We like to have our neighbors over for a Christmas gathering, but the last few years that hasn't happened much.
This year we opted to have just a few close neighbors over, keeping the numbers down make it more approachable....
However, whether I have 3 people or 30, I approach a party the same way.
I plan...a lot. It drives my Hubby crazy sometimes, but without the planning, things don't go smoothly.
This year because it was cold and damp, I added chili with the trimmings to warm everyone up as well as warm cider on the stove.
As neighbors came in they could choose what they'd like and make themselves comfy in the family room...overall I think it went well....
Here are some glimpses of the set-up..
I chose a red tablecloth and used this fun paper as a runner...it was quite wide, which helped protect the tablecloth....mostly.
I find if I put some dried fruit and some nuts, such as pecans it looks nice, but for some wonderful reason, people eat more....
Friday, we have another party to go to, so extra cookies can go to that or the freezer for a tea party we are planning in February.
Of course, the big hit besides food at this party...my little 9 week old Grandson...he sort of stole the show...what a ham he has become!
I hope you are having a fun and festive season!