We have been having a family Christmas Party with our friends down the street for years. I have lost count. We alternate between the houses. Once it was our daughter's new house. Usually it ends up being between the two Moms. Isn't always? Moms like to have traditions and parties.
So, I am excited. This year it is here. This has been my year of parties!
So, amongst my plans I came across a blogger who invited her guests to have hot cocoa. She had the most divine self service area for hot cocoa. I apologize for not remembering which blog, but my thanks to her.
I also am going to have a Champagne punch....but that will be part of the surprise!
For decor on the table, well, my eldest daughter is coming and helping my get things pulled together, and I have hopefully created a sweet little table runner and here is one of my centerpieces....
Oh, and in the window, which is next to the table, I created a quick wreath. I had this grapevine material that is one long strand, and I left it coiled and just tied it to the drapery rod and tied some ribbon on the bottom. Simple. Rustic. Understated. Love it.
Isn't it funny how hard we work to have people over? I mean you would think the Queen was coming! For me, it doesn't matter if it is 5, 11 or 20+ people, the planning and arranging is still the same. The cleaning, planning and organizing. In the end, they will have been here about 3-4 hours. They are also bringing food too. But it is still the same . Do you do that too? Or am I the only one who sets about being hostess this way?
Now, I don't want you to think I don't like the parties. I am thrilled to have them. I look forward to this party immensely, I just wondered if I am the only nut who approaches guests with such "order".
Ok. Well, see you tomorrow!