Quote of the Day:  Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, May your heart be light, from now on our troubles will be out of sight…faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more. Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow…so have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now. Some of my favorite lyrics from my favorite holiday song. It was one of the sing-a-long songs at our holiday party.

I’ll have to admit I was a bit anxious about throwing a holiday party. I’ve never done one before. I have way too much clutter. I worry about details, then forget about important ones. I had more excuses, but with help from dear friend Krista, sister Joy, and the Biker Chef I couldn’t resist opening my home to the merriment. All I made was the fruit pizza and veggie dip. Krista brought peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies, a recipe she has perfected. Joy made the most delicious chocolate cake with layers of chocolate butter cream frosting flavored with hazelnut and strawberry, and made chocolate covered caramels.  She made the pico dip, and the Chef made the guac, an excellent combination of flavors. The Chef went all out with hot and cold apps: shrimp cocktail, roll-ups of ham, cream cheese, and pickle, and tortilla wraps, a reuben dip, beef and pork satays, Swedish meatballs, crackers with cream cheese and pepper jelly, deviled eggs, and more! It was a feast. 

The Chef describing the delicious spread.
Mr. Happy stood as the centerpiece for for the feast, and listened intently to the music.
Joy and I shared our musical selections and invited others to join us on a few songs.
My home was filled with great friends, beautiful music, and wonderful food. What a great way to celebrate the holidays!
Thanks for coming! I hope you all had as much fun as we did.
May your days be Merry and Bright!
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt:  Do you host parties? Have you ever been encouraged to open your heart or home to something new? How did it go?