For years I have wanted to have a Christmas party. But between Thanksgiving, Christmas, two birthdays, class parties, sports and everything else that comes along this most magical time of the year, I never do. So it went on my bucket list and we did it! It was a such a lovely evening spent catching up with so many dear friends and family. What started out as a merry “little” party ended up quite large, with sixty in attendance!! Honey grew up here, we both went to college here, and we have so many friends and neighbors made along the way of our 13 year marriage. It just kept growing and growing and I am so glad it did :-)
The house looked so lovely all lit up with lights and wreaths and ribbons. We lined our sidewalk with candles in mason jars for a little extra cheer.
Mother and Daddy-O literally saved the night, tirelessly helping prepare everything the night before and day of. We carried the chairs out to the garage and set up all of the food in the dining room. We served ham on silver dollar rolls with assorted mustards, twice baked potato casseroles, cocktail meatballs, cheese crackers, fruit veggies, petit fours, and a few other sweets.
Beverages were all in the kitchen… punch, wine, liquor, coffee and hot chocolate. Buckets of beer, water and soft drinks were on the porch.
This set up left the breakfast area, den, living room, porch and even office open for people to mix and mingle.
I still need to share my “after the rose” update on the one room challenge powder room. It got touches of cheery red for the party.
We had more fun that we have in a LONG time, welcoming so many loved ones into our home. My ONE regret is that I don’t have a single picture taken during the party. Mother did take just this one of Honey and I.
We are already thinking we’ll do it again next year – with TONS of pictures to make up for this year. And to think it took a bucket list to finally make it happen!!
Merry Christmas, y’all!