Tuesday, December 10, 2013

THE PARTIES MUST GO ON...

Well, the snow and ice have kept us in a "mandatory pause," as our preacher puts it.  It's a good thing.  But there's always 4-wheel drive!  Tomorrow will be day 3 out of school - a real oddity for December.  It's the same old story, the main roads are clear, but the neighborhoods are terrible.  So the buses can't run...

Despite the weather we went on with the party plans for all who could make it.  We had our Bible class Ugly Sweater Christmas party Sunday night and college kids over on Monday!  I actually like having parties back to back, makes all the effort seem worth it!

 Here's some of our group that wore Ugly Christmas sweaters!
 One of the favorite party foods:  Little fruit Grinches!
 Lots of wonderful desserts!
 Both of these creations won prizes in the Ugly Christmas sweater contest.
 Zombie Clause - one I would have never thought of...
Party Menu for the college kids:  Sandwiches, Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Sausage balls, Chipotle dip with tortilla chips, Cheese cubes, and Holiday Wheat Thins - totally left out the veggies and fruit this year.  Where is my mom sense?  All this cold must be getting to me! (None of the kids complained)
Some of my favorite sweets:  Banana bread, Holiday loaf (a new recipe), Pumpkin bread, Gingerbread cookies, Chocolate dipped candy pretzels, and Creme de Menthe brownies.  


It's always a good thing if you can pick up a few things on sale after Christmas - got these cute snowflake ornaments last year and they made great party favors!

4 comments:

Lori said...

Looks like lots of fun! I was sad to cancel our church gathering for Sun. night, but didn't want prepare for 3 days, then have to cancel, so we went ahead and canceled early.

Michelle said...

Fun parties! I got out of my parents neighborhood just fine Friday to make it to Alva, we have had hardly any snow, so no snow days here!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

BTW, I wrote this on Monday night but didn't publish till Tues. I'm certain we will have school tomorrow since I see some melting happening!

Amy said...

You did great on those parties! Wonderful! Stay warm friend.