Monday, December 22, 2008

A Christmas Par-Tay!

This post is coming to you a little late..we had this Christmas Party with our little group of friends about a week ago and I am just now getting around to the post to share pics. It was a potluck get together and we all brought some treats. I brought Baked Ziti with Pesto (recipe here), A Peppermint Punch that I found on someone's blog and cannot remember where, and a cheeseball (recipe here).
Trust me..mine did not look this nice but it was yummy! Here is the Peppermint Punch. It was really tasty! In fact I am going to make it again for our family's Christmas gathering in a few days! We topped it with a dollop of whip cream and some crushed peppermint.

Here are the gals from the get together. We had so much fun at the party. After we ate we watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and then we played Cranium and had our gift exchange which was Dirty Santa (or Yankee Christmas or White Elephant...) Guess what she got? it bigger than a bread box? No?
Is it a bread box left over from someone's wedding gift collection? Ding Ding Ding!
And these too lucky guests took home a felt snowflake throw blanket and some martini glasses!Here's Kyle with his prize; boxes of movie candy and a giftcard for two movie tickets!

This ceramic angel was in a bag and was broken! But there was a nice gift card inside! No body turns down giftcards!!
Another gift seemed to be the product of some bookshelf spring cleaning! Shakespeare anyone?
Overall it was a pretty fun night! We are definitely thankful to have good friends to share the holiday times with.