Monday, December 3, 2012

Our Christmas Party 2012!

 Saturday night was our Christmas party, it was quite the delight!
We had at least forty people and honestly we never felt crowded at all, it was quite initiate
We had to keep the list small (at 40?) but were able to have great company
Carrie, my best friend as you may know, co-hosted with me, she knocked it out of the park!
She provided all the delicious homemade bites and even these adorable mini pumpkin pies that were to die for
I took care of the beverages like the mulled cider and the Irish coffees and got to decorate my house - my favorite part!
Unfortunately I am terrible about remembering to snap some photos before guests arrive, but we really did deck out (tastefully I must say, no Santa throw up in these parts)!
We were able to have the food in the kitchen and living room area and the drinks in our family room
It created a perfect flow and I just wish I had snapped an image of the drinks area, it was too cute 
I just love to entertain!
We used up almost every wedding gift we received in May for this event, so much fun, but oh boy so much hand-washing!
Honestly it is nothing when you look back at your event and everyone is having a blast
With beautiful decor, festive music in every room, scrumptious homemade eats, delectable desserts like homemade peppermint chocolate whoopie pies by OmNom, endless Champagne and wine, warm and toasty drinks (I could go on) - it makes everything worth it!

So... the red dress, what do you think?
I was on the fence, it fit funny in some places, but I adore the colour, so perfect for a Christmas party, don't you agree?

Hope everyone is starting out their holiday season right!

Happy Holidays!

The hostesses
My Dress: H&M, Necklace & Bracelet: Stella & Dot, Shoes: Tory Burch, Tights: J.Crew, Earrings: Custom

The incredible spread Carrie created plus my decor:)

Our festive invitation!
Mac and I, my roomie and wonderful sous chef!
She was a wonderful help prepping in the kitchen

Tree #1: The Bird Tree
for the living room
(decorated in all my adorable birdie ornaments)

Tree #2: The Family Tree
for the family room
(decorated in all my hand-me-down and homemade ornaments)

*Please excuse the iPhone photos, my camera died two minutes after guests arrived - bummer!


  1. Beautiful! So glad y'all had a great time!

    I love the dress! I think it it's you perfect! I've tried that exact dress on and it REALLY fit me funny! Lol.

    Oh, and gimme those shoes! ;)

    1. Okay, so I'm not the only one then! I did wash it twice and put it in the dryer which helped, their sizes are too weird!

      Oh and those black suede wedges are my winter staple, I want another pair but with gold hardware now! :)