Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Holiday Open House
The kids love it as well - they get to see their friends, but also get introduced to new faces. It's a casual and fun way to celebrate the holiday season.
Because of the large crowd of people we kept the menu simple. Some bubbly, red wine, a small keg of beer, juice for the kids and large amounts of hot chocolate.
Food was served for snacking - towers of Tim bits (doughnut holes), popcorn, aged cheddar and brie, crackes and baguette, smoked salmon, spiced pecans and herb pastry pin-wheels. Everything was store bought except for the spiced nuts, pin-wheels and hot chocolate.
We decorated with white flowers and seasonal greenery and added paper snowflakes and stars to our chandelier. The kids gathered in the playroom and played or watched the Polar Express running on the TV. Piles of boots and coats and lots of merry sentiment. What a lovely evening! Do you entertain around the holidays?
PS: you can see my post on a holiday open house on the neighbourhood blog.