The holidays are near and that means it is time to gather together, to celebrate, to eat, drink and indulge! It is all fun, but for a mom with a pretty busy schedule to coordinate, it can be a lot of things to manage!


There are always a few parts of the holidays that I just aim to survive! This year I have a holiday survival kit ready that will get me through the busiest days and most challenging parts of making the holidays magical! I am going to share my must-have survival supplies with you so that you can grab these items for yourself for smoother sailing through the season!

Chocolate with Peppermint

This is the necessity, to fuel me through gift wrapping sessions and movie marathons!


Extra Tape

Stashing an extra roll of tape as holiday survival material has saved my family from many late night supply runs! Who knows… you may need to use it on a relatives mouth at the last minute! Ha!

Drink Mixers

Masters of the Mixers has so many great varieties of drink mixes! My favorites include Bloody Mary, Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, Margarita Mix and lime juice! Keeping these on hand means I can relax with a cocktail, or make a fun mocktail to make the kids feel all grown up!

I love that Master of Mixes non-alcoholic cocktail mixers are sourced from only the freshest fruit from around the world picked at peak ripeness (the mangoes are from India and the strawberries are from California, for example), and the company employs a full-time food scientist who has decades of experience in the cocktail industry creating only the most delicious and high-quality mixers. gift card design

Gift Cards

Now, these are great for a last minute gift fill in for someone you forgot and feel bad about, but also having a few gift cards in my holiday survival stash means that even if I go over budget, we can grab a quick dinner on an especially crazy and stressful day of festivities!

What is in your holiday survival kit? I would love to hear so I can add to mine!

It’s Giveaway Time!

I am excited to announce that I am offering one lucky winner $25 in Master of Mixes non-alcoholic cocktail mixers of your choice. This is perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings, office parties and more. To enter read the information below.

Date: November 28th – December 6th at 11:59 PM EST

Prize: One lucky reader will receive $25 in Master of Mixes product of choice. 

How to enter:

By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed below and on the Entry Form. The winner(s) drawn randomly using, and all winning entries will be verified. The winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per household and is open to residents of the US, 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Life of a Southern Mom is responsible for prize fulfillment. The odds of winning are based on a number of entries received and completed correctly.


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