Happy Friday everyone!
Let’s keep on with all the recapping from last year shall we? 🙂 (There is only one more after this I promise).
You all know how much I love Christmas and how I LOVE to throw an annual – ish holiday party. Well, this year was no exception. It was a bit bigger than last year’s get together as I wasn’t pregnant (so energy wasn’t a problem) and since we live a lot closer to people now to DC, more people could come.
I did ,however, tailor it to fit the lifestyle of a married couple who recently had a baby. Instead of a late-night party that we have thrown in the past, this was what I called a “Holiday Happy Hour” on a Friday night. Guests (including children) could stop by for a drink or two and snacks either on their way home from work or after stopping at home first. The time frame was 5-8pm so people could also continue on with their Friday night plans after the party (dinner after, a bar, post-party gallivanting, you name it.) It was also a lighter lift on Tommy and my parts are hosts since we had another human being to take care of. The happy hour was a success! Tommy and I couldn’t help but notice that this year’s attendees included a lot of people under the age of two. 🙂
The menu for the happy hour included:
- Hot Chocolate bar
- Sparkling apple cider
Here is what I included in my Hot Chocolate Bar:
- Swiss Miss instant mix – I made the hot chocolate in a crock pot
- Crushed candy canes
- Mini marshmallows
- Caramel bites
- Chocolate chips
- Whipped cream
- Wafer/cinnamon sticks
- Cheese and charcuterie board
- Veggie tray w/ ranch dressing
- Pigs in a blanket
- Mini quiches
- Spinach artichoke dip and chips
- Cupcakes – which were super cute and delicious! (I had a neighbor make these)
- Cake pops – which were super cute and delicious! (I had a neighbor make these)
- Candy canes
Re-installing our annual White Elephant Gift Exchange!
Thanks to everyone who came!