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    Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle with gift giving.  Cyndy Bragg, The Whoopie Queen, is here as Santa’s helper with DIY gifts that will warm the hearts of your friends, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, hostess, and family.

    Holiday Hostess Gift – arrive with Christmas Spirit Cocktail, the best holiday drink evah. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cranberry, OJ, and add vodka for extra holiday spirit.   Arrive with a glass pitcher full of the cocktail, and leave the pitcher behind as a gift.

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    Christmas Spirit Cocktail Recipe (Special thanks to Emily Mazzella for introducing this to me!)

    • 4 cups chilled cranberry juice
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • 2 cups vodka
    • 2 tablespoons of sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Quantro
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

    Girl friend/buddy – Glove Love with embroidery knuckle tattoos. You chose the saying using 4 letter words.  Here’s a list for inspiration – Good Vibe, Good Life, Foxy Lady, Love Life, Kiss Hugs, Good Time, Make Luck, Lady Luck.

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    Neighbor – Birdseed Ornaments to deck out the yard and hear chirps of joy.  Simply add Gelatin to warm water, stir in birdseed until it is thick.  Scoop into an ornament.  Let dry on wax paper for 2-3 days, turning over every day.

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    Family Friends – Root Deer Float Basket.  Everything you need to make root beer deer floats…ice cream, scooper, root beer, mugs, and a candy cane made into a reindeer.

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    Co-worker – Glitterized Energy Jar .  Help your co-workers get through the day with power bars, VIA Starbucks packets, M&M’s, nuts, wipes, whoopie pies, feather boa & tiara comb.  Throw in a gift card and you will be the most beloved person in the office.

    Energy Jar – get glitter from the craft store, Modge Podge, paintbrush, painter’s tape, and glitter adhesive as a finishing spray.

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    Wine Bottles That Shimmer by Hannah Baker – spray paint, spray adhesive, and glitter.  Add a candle or a sprig of holiday berries.

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    For more holiday shenanigans, watch my Pop Up Comedy Tour episode Quest For Xmas Cheer @ http://youtu.be/5G2Iml-t8UM

    Happy Holidays!

    Cyndy Bragg, The Whoopie Queen