Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pickle Party Christmas!

Our Open House Christmas Party was last Friday night.
People came and went throughout the evening, all told we had 52 awesome guests!
As usual for us, we forgot to take pictures during the actual festivities but my wonderful daughter did think to snap a few at one point during the evening.
I was so excited about the prospect of having a party and I was even happier with the way it all turned-out.
We ate, drank and were merry!
I almost have my husband convinced to make this
an annual event!

My husband took lots of preparation photos!

I don't know why I look so unhappy here...just too much on my mind I guess!

3 crockpots going!

The "shameless promotion" area.
I haven't finished the stairs...sadness

Man does not live by bread alone

Luminaries led the way

Honey, they're here!

The young adults got the best seats in the house!

Kelly and Alex were appointed my official minglers and see where they are though! LOL 
Actually they were very helpful, Kelly mixed up some delicious cranberry margaritas
and Alex answered the door a lot!

Becca and John were likewise and mingling!

The powder room got a work-out! And of course nothing goes off without a hitch...the toilet had gotten a little loose in the floor in here and would bang against the back wall.
(we need a new one)
I asked hubby to try and tighten it the night before the "big" event. Of course it sprung a leak!
Needless to say guests were greeted by a towel and bowl on the floor.

I just love it when a plan comes together! Merry Christmas everyone, party at my house next year!


  1. looks like allot of yummy food (in a darling kitchen) and looks like a blast! Lots of work, but worth it right?

  2. Looks like a great party ! yum, I see meatballs !

  3. Oh, looks like everyone had a fabulous time.

    Regardless of the towel on the bathroom floor!

  4. Before I forget, I love your drapes in that last picture. It looks and sounds like you had a great time! I don't think you look sad, just intent on the project at hand.

  5. I love those glowing wood floors!
    and the drapes too...
    have you recovered yet?

  6. Looks like it was a fun time! Your home looks great and the food looked good. Glad it was such a success!


  7. Food looks yummy and I love the wreath! Neat way to hang it!
    Summer :0)

  8. So pretty! Love the cloche and the wreath!

  9. YOur home is so lovely. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  10. Parties are hard work, but looks like yours went off without many "hitches". Congratulations and your house looks beautiful!

  11. Glad your party went well (except for the toilet) hope you sold a lot of items too. It looks fun the food looks great. Wish I could have joined you. BYW I love your toile curtains! Merry Christmas!

  12. What a beautiful wreath at your window and I love the red & yellow drapes. I specially love the print that's red & yellow with the roosters on it. Can't see much of yours but it caught my eye. Love roosters. Your party looks like great food & fun.
    Your comment during one of my recent posts you asked about the silver polish I was using for my silver. I decided to go with the NEVR-DULL wadding in a can. My silver was so tarnished it took hours to do just a few pieces I had gotten but the results look great.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  13. Looks like you had a great time! And isn't it typical for something to happen the night before or even five minutes before??? Glad you rolled with it. :-)



  14. Beautiful and very festive@ Thanks for letting us stop in!

    From one "Sweet" to the other....

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Oooh, your house looks so warm and inviting! And the party looked so fun, great job pulling it all together! And thank you for stopping by :-) MIKI

  16. I am so glad it was fun...everything looks wonderful!


  17. Looks like fun and your house is so freakin adorable...can I live in the garage? I promise I'll clean up after my self! :)

  18. I LOVE your house! It seems so warm, cozy and inviting.