Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Party!

This past Saturday, we had our 3rd annual Christmas party at our house and it was so much fun! I just wanted to share some of the details and pictures with you today. I'll post all of the new recipes soon :) I had a lot of fun preparing for this party. I have enjoyed decorating our house for the holidays and this was just another excuse to put up even more decorations.

I added a wreath to the inside of our bay window in the kitchen last week. I made this wreath out of the extra branches from our Christmas tree. It was a thrifty addition but I like how it brings more decorations into the kitchen.

I also updated our kitchen chalkboard to say Merry Christmas!

Then, I made Darcy a Christmas bow tie to wear to the party. I made this with a little bit of fabric that I got from JoAnn's and it was so easy to make. It slipped around one of his old collars and he actually liked wearing it!

I made a lot of food for the party and we were pretty surprised that everyone managed to eat almost everything! A lot of these things went over really well, here's what we had:

Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
Mushroom and Asparagus Tarts
Veggie Tray

Petit Fours
Pecan Sandies
Christmas Cookies

Specialty Drinks
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Cherry Limeade Jello Shots

I made drink stirrers for the cocktails with straws I ordered online from Garnish and little flags that I printed.  These were really easy to make and so fun at the party.

I made Christmas colored jello shots for this party too! My lemon drop jello shots are always a hit, but I decided to make cherry limeade jello shots for this, since they're red and green. These were sweet and sour, but not too strong!
Cherry Limeade Jello Shots
One of the drink stations
Some of the food
Modeling the champagne cocktails
Me and Darcy in front of the Christmas tree
Santa Hat Brownies
It was a really great party with lots of food, drinks and fun with friends! We played Dirty Santa as usual and it was fun as always!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season and have a Merry Christmas!


  1. Such a wonderful party with lots of delicious food and drinks! Best one so far!

  2. Your parties always look so fun! I wish I lived closer to you ;) All of the food, drinks, decor, and Darcy's bow tie looked amazing! :) Glad y'all had a great time!

  3. This party looks like all my favorite Pinterest items rolled into one!

  4. Looks like an awesome party!! The "Merry Christmas" chalkboard & fun straws were perfect touches!

  5. Ok, girlie I just hosted a party over the weekend (Game night) and it was so fun.. I enjoyed making all the appetizers for it but was it all took so much time to prepare. I see you like to entertain too and was wondering if you typically make everything the day of or make some stuff earlier in the week?

    I'm just trying to make life (and hosting) a little less stressful.. and more fun!

    1. I usually try to make a list of all of the things I'm going to make and then see what I can do at least a day in advance.

      I also try to have all of my serveware and decorations ready by the day before too... so all I have to do is cook or get things together and then do the finishing touches ;)


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