Christmas Par-tay Time

So much food…

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Like, seriously…a lot of food.

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Including some adorable Pinterest finds!

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And drinks…lots of those, too.

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Unfortunately, the one thing I was most looking forward to, my cheese fondue, ended up turning out like crap. The stupid fondue burner kept burning the cheese, and although we attempted the turn it on/shut it off thing a few times, it finally burned the whole bottom of the pot. We threw in the towel after that one, which was even more of a bummer because that cheese wasn’t cheap!

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Oh well…the rest of the party was SO much fun that the fondue didn’t even matter.

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Can you spot the creeper in this photo?? I literally laughed out loud as soon as a I spotted him.

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Me and my co-host for the evening.

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The girlsssss.

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Part of our party also included a Chinese Grab Bag. It was optional to partake, but most people ended up getting in on it, which was really quite amusing.

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We actually didn’t wind up doing this until later in the evening, but we figured we ought to do it sooner rather than later, since some of the party-goers were having a bit of fun downstairs…

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I won’t name names. Winking smile

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The gift I ended up with from the grab bag was this adorable microwave soup bowl + soup.

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It was Sarah’s gift and she was worried that it was something that an “old lady” would want but I love it. Definitely a cute find!

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The party eventually fizzled out late last night around 1am, and although I have a kitchen filled with dirty dishes and empty bottles, it is totally worth it. It was a great night with some awesome friends! Smile

Now it’s time to go brave that kitchen…

Comments

  1. Anna Leeson says

    Looks like it was a great time with food, drinks and friends! Does it get better?! The creeper is beyond hilarious :) Love the soup bowl, any idea where she got it?

  2. says

    Our family always does a Secret Santa gift exchange on Christmas. On Thanksgiving we all put our names and 3 items we want in a hat and draw names. We have so many people in our family that it would become way too expensive to buy a gift for each person. The gift exchanges are always fun though!
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  3. says

    Looks like fun! My boyfriend and I had an ugly sweater recently and I cooked up lots of things courtesy of Pinterest and Jessica at How Sweet it Is…

    Two questions- Where did you get that adorable throw with the stockings? And, is Chinese Grab Bag the same thing as a White Elephant exchange or Yankee Swap (I grew up in the Midwest and we called it White Elephant, but when I lived in Boston it was called Yankee Swap).
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    • Courtney says

      I’m not sure what a Yankee Swap is, but it’s basically where you draw numbers and have the chance to choose an unopened gift or steal a gift from someone who already opened it. It’s a lot of fun!

      And I actually have no idea where the throw came from…it took it from my mom and dad’s house when I moved out years ago. 😉

  4. Lauren says

    I just made those reindeer cookies from pinterest on Saturday! And I’ve seen those santa hat brownies on pinterest too, they turned out super cute! Looks like a fun party :)

  5. says

    Awww this made me miss our annual Christmas party. We haven’t had one in a few years since my son’s birthday is now about the same time :/ Your food looks fabulous…don’t cry over burnt cheese :)

  6. Nancy says

    I love the soup bowl!! Been wanting to get one, don’t like the all white ones! This one is so pretty I am going to see if our Marshall’s have them. My luck they won’t, but it is just too cute!!Lucky you!!

  7. Taylor says

    I have that exact same bowl and LOVE it! I also grabbed the next size up but that one has pastel colored birds on it :) TJ Maxx (and Marshall’s!) is great for that stuff. The party looked like a blast – and Cody made me LOL as well.

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