Our 2011 Christmas Party was a huge success! This was actually our 5th time hosting a Christmas party, but the first time in our home and post college. Austin and I were so worried about having 30 (or so) people in our house at the same time but it worked out great. We set up the fire pit in the backyard so there was always a crowd out there. We cleared out a bit of furniture in the den and kitchen so we had lots of space between the two. Next year we are ready for more!! :)
Stars hanging under the porch...loved them!
The buffet in our entryway.
I made these candles...so easy...white candles + glitter ribbon + elmer's glue!
A special decoration given to me from my mama. They were her little Santa's when she was a little girl. :)
I made this to hang from the ceiling fan - silver balls strung on 4 pieces of ribbon (4 different cascading sized balls) and hung all together with fishing wire.
I got our stockings this year at Ballard Designs LOVE them.
He loves to hang ornaments...and pull them down.
A few essentials...
One of my favorite decorations this year...this idea came straight from pinterest. (and yes, I unwrapped each peppermint.)
The dining room table with most of the food...
Pretzel rods dipped in Chocolate and covered with m&ms, sprinkles and crushed Andes' peppermints.
Loved the punch this year....pineapple and orange juice, ginger ale, champagne and vodka - delish!
More people pictures coming soon....stay tuned! :)
A special thanks to my mama for helping with all the beautiful decorations and Leila and Jeremy for helping us all day Saturday to create this delicious food! Christmas party 2011...check!