Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Party

Last night we hosted our annual Christmas party.  We spent Friday evening prepping so that Saturday was a breeze.  The house was decorated, the food was pretty much ready to go, and I even had time to curl my hair.


The hubby and I poured a drink before our friends started to arrive.

We greeted our guests with cranberry orange sparklers (1 cup cranberry cocktail, 1/3 cup Cointreau, equal parts sparkling wine and ginger-ale).

Then ... we ate ... and ate.  


We also did a little gift exchange game that is a Christmas party tradition at our house.  I bought a ukelele kit complete with ukelele for $22 at Costco - I thought it was an amusing gift :-)  I ended up with some artisan beer <3.

We were up very late last night, but we slept in for the first time in ages, and then the hubby made breakfast with mimosas.  He made my bacon just how I like it - SUPER crisp.  If it can't snap, it is not done.

We spent the day Christmas shopping, watching movies, and just hanging out (while eating some junk).

What a great weekend!

What was the highlight of your weekend?
How do you like your bacon - soft, crisp, super crisp?
What is your favourite Christmas movie?


Amber said...

That looks like a lot of fun!!

Also, I think we have the same couch!! Is yours from the Brick? I love ours. SO comfy!

Allison said...

That seems like so much fun and you are quite the hospitable host!

I like my bacon crispy, as well...with a side of hashbrowns and a runny egg on top!

Shoutforfood said...

beautiful place... have fun with your friends.

Simply Life said...

you always throw the best parties...and your home is gorgeous!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said... year fly me to Canada so I can come! Looks like a great time, with great food.

It is weird that I only eat bacon "in stuff", I don't usually just pick up a piece to eat.

Favorite xmas movie is Christmas Vacation and The Christmas Story.

Anonymous said...

I like bacon all of those ways. I'm not too particular with it. Looks like the party was a lot of fun!

Kacy said...

Looks great!
I don't really care for bacon, but when I do eat it I like it chewy :)

Mom on the Run said...

Looks like so much fun. What a great "gift" for the exchange.

Food as always looks great :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, what an incredible spread. You amaze me, lady!!

I like my bacon just like you do - extra crispy! :) And my favorite holiday movie is either Love Actually or The Holiday!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh it looks like you had fun and the food looks amaaazing!!

I feel the same way about bacon!!! Extra crispy!

Fav Xmas movie....could never choose. I watched Home Alone 1 & 2 Sunday, and I love White Christmas, Elf, Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th St, Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life,Love Actually....and on and on. haha.

Anonymous said...

The highlight of my weekend was spending 2 hours at a mediclinic because my daughter had a corneal abrasion! The rest of the weekend was spent studying, unfortunately. Only 4 days left to go, though :) I like crisp bacon. Favourite Christmas movie is Elf, or maybe Love Actually (that counts, right?).

Yelena said...

What a beautiful home! The party looks like so much fun and the food looks amazing! I love Home Alone and Love Actually and don't eat bacon :)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous party! You are one fabulous host. All of your food, snacks, and decorations are perfect!
My favorite christmas movies are Elf (never gets old!) and Serendipity. I don't think the latter is technically a "Christmas" movie but it takes place during Christmas time so I count it. :)

Cassandre said...

nice spread.. did you make everything?

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...


Anonymous said...

Do you end up with many leftovers with all that food? It looks phenooooomenal!! My fave Christmas movie is "The Santa Clause" - without a doubt.

Anonymous said...

love bacon crisp...but not super crispy cause i can't taste it. Once again a fabulous night you hosted!

winkingannie said...

Everything looks delicious!

Is one of the cookies on the cookie tray a chocolate dough surrounding a york peppermint patty? I ask because I recently made some and it looks similar.

Fav Christmas movie: Scrooged. I love Bill Murray.