in half. Put several drops of red food coloring in one half and mix to desired shade. Pour in one round cake pan. In the other half of batter, drop in green food color & mix. Put in other cake pan. Bake, cool, & pop out. Stack first chocolate layer, frost with white frosting, next red layer, frost, and last green layer. Frost whole cake with white frosting. Decorate.

To Decorate Jesus Birthday Cake

Red & yellow food coloring or

plastic decorations or

stencils & red and yellow piping gelCake is round = because Jesus was born into a world that is round.

1st layer of cake = is brown for our sins.

2nd layer = is red for Jesus’ blood shed for our sins.

3rd layer = is green for life = ours in our new heart.

Frosting is white = stands for Jesus’ purity & righteousness.

Border of Hearts around cake sides = represents each one of us standing as witnesses for Jesus around the world.

Gold Star in middle of cake top = star of Bethlehem = led wise men to Jesus. Star is 6 pointed =Star of David = Jewish nation in which Jesus is born.

Yellow border around Star = Grace of God encircles us.

Big Red candle in middle of star of David is Jesus.

Light candle then read Christmas story out of Bible. Light each person’s small candles out of Jesus’ candle & carefully stick in cake. Let our lights shine before men! Sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Take photographs for scrapbooks.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

~The Rush’d Lady

http://oldfashionedliving.com/holidays/cmascake.html

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The anticipation of Christmas is the most fun!  Going along with my “list making and idea planning” in my 101 in 1001 days.  I am going to write out a list of all the things I would like to do this Christmas season.  Starting November 30 – Jan 6.  This list is in random order.

1.  Put the Christmas lights on the tree before we decorate it together!

2 Put Christmas lights up outside.

3. Wrap all the Christmas books up and let the girls open one everyday to read before Christmas.

4. Have a Christmas color day where everything is Red and Green. 

5. Make granola gospels.

6. Throw a “Happy Birthday Jesus” party.

7. Memorize Luke 2: 1-14.

8. Read through Handel’s Messiah Family Advent Reader.

9. Send Christmas Cards with Christmas picture.

10. Feed the birds…Make bird food….string cranberries and popcorn and hang outside on trees.  Read Eve Bunting’s The Night Tree.

11. Take husband out to dinner and to Laminaria Event at Botanical Gardens.

12. Make Friendship tea mix.  What could use instead of Tang?  Let me check at Whole Foods for some alternative! 😉

13. Decorate Gingerbread House.

14. Make reindeer food to spread on lawn.

15. Study six names of Jesus.

16. Take someone a “meal in a basket”.

17. Operation Christmas Child

18.  Read Jotham’s Journey.

19. bake cookies and ice with confectioners sugar icing.

20. Go to Night in Bethlehem at a church.

21. Go to Candle light Handel’s Messiah at Phoenix Symphony.(purchased tickets :))

22. Go to Christmas lights walk through neighborhood.

23. Do family service project.

24. Get a picture with Santa...

25. Go on hotel date with hubby…

26. Ride around and look at Christmas lights

27. Have a hot chocolate night and watch Christmas movie..

28. Make Starbucks cranberry bliss bars.

29. Listen to Christmas music..Add Christmas music to playlist

30. Attend Christmas Eve service.

31. Zoo lights

32. Go to the movies (Christmas Carol)

33. Go to the town Christmas parade.(missed this again this year….)

34. Go to Hometown Christmas at library. (missed this again this year!:()

35. Make Hershey Kiss advent calendar.  Lisa Welchel’s Adventures in Christmas has some great ideas.

36.  Kiss hubby underneath the mistletoe! 😉

37.  Make and take gifts to neighbors.  Maybe the Friendship tea this year or Hot Chocolate mix.

38. Plan and buy the Christmas outfits.

39. Grow an Amaryllis. (force bulb)

40. Put out the Nativity and the lumanaries Christmas Eve.

41. Make snowman soup and deliver as gifts.

42.  Start a new tradition ….. Elf on the Shelf! :0).  Check this blog out for fun Elf on the Shelf ideas.  Love this ….. so fun!

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