Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Happy Hour 2014

Tonight was the last Happy Hour for 2014. It was Chips, Dips, and Desserts. We also had a wine tasting!

 
Some of the wine dressed up as elves!
 
We got a mission and prop set today from the Twelve Day elves and so we had to have a photo shoot.
 
 
 
Some more of the group posing with the props.
 
 
Two of my besties!
 
 
I don't know if you can tell or not but that one prop is mistletoe!
 
 
What a crazy fun evening!
 
Can't believe that next week is Christmas!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Happy Hours


During the month of December I have been hosting Happy Hour at my house every Thursday.  The first week we had appetizers and drinks. The signature drink was Rudolph's Tipsy Sprtizer and it was yummy. The second week we did a Feliz Navidad dinner with Mexican food, of course! The signature drink was Merry Berry Christmas punch. The collage above is from the Feliz Navidad night!

Coming up on the 18th is a Dips, Chips, and Dessert night. That happy hour will be wine tasting and will feature a variety of wines!  The happy hours have been a bit of work but they have certainly made for a festive December.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Thoughts

 
So last night the Christmas anxiety struck. You know what I mean... the...."oh my gosh"...I'll never get everything I want to get done accomplished before December 25th. It was time for a good nights sleep and a game plan today. First of all I reminded myself to take each day, each event as it comes.  It's when I start listing them all and worrying about how they will unfold that the anxiety strikes.
 
It doesn't help that the shopping is not done either. In our early lean years I couldn't shop until payday but this year I have the Christmas cash I've saved all year....it's just getting to the stores. I ordered all that I could online and I hope a couple quick trips will help me round out the list. It also doesn't help that I'm "stuck" on a few people...like WHAT to get. I know that I will relax a lot more once I'm finished. It's always an awesome feeling.
 
We have several events we are hosting this year and I've already completed two of them with the third coming up on Saturday morning, a North Pole Breakfast with grandson Evan and some of my friend's children. Its a day full of elfish delights. The last two years we have had an Elf Dinner but this year with everyone's bust schedules a breakfast just worked better. There's more to come though...
 
Feliz Navidad ,,,Mexican Dinner/Happy Hour
Dips, Chips, and Desserts Happy Hour
Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Breakfast
 
Those are the ones I'm hosting....we also have our trip to Historic St Charles with friends for the great Santa adventure. They have Santas from all around the world!  Then on December 21st we are off to the Fox Theater to see A Christmas Story.
 
Nestled in the month are church programs, elf missions, and other holiday fun too!
 
You can see why the anxiety tends to creep in but overall I LOVE it all. And best of all when the snow flies next month and I'm snowed in...I'll be ready for some peaceful quiet days.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

 
From Rudolph Ramblings......Wishing you all a joyous start to the holiday season.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rudolph Themed Parties

Let's take a look today at a Rudolph themed party. How about these cute free printables from Catch My Party.

 
 
Or how about this super cute game: Don't Eat Rudolph. You can find it over at Crystal's Craft Spot.
 
 
 
Reindeer noses can be a fun treat and there's a free printable bag topper at Project Nursery.
 
 
 
Here's a really cute Rudolph gift that would make a great party favor for your guests! It comes with a free printable and step by step directions at : Tried and True.
 
 
 
Living in the Moment has this free Rudolph printable that would look super cute framed and on your Rudolph buffet table!
 
 
 
And last here are some cute Rudolph Cupcake wrappers. There's a free printable thanks to Mighty Delighty.