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Monday, November 28, 2011

A Girlfriends' Christmas Luncheon...

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``The object of a dinner is not to eat and drink, but to join in the merrymaking.``
-Lin Yutang

Merrymaking happened here yesterday.
Yesterday I finally did something that has been on my Christmas list for a few years, but never seemed to work out for one reason or another....
I hosted a Girlfriends' Christmas Luncheon.
I invited 6 girlfriends for a festive lunch at my home and we had so much fun!
I enjoyed every aspect of the luncheon....from setting the table, to planning the menu, to the uproarious laughing that we shared together!
I was determined to decorate using things I already had.
I used mismatched Christmas 12x12 scrapbook paper for placemats.
 The Christmas Oreo Pops I made last week made a terrific table favour.
I tied ribbon and mini candy canes to martini glasses for a touch of pretty.
And I unearthed this centerpiece from my basement and and revived it with some red berries to match the rest of the red that was gracing the table.
Can you believe that I almost sent this piece to Goodwill last month when I was doing some ruthless purging in the basement?
  We kicked off our luncheon with candy cane martinis.
This was our yummy menu:
{Everyone brought something...which was so nice and gave me more time for visiting!}

Candy Cane Martinis
Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce
Cheese Ball & Crackers

Main Course
Spinach Salad
Homemade Vegetable & Beef Soup
Homemeade Bread

Fruit Plate
Nanaimo Bars

It was so awesome to be able to get together with girlfriends right before the rush of the season begins.
This group of girlfriends is so special to me...they were the first group of friends I made when I moved here from Nova Scotia.
We all had sons in a Kindergarten class we used to see each other every morning and chit chat as we were dropping off our boys.
We all gradually became great friends, and though we don't see each other as often as we used to,
the connection is still there.

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Morgan said...

This is so sweet and sounds like so much fun! I love the menu too. =)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fun day, Angie! Love the martini glasses! I did that, too ~ had something all set to go to Goodwill and then realized I could use it. Sometimes its good not to rush off there with your donations! It looks wonderful with the berries added.

Nancy said...

Looks like a really good time. Glad you had fun!

Nancy said...

Looks like a really good time. Glad you had fun!

Emily said...

The table looks beautiful. How great to have such good friends.

Theresa said...

Ah, yes...the uproarious laughter! Good times...thanks for hosting, maybe I'll take a turn next year!
Ava has claimed the oreo-pop for her lunch tomorrow!
Cheers {with a peppermint martini!}

Rustown Mom said...

It looks so pretty, sounds so yummy, and how lucky you and the girls are to have made those connections with each other!

Gayle @ Life on the Lane said...

Sounds like a lovely lunch! What a nice idea.

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

How fun! Glad you didn't get rid of all the decorations!
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Sara said...

So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!)

Sarah said...

I am so into working with what I have. Great ideas. And candy cane martinis sound interesting. I miss those times when I had my circle of friends. I am still building my circle in my new city.

Noelle said...

I love that you finally did the luncheon, I know how you can have ideas and never do them! Your table is very nice and I love all the creative touches!

Danielle said...

Hi Angie,
This is awesome! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with some really good friends. So important to us girls, isn't it : )
I love your idea of using scrapbook paper for placemats. Also, could you share the recipe for candy cane martinis. My mouth is watering..... : )


sstone said...

What a very fun party! I love this idea. I think I might try to do something like this with some of my friends. Lol, by the time I get to it, it probably won't be Christmas though.:)

Patti said...

What a lovely thing to do for the oreo pops. I do a girlfriend happy hour every year and this year there will be about 25 of us - it is so important to take time out for just the girls!!

Lindsi B said...

Oh my word that Christmas table is FABULOUS!!!! I'd love you to link up with us.

Dixie n Dottie said...

This looks like it was fun! I love the polka dot napkins!

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