maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-04In a recent post I already told you about Santa Clause’s big brother, Sinterklaas, who’s responsible for even more December-festivities in The Netherlands!
Today we’ll be celebrating “Sinterklaas” with our extended family, some 10 people. Not the traditional way though, no we’ll be playing the so called “dobbelspel”, a bit of a silly, but fun party game.
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-24The essence of this “dobbelspel”: every participant buys 2 little presents (€ 5,– max), and they’re put on a big pile. Then the rolling of the dice can start. As soon as all – still wrapped – presents are divided over the number of people present, the real game starts. Every number on the dice (1 – 6) is connected to a certain action (like: everyone has to give his/her presents to the person left of him/her, give someone else’s present to another person, etc, etc). I’m sure it’s going to be pretty hilarious …..
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-36Gearing up to our “Sinterklaas”-gathering, I’ve kind of all gone out in the crochet/diy department, and I’ve truly enjoyed doing so!
This might be somewhat less interesting for you lovely non-Dutch readers, but I’m sure your creative brain can think “X-mas” when seeing my “Sinterklaas”-projects ;).

First, I made a “Welcome Sinterklaas”-wreath, and I have just hung it on our front door. Inspiration was this pattern on Wolplein. I covered the wreath with some jute fabric, that I cut into strips, added the moon, some “pepernoten” and heart candy: oh….. I really love how it turned out!
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-32maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-01Next up: “Sinterklaas”-votives ….. cut-outs, printables found here, here and here: fun!
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-27 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-30 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-14A “pepernoten”-wreath was constructed as well (tutorial by Janneke/JipbyJan, to be found here). As an added bonus my workspace smells soooo good ……
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-02 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-06No proper “Sinterklaas”-holiday without sweets! Using this easy tutorial on (Babbe Bora’s very inspirational blog) I made white chocolate with sugared puffed rice, and a very special “Sinterklaas” Rocky Road (tutorial – in Dutch – here, for Rocky Road tutorials in English, click here).
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-31 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-18 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-28 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-21Last but not least, I just finished baking some cake-presents …..
Just bake a simple poundcake, cut it in little squares and rectangles, decorate with fondant – simple but effective.
maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-35 maRRose - CCC --- Sinterklaas-34Happy “Sinterklaas” to everyone who’s celebrating this fun holiday as well!
Marianne xx

12 thoughts on “Sinterklaas

  1. Wat ziet het er allemaal leuk uit! Die kransen zijn geweldig ook, eens kijken of ik ook nog snel zoiets kan freubelen! x Heleen

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