The grandmother (to 2-year-old Prince George and 6-month-old Princess Charlotte) has revealed a few of her favorite Christmas crafts, offering a glimpse into how her royal grandchildren could be spending the holiday season.
“Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year,” Middleton writes in the latest edition of Homemaker magazine. “We’re all busy planning festive parties and get-togethers, but taking time to choose and make those all-important festive touches is a must.”
She also reminded new parents – like daughter and son-in-law Kate and Will – that even though their children (especially 7-month-old Princess Charlotte) won’t remember the holiday, it’ll be a special moment for the family.
“Relax and enjoy baby’s first Christmas,” Carole wrote in a column for Baby London magazine. “They won’t remember it, but you’ll have fond memories.”
High on Middleton’s list is a “Paper-and-String Sew Your Own Christmas Garland,” which she says is perfect for “young helpers to personalize.”
And Prince William and Kate should be prepared for their country home of Anmer Hall to be covered in “confetti,” “glitter” and “glitzy ribbon,” as Middleton lays out instructions for how to create a “Confetti Balloon Kit” that’s “perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.”
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Little George should prepare to roll up his sleeves for some baking with the “Very Merry Cupcake Set” – as Middleton says, “All children love to bake.”
Middleton also suggests golden table lights are “a must-have for all the best-dressed dining tables this Christmas” – and recommends “weaving them through a Christmas wreath for a centerpiece.”
And her top tip for Christmas is a “Nutcracker Calendar” that turns the traditional English advent calendar into a pretty charm bracelet.
“This is such a brilliant twist. Each tiny draw is filled with a delicate charm that together make up a charm bracelet. Make sure you keep the trinket box for decoration – it’s a beautiful keepsake,” writes Middleton, who made her fortune as the co-owner (with her husband Michael) of Party Pieces in the U.K.
With two little ones sharing in the holiday celebrations this year, it’s bound to be a very merry Christmas for the young royal family. Last year, Will and Kate spent the holidays at Anmer Hall with Kate’s family, including siblings Pippa and James.
And baby Charlotte could expect a visit to Santa this year as big brother George got a pre-Christmas treat when he was taken to see the man in red in Thusford, Norfolk, last season.