I LOVE Christmas! It is my favorite holiday because of the positive atmosphere, the smell of Christmas trees wafting through the house, and the excitement of finding the perfect gift for someone! This year I decided to have a party to celebrate and get old friends together!
The decorations were fun! It was mostly things we’ve had, but we did get new ornaments for our tree from At Home. Be careful going there though! You go in to grab one thing and next thing you know you’re checking out with a cart full of things!
We put a fake Christmas tree in the bathroom on the counter and switched out the soap dispenser for a penguin. In the living room we had our full size live tree, a garland around the TV, and big candles with red pebbles in the jars with them. In the backyard we hung up a big poster to take photos in front of. This was a big hit among the guests!
The food was also Christmas themed! I made a spinach dip pull apart bread shaped like a Christmas tree. I used crescent rolls and cut them to be 2 same sized large triangles. Then I covered one triangle with store bought spinach dip. Next, I placed the second triangle on top and cut slices about an inch apart nearly to the center of the triangle/tree and twisted. This gave the look of branches! Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.
We also served pigs-in-a-blanket. These are always a crowd favorite and are super easy to make! For dessert we had individual apple pies. I used crescent rolls and put a slice of apple, some sugar, cinnamon, and butter and then baked for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. They were deliciousss!
A hot chocolate bar is a must at a holiday party! We laid out the cups on our buffet table, with hot chocolate, candy canes, and marshmallows! It was a yummy treat for the end of the night.
There was also plenty of wine to drink, eggnog, and whiskey.
The final touches to make the perfect party were to add Christmas music, which we played on the TV throughout the night, and a fire burning in the fire pit outside so guests could enjoy the yard!