We had a Veggie Tray, Cheese and Crackers Tray, and Spinach Dip for Appetizers.
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. http://pinterest.com/cedomm/
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.
Wine Glass Candle Holders