6 Steps To Creating The Perfect Holiday Fort
The holidays are a magical time for children. What better way to celebrate this magical time than with Fort Magic! We have put together a guide for you this holiday season to help you construct that perfect holiday fort.
Brainstorm Your Ideas
Get the whole family together for this one! See what new ideas you can come up with as a family. How do you want your fort to look? Should it have a Christmas tree or be decorated with festive lights?
Another great idea is to come up with a holiday theme for your fort. Do you have a movie that you traditionally watch together as a family during the holidays? Or, do you have a book that you read together every year? You can base your fort ideas on these traditional favorites.
Choose Your Design
After the family brainstorming session, get to work on building your fort. You can pick from our fort designs if we have something that will go with your theme. If you are going to host a family movie night in your fort, make sure you pick a design with plenty of room.
One design that we like is the Playhouse. This versatile and simple design can be altered to go with any theme. And, of course, it provides plenty of room for all your holiday decor!
Construct Your Holiday Fort
Naturally, the engineers will take over with the structural design to build a fort that won’t collapse. Then, the natural designers will come in with the perfect, coordinating fabrics for the exterior. One of the most loved features of our kits is the fabric clips.
These special clips make it so you can use any material for your fort. If you are having trouble finding fabric, you can even use the sheets off your bed since the clips won’t damage the material.
Decorate Your Fort
Of course, we think a sheer material will be the most magical, especially when combined with the warm glow of holiday lights. You can even get a small kid-sized tree for the inside of your fort. They make special miniature ornaments and small candy canes you can decorate it with. Or, you can make your own special ornaments for your holiday fort tree!
You can also have fun making your own paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling and the inside of your fort. Use fishing line to hang your snowflakes to make your fort more magical. Don’t forget to toss in your fluffy pillows and cozy blankets when you are done decorating.
Gather Your Themed Snacks
This is our favorite part. Gather your food! You can make it really fun for the kids by creating snacks that go with the theme of your movie.
Or, you can bring in the old reliables such as hot cocoa, hot cider, popcorn, candy canes, and gingerbread cookies. The Playhouse fort is big enough that you can even set up a table in there for all your food. Are you starting to smell spiced cider yet? We know we are!
Enjoy Your Themed Books in Your New Fort
This will take some planning beforehand if you want a themed night. You will have to plan ahead to get your books from the library if you don’t have them. This is where the fun begins as you read stories to your kids from your favorite books while munching on your snacks.
If you are going with a themed movie night instead, make sure one to leave one side of your fort open to view the movie screen. Cuddle up with your soft blankets, overstuffed pillows, favorite stuffy, and get ready the magic of the holidays!
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