Holiday Dinner Party

A couple of weeks ago, I had the idea that it would be fun to get my girlfriends together for a holiday party.  So I bounced the idea off of one of my best friends, Megan, and she suggested a Holiday Dinner Party.  From there, the idea grew!  We had to send invitations and plan the meal quickly. 

We had a Veggie Tray, Cheese and Crackers Tray, and Spinach Dip for Appetizers.

Veggie Tray

The Salad was supposed to look like a gift.  I think I bought tomatoes that were too small, but the presentation was still different than a normal salad.  Check out my Pinterest to see where I found the inspiration.

Flank Steak with Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes for Dinner.

And Megan's Grandmother's Lemon Cake for Dessert. 

Of course, there was wine - lots of wine. 

I had a few games that we played, too!  I had a White Elephant game.  Everything was from Kirkland's but they were all really cute Christmas Decoration items.  Then I asked each person to write down her favorite Christmas memory.  Then I read them aloud, and we had to guess who wrote the story.  I also bought a Pickle Ornament.  The pickle ornament is a German tradition.  You hide the ornament on your tree, and the child who finds it first gets to open a special gift or the first gift of Christmas.  I had never heard of this until this year.  Since my kids are probably too young, I thought it would be fun to try it out on my girlfriends.  Success! 

The whole night was so much fun!  It was a big enough deal where I needed things to look cute and the house to be pretty clean, but it was low key enough to where I did not feel stressed at all. 

Big Shout Out to Megan who helped pull it all together!  And a big thanks to Megan, Emily, and Cassie who started the clean up process before they left.
Place Setting

Wine Glass Candle Holders

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