This weekend I had a few of my wonderful friends over to help me decorate my Christmas tree. Saturday afternoon Alex and Jess headed out in the pouring rain to pick out the perfect tree!
After they got it home, Alex got the tree in the tree stand and Jess and I got to work putting ribbon and Icicle ornaments on the tree while we waited for the rest of our guests.
When more of the guest arrived I made a big batch of popcorn and got them all stringing on a lovely garland.
Alex and Jess got to work putting all the ornaments on the tree...
While the lazier guests spent time relaxing and observing all the hard work.
We watched The Santa Clause and Home Alone and A Muppet Family Christmas. When everyone arrived, a sandwich feast was served! Including chips and dip and cookies and pie!
With lots of vegetarian options (mostly for me). :D
Everyone had at least two sandwiches before the night was over! Piglets.
I baked a half Marion-berry and half Blackberry Pie which got rave reviews.
I also made some Evil Italian Butter Cookies dipped in Chocolate which were gone before the night was over!
After the feast we all settled in for a long game of Apples to Apples.
Joe and Alex were the winners for the evening.
Even Perchik got in on the festive fun!
Unfortunately a lot of the ornaments and lights that I had ordered for the tree did not make it here in time for the festivities. I'll update this post once they've arrived and are happily residing upon my beautiful Christmas tree. In the meantime, this is what my tree looked like by the end of a very fun evening;
UPDATE: FINISHED TREE!
Nights like these always make me feel grateful for having such wonderful friends.
I hope your December is going smoothly and that you're nearly done with your Holiday checklist. Somehow we'll manage to get it all done in time, right?
Thanks for dropping by!
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