Tuesday, January 17, 2012

35th Annual Christmas Sweaters & Spirits Party

We hosted our final Christmas Party this year in Erie. (Debbie Downer here .. just pointing out how its our last Christmas with all our friends here. Now I want to go cry in the corner.)

Moving along, it was a great Christmas Party! And Im so thankful we all are able to get together before the holidays and celebrate and enjoy hanging out.

35th annual christmas party
(invitation via Pingg)

We got a lil crazy and "elfed" our house this year with hundreds of snowflakes and paper chains! It was so fun. We definitely couldnt have done it without the help of Sarah, Drew, Kristen, Dan, and Lindsey! We all got together and cut snowflakes throughout the week. By the end Im pretty sure we were trying to convince Sarah to open an Etsy shop of snowflakes hers were so good!

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Here are some pictures with the rest of the decorations and food:

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and we had a surprise special guest join us!!!

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CAMILLEEEEEEEEEE WAS HERE!!!! (isnt she adorbs teaching miles to play the piano?)

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santa also came this year! ;)

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our outfits happened to match. Twinkies

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this was Camille's first time meeting Wylder. Cuteness.

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I love Wylder randomly hanging out by himself with the snowflakes

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santa and his family!

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all of us in our onesies!

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then the party started. Meaning .. we started eating!

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then we all caroled and sang Christmas songs. Or at least those of us who have Christmas Joy in our Hearts did ..

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Then the wine tasting started:

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and of course we played some pretty amazing games the rest of the night (courtesy of Drew B)

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And per usual, we had to play the bells in the box game (done at every party!)

with another special guest here: Bethany!!!!

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Ive successfully avoided it the last few years even though Freeland has played every.single.time! Somehow, they got me to play this time though. (and of course, I got killed!)

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It was also Elizabeth's Birthday so in true "tacky" form Freeland & Drew accidentally dropped her cake and then still gave it to her:

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We also gave tacky gifts/prizes for every game (in true tacky form Freeland wrapped them in grocery sacks too!) and then we gave one for the best outfit. Of course you have to give it to Santa though, right?

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all the girls:

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The night of course ended with lots of Just Dance on the Wii!

If youre interested here are the Christmas parties we all did the last 2 years before too:
33rd annual party
34th annual party

Looking back Im just so thankful for all our friends and how much fun we have together! Such wonderful memories. Lots of laughing. eating. goofing around. dancing. singing. maybe being a lil competitive. and loving each other!

2 comments:

  1. You are the hostess of the mostess!! so fun!!! (PS-- i LOVE your high chair!!! Is that for real?? I feel like I've never seen it before! It's so cute!! I want one!)

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