As discussed on Instagram a few weeks ago, last night was our “Christmas Open House”. The boys always look forward to a season of parties, events and friends AND all of the yummy food that comes with it. When I brainstormed ways to keep the magic in this weird Christmas season, I knew I wanted to recreate some sort of “fancy” party for them. This would be a lot of fun to recreate on New Years Eve too!
To keep things super easy, the open house took the form of a bunch of Trader Joe’s appetizers on Christmas china. :-) While I wanted to have a party, I didn’t want to work all day for it. We had festive napkins, crystal drinkware, holiday music, candles and the lot.
If you’re curious, the feta with caramelized onion bites were the fan favorite. They were a go-to pre-pandemic. The brie in croute needed some raspberry or something, I think. The pimento cheese bites were delicious with a little pepper jelly. They boys love the pastry pups every day of the year. Next time I wouldn’t do soooo many things wrapped up in pastry. But, I’m hoping “next time” will be a REAL holiday party!
I told the family to come by and mingle between 6 – 7 PM. In my dreams they would have all dressed up cutely, but I know that’s not fun for them. Instead, I told them to come in an outfit that means Christmas to them. I wore my Minnie Mouse Christmas jammies (because if any outfit screams Christmas 2020 it’s PJs). Whit came dressed in green from head to toe like a Christmas tree. Honey came business on top, party on the bottom, a la all of his virtual office holiday parties this year. John came with no shirt looking like he had just rolled out of bed. Also accurate for Christmas 2020. I didn’t torment them with pictures, but I took a few in my mind’s eye. As strange as this year has been, I treasure the time I had with them. All of them. <3
We also enjoyed a hopeful, magical, incredible view of the Christmas Star last night.
Three more sleeps to Christmas!
Dixie Delights Classic Christmas Home Tour 2020
video tour | exterior + entry | living room + office
den + powder room | kitchen, dining + mudroom
master + kids bedrooms | porch + pool
Christmas Decor Shopping List
Remote Tree Switch | Monogram Guest Towels | Magic Light Wand
Balsam & Cedar Candle | North Pole Pillow
1″ Red Velvet Ribbon | 3″ Double Face Satin Red Ribbon
Record Player | Elf soundtrack vinyl
Holiday DIY Video Series
How to Make Christmas Bows | How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet | Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow
Other Holiday DIY
2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths | Paper Bow DIY
Painted Lamp Shades | Reindeer Kid Art
All Holiday & Seasonal Decor | All things Christmas
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED