Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Girlfriends Christmas Party
You may want to get a glass of water, this is a long one!
Last year I decided that instead of doing individual gifts for close friends I would have a Dinner Party instead. It was so much fun to plan and attend. My friend Alisha is always up for a party and helped out a ton. This idea could easily be adapted to a couples dinner party, you could do a progressive dinner with neighbors if you are close with several of them, or you could just use some of the little ideas of things we did at the party.
First I made these invitations.
I combined a place card and favor into one as shown below.
We had a couple different appetizers as guests were arriving and then for our meal we had Christmas salad, Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing, Homemade Rolls, and a fruit salad. For dessert we had Hot Chocolate and a delicious cake that Alisha made.
After dinner we painted picture frames and then added the word "JOY" to them with vinyl lettering. I got the frames from Micheals for $1 and the vinyl lettering online from www.iasign.com. Just a little holiday decoration they could take home to remember their evening.
Then we had a dessert gift exchange. Each girl brought a favorite holiday dessert in a nice serving dish to give away (serving piece included). We did the exchange white elephant style so you could steal back and forth to try and get what you wanted.
Adrianne's tray of chocolates from Harry & David and Chocolate Mousse Cups
I made English Trifle
Alisha made a cranberry pear tart
Kelly made a chocolate peppermint trifle
All in all it was a great night with friends, food, and visiting. This years is already in the works!
submitted by Emily(delighfuldistraction.blogspot.com)