Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Smashing (Christmas Party) Success

Last night, Jeff and I hosted the first party in our new apartment. We agreed it’d be best to practice on our families, so we invited our parents, siblings and grandparents over for—in the words of Clark W. Griswold—a fun old-fashioned family Christmas.

Unlike the Griswolds, though, there were no disasters. Freddie didn’t fry himself beneath the Christmas tree, my grandparents didn’t bring cat food for dinner, and no one chased after a squirrel with a coat in one hand and a hammer in the other.

(If you haven’t seen Christmas Vacation, you’re probably lost. But my family’s chuckling.)

We ate pulled pork sandwiches and fiesta shrimp cocktails. We drank festive pear Bellinis. For dessert we munched on homemade caramel corn, cupcakes, cookies, and chocolatey treats. And when Mom whipped out the peppermint Schnapps, Jeff and his brother whipped out the Hershey's syrup. We had "peppermint patties," a tasty combo of chocolate syrup and liquor, which we poured into each others' mouths and laughed as it drizzled down our chins. We swished it around and cringed.

All in all, it was a smashing success!
{Thanks for coming ♥ }

{Freddie had fun, too.}

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