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.
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Glad the party went well!
You will have to explain a fruit pizza to me though.
Thanks for opening your home and heart for the party!
Thanks, Alex. A fruit pizza has a sugar cookie bottom, a cream cheese filling, and topped with your favorite and festive fruit.
Joy, thanks for all your creative efforts to make our home merry and bright and filled with the joyous sounds of Christmas.
i used to host a lot more than i do now—how fun your party looked!!!
That a wonderful way to celebrate!
I’m glad to hear your party was such a big success! Wish I could have been there.
It’s been a long while since I’ve hosted a party that big. Wow what a feast!!
Looks like a fun party.
You are a good party giver! That Chef is a good cook! I like small groups and do occasionally invite someone over for supper. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 34 once..it went well..but I was exhausted:)
Fun Mary! Love it. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when people work together. A beautiful example of community, family, friendship, love. So glad it went so well. 🙂
Awesome that your party went well. From the looks of it, everyone had a rockin’ time!!
Way to go! We have been hosting small pizza gatherings all year. Next year we hope to have a open house studio party.