Christmas Eve Surprise + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Christmas Eve Surprise

The following post is sponsored by Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club.
As always, all original ideas and opinions are my own. For more information see my disclosures here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting super stressed out about Christmas. What am I getting ___? Who do we still need to make plans with? What time do we need to be at ___?  So when Dollar Tree asked me to check out some of their holiday craft tutorials, I couldn’t say no. Who doesn’t love relaxing and doing crafts during the holidays?! When it seems like I don’t have a minute to myself, making the time to put together something special needs to happen. 

I headed over to the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club to search for a tutorial that I could do quickly and inexpensively. The club is full of crafts, recipes, décor and frugal fun ideas that can all be created with Dollar Tree products (which are all $1 each!). 

After perusing ideas for a while, I decided to put together a Christmas Eve Surprise that Bryan and I can enjoy together on Christmas Eve night. After the hustle and bustle of shopping and visiting family, it will be nice to sit down and just relax before Christmas day activities. (Note: this obviously couldn’t be a true surprise since Bryan reads the blog, but he probably won’t remember this anyway).  

Christmas Eve Surprise

For my Christmas Eve Surprise, I decided to go with the theme of movie night in. I have so many favorite Christmas movies, but I’m unsure which one we’ll watch. Maybe The Holiday, A Charlie Brown Christmas or Jingle All the Way. All three are so good! To go along with the movie, I picked up a few items from Dollar Tree.

Let’s take a look inside, shall we?! 



1. Popcorn: obviously a movie night necessity. The more butter the better, in my opinion. 

2. Popcorn bins: How cute are these little popcorn bins from Dollar Tree? You get two in a pack for only a $1! Now Bryan can’t complain that I’m eating all his popcorn.

3. Hot Chocolate: Since I’ll be drinking a lot of wine and cocktails on Christmas day, I wanted to be low key on Christmas Eve. Hot chocolate is always a favorite in our house. 

4. Candy: I picked up Cookies n Cream Bites, Mike And Ike, and Buncha Crunch. If these aren’t your favorites, Dollar Tree has so many other options for you to pick from. 


This is just one idea that works for me and Bryan, but you can get other family friendly Christmas Eve surprise gifts on the Value Seekers Club website. 

Now for the reason you probably came over to this post anyway… a $50 gift card to Dollar Tree! Be sure to sign up for Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club and fill out the form below to enter.

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  1. December 9, 2014 / 8:50 am

    I like the sleigh cupcakes

  2. Jess Raspa
    December 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    The New Years Eve Countdown idea is super cute – I’m definitely going to look into doing it for this year!

  3. Nicole Dz
    December 9, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I would love to try out the snowflake candles from the value seekers club. Great for a center piece.

  4. Heather S
    December 9, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    I’d love to try the sleigh cupcakes!

  5. December 9, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    What a fun thing to do! The holiday’s are so busy, it’s important to remember to spend quality time with the one’s closet to you.

  6. Mami2jcn
    December 9, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    I like the snowflake candles.

  7. Allison
    December 9, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    Snowflake candles!!

  8. iamalighthouse
    December 9, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    The snowflake candles are pretty!

  9. frenchmaman
    December 10, 2014 / 1:32 am

    I like the “edible” chocolate Christmas trees. So will my boys!

  10. Heather Hayes Panjon
    December 10, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    I’d Love To Try The Snowflake Candles!

  11. Jinger
    December 10, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    I love the Glowing Snowman Magnets…I am totally making those tomorrow!

  12. Paula
    December 11, 2014 / 7:56 am

    I love the candy cane sleighs. They’d make great individual dessert plates.

  13. December 11, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I am really excited about the shower curtain wreaths! I hope I still have my old ones!

  14. Cindy
    December 13, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I like the Reindeer Treat Bags.

  15. Ashley
    December 15, 2014 / 8:31 am

    I like the sleigh cupcakes!

  16. ella
    December 15, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    I like the snowflake candles! Cute and festive.

  17. Crystal Rose
    December 15, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I like the snowflake candles.

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