I have not hosted a Christmas
Party since 2009 so I thought that it would be awesome to have friends
over to celebrate the holiday season in 2016. This was also the
first Christmas Party that Joy and I hosted together at my house.
So, we decided to have a large Christmas Party for our friends in the
area. We got a pre made turkey and also made the trimmings like
stuffing. Our friends all brought delicious side dishes or
desserts to share. Joy's cousin brought Tri Tip also. Since
we were expecting a large crowd including a few toddlers, we decided to
hire someone to help serve and clean up during the party too. I
put an ad online in my neighborhood's email list serve, and I was happy
to find someone who responded. She did catering before so she was
perfect for the event. Moreover, she was very professional and
courteous to our guests.
selections, I made an old favorite from my childhood and added a
holiday flair to it. My mother used to have lime sherbert punch
by adding lime sherbert to Sprite or Ginger Ale. We decided to
use lime sherbert as well as raspberry sorbet to give it a holiday
color. The ;unch was a big hit that night. Moreover, we had
champagne that was served to our guests upon arrival by our party
helper. In addition, we had sparkling cider and a Pinot Noir
along with still and sparkling European spring waters.
Since we expected some
toddlers, we set up Finding
Dory for them in my Cowboy's Room upstairs along with some
treats and Finding Dory
candy canes too as a nice party favor. Joy's cousin and Joy both
decorated the house too the night before the party. It turned out
great! Our friends loved the party, and we enjoyed having them
over as well. One of our friends even brought home made Fireball
fudge. Someone also made awesome macaroons too! Merry
Christmas everyone from Joy and me!