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Baby’s First Christmas: Create Your Own Baby Mistletoe Footprints!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are nearly upon us here in the metro area (have you started decorating for Christmas yet?!). Liz, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team, has gotten a head start on her holiday fun with her sweet little one and put together a fabulous Baby Mistletoe Keepsake tutorial for you to create your very own masterpieces at home. Bonus: These make GREAT gifts for grandparents and will be cherished for many years to come. Take a look…

mistletoe footprint keepsake

Baby’s First Christmas: Create Your Own Baby Mistletoe Footprints!

mistletoe keepsake footprints
Those little footprints do not last for long so this holiday season get the craft paint out for the perfect holiday keepsake. Capture those little baby toes as little “mistletoes”!


  • White canvas, your choice for the size
  • Green and Red craft or acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Baby Wipes
  • An extra set of hands
  • Extra embellishments: Glitter, Christmas bows, mini jingle bells,

Directions: Have one person hold the little babe while the other paints a foot using the foam brush. I personally do one foot at a time so you don’t have to worry about a kicking baby getting paint all over you. Have the canvas on a flat surface and press the foot down. Clean the first foot up with the baby wipes then paint foot number two and press down on the canvas.  Make sure that you stagger the feet a bit apart. You have your mistletoes!

mistletoe keepsake footprints

Here are a few ideas on how to decorate and personalize your baby’s mistletoe’s!

  • With red paint carefully paint bows using a thin brush.
  • Write “Mistletoes” below the feet.
  • Embellish with an actual bow instead of paint, faux holly leaves and cherries or jingle bells.
  • Decorate around the mistletoe with Christmas colored paint using the toilet paper cardboard for circle rings or circle shaped foam brushes.
  • If you are nervous about your writing out “Mistletoe” with your own handwriting in paint, use glitter stickers!
  • Finish off with writing your child’s name and the year.

mistletoe keepsake footprints

This is a for sure way to capture a special moment that will last forever. Even with the messy little feet, you are sure to have some fun and lasting memories with your little one.

From iFamily to Yours,


Thanksgiving Dinner Dine In and Take Out Options in KC

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and the bustle of the holiday is rearing its giant turkey head. As many of the population are out shopping for their perfect meal, some of us don’t have the time, space or energy to prepare a meal with our busy lives. Fortunately, there are several restaurants in the area that are opening their doors for the likes of us on this Thanksgiving November 23, 2017.  Ruth, from our iFamily Mom & Dad Squad, has taken some time to seek out some options in the area to save you some time and searching!  Take a look…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Places to Eat

Seasons 52

340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112

Advertises a traditional meal including traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes, and mini pumpkin pies. Prices are not available yet but you can call (816) 531-0052 for details and reservations.

McCormick and Schmicks 

448 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO 64112

Advertises a roasted turkey dinner along with the standard menu. You can call (816) 531-6800 for a reservation.


201 N. Main, Independence, MO 64050

Advertises Thanksgiving Day buffet, 10:30am-4pm.Adults, $25, children $12. You can call 816.461.4525 for reservations.

J Gilberts

8901 Metcalf Overland Park , KS 66212

Offers a four course meal from 11am-7pm. You can call (913)642-8070 to make a reservation and details.

Grand Street Café 

8815 Renner Rd., Lenexa, KS; and 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO

Advertising a delicious Thanksgiving dinner buffet from 12pm-4pm complete with turkey, ham and even Prime Rib! Sides include, sweet potatoes, garlic whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, honey glazed carrots, sugar snap peas, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing a variety of salads and desserts. Yum! Pricing is listed as $27.95 for adults while children are $12.95 for ages 10 and under. To make a reservation you can call Lenexa: 913-601-3500  or Kansas City: 816-516-8000.


4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS

8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Offering a buffet with a unique pricing plan per child. Children under 12 are 99 cents plus their age and adults are $27.99 for the full buffet. Reservations are required by calling, Fairway, KS (913-262-8500) and Overland Park, KS (913-499-0135).

June’s Cottage

614 Pottawatomie Street Leavenworth KS 66048

Offers a full Thanksgiving dinner buffet with a variety of traditional and unique items to choose from. Beverages include sodas, tea, water and a yummy champagne fountain. Adult Buffet is $21.99, children’s pricing is based on age. This buffet is delicious, I might add! Specific details have not been shared yet but you can call them make a reservation at 913-651-7000.

Take out



4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS

8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

You can order in advance a selection of fully cooked sides to pick-up and heated at home to compliment your prepared turkey. Items available are stuffing, yams, and cranberry fruit salad by the half gallon ($12.99) or gallon ($22.99).


Locations in Kansas and Missouri

You can pre-order a holiday meal pack with option to serve 4-20 guests. You can choose from turkey, ham or prime rib dinners with as many choices of sides that you need to feed your party.

Mcgonigals Market

1307 W. 79th St. KC, MO 66227

Offering a healthier option with turkeys that are minimally processed with no additives or preservatives added at the time of processing. You can order a whole turkey, sliced turkey or even order the entire meal with all the trimmings! Pick up is either Nov. 21 or 22 and your meal will be ready and packaged for reheating at home. Meals can be prepared for anywhere from 4-14 people based upon the options that you choose.

Bob Evan’s 

You can order online and choose from three different feasts turkey and ham, turkey or ham. Each feast serves 4-8 people and comes with a few traditional sides. Ordering options and prices are based upon location.

Keep an eye out for other options that pop up during the next couple weeks and be sure to get your reservations in early!


From iFamily to Yours,