So, here’s the thing… I love to plan parties. Do I get to do it like ever? NOPE. But I love it!
This year (for the first time since Jeff and I have been together -12 years-) I get to host the family Christmas party! Jeff’s siblings take turns each year, but I never got to do it, because we live in a small apartment. But, our complex has a community room that they redid all fancy and pretty like, which also has a kitchen in it, so I reserved that space!.
I’m the kind of planner who will not only make a list of what I’m going to cook, but detailed shopping lists, broken up by each dish and I make about a dozen different check lists (just because I forgot something on the original, so naturally I need to make another.) I have supplies in a tote and decorations stored with them.
Speaking of decorations! So how can anyone have a Christmas party with no tree? No one. So, instead of going nut and buying a tree to use for the party, I made one! Using a large tomato cage, some garland from the dollar stores and some lights…BOOM cute rustic Christmas tree! It’s super cute!
THEME! Yes, I whole-heartily LOVE a good themed party! And since this is my largest party planning thing I’ve done yet (maybe 25 people) I had to go all out dudes!
The theme you ask?
NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION
My favorite Christmas movie! Its got the holiday feels, all while keeping it real!
I have themed foods, photo stills of the movie, which I edited to fit the food it will m=be paired with. And other little surprises I have planned out to make yet this week.
My question for you all: Would you like to see what I make and how I did it?
Let me know!
Coffee kisses and Cyanide Wishes,