Saturday, December 10, 2011

Girls-Only Christmas Party ~

Today was my family's annual "girls only" Christmas party. No men allowed at this get-together! (Well, except for the baby boys - they're allowed!)  I have 3 sisters and many nieces and grandnieces, so it's a fairly large group. In the past, we've done a cookie exchange, but this year we exchanged ornaments. Here's the ornament I received ~ isn't it cute?!


My eldest niece hosted the party. On the menu: three different types of lasagna, pizza for the children, salad, homemade Challah bread (baked by my eldest sister) and a red-velvet peppermint cake! Her home was decorated in blue & white for the holidays, and everything looked sooo pretty, I had to share pictures with you, of course!

The entry and stairway



On the stairway landing, she had a snowman gourd I painted for her more than 10 years ago. I was touched to see she still has it!

Her beautiful tree


Some of the other blue & white decorations around her house.


Even a jar of blue and white candy canes!

We had a great time, and even the weather cooperated ~ cold, but with bright sunshine.

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Until next time,
Cindy

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19 comments:

Myric said...

The party sounds fun! The blue and white decors are absolutely gorgeous!! Can't get enough of them!

Sounds like you had a great time!

Xoxo
myric

kitty said...

Cindy, what a fun family, girls-only event!! I LOVE this idea. Your niece's house looks SO pretty & the menu sounds wonderful. I adore the gourd that you painted...oh my, you're talented! Hugs to you!!

kitty said...

I forgot to tell you that I grew up in Columbus & graduated from Ohio State. All four of my kids were born there.

Maggie said...

How lovely to exchange tree ornaments with your "girls", each one a momento of a wonderful time together.
The blue & white theme is a bold choice, but it works!
Imagine, blue & white candy canes too, who knew?

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a sweet project! Please consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

Christmas blessings!

Gina said...

Your sister's home looks so pretty. I really love all the aqua & white. I'm glad to hear you had a great day.

Snap said...

Love the aqua and white and your ornament is too cute!

Terry said...

What a lovely idea! I love the blue candy canes!

I came across your blog via Beverly's Pink Saturday. I am going to include a link to your blog in my post next week.

Merry Christmas!
Terry

Christine said...

sounds like lots of fun...and what a great idea!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Cindy...love the aqua...it is gorgeous!! Seasons Greetings, friend! Hugs, Gayle.

Au and Target said...

It looks so lovely. You know, you could actually make me long for a "real" Christmas!

Marigene said...

Everything is beautiful...I must find the aqua and white candy canes for my tree!

Kathryn Ross said...

Cindy - What a lovely decorator your hostess is! Everything so color coordinated in the blues and whites - beautiful! And, the curve ball PINK ornament you took home - cute as can be! I have been busy at school with the holiday shows - one more this week - missed putting a Pink Saturday up - but I do have my tea post this week. Really hope things slow down in the new year so I can have more time on blogger!! Both for reading and writing!
Joy!
Kathy

Red Rose Alley said...

The blue and white tree is dazzling. And those candy canes - how festive. I really like toroqoise ornaments at Christmas, and have a few on my tree this year.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

Beautiful decorations! I love your sisters Christmas tree. Your snowman gourd is so cute.
The ornament you received is adorable!

Dee

Bluebell Woods said...

I love the little ornament and the house looks wonderful in those colours. I love it. I am sort of stuck with what I can do in my house now as I have the red and gold going on.
Nice to visit you again
Janice

Michele said...

what a wonderful time you must have had! i love the ornament and you took some great photos of the awesome decorations. i'm wishing you many Christmas blessings! xo

Kathy said...

What a fantastic idea! An all girls party! Love the decor and the menu sounds wonderful!
Blesings,
Kathy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, WOW, WOW, what gorgeousness here, Cindy!!! I love that tree and the staircase--how completely BEAUTIFUL!!! and I adore your header--it is purely magical, my friend.
XO
Cindy

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