We had our party on Saturday and it was a great excuse to get together with friends! As I mentioned before, my pal Hannah lent us the tables, chairs, plates, silverware, and glasses from her stock at Commonwealth. When she came over, we thought a simple garland from Trader Joes (8 feet for $6.99) would be great and simple. We mixed in a great bead garland my mom gave to us a few years ago along with brass candles and antlers. I got the gray cardstock from 'Paper Source' and got the cute linen napkins from Acme ($25 for a roll of 25...cute, right?). Hannah cut off sprigs of the garland to stick through the name cards for a simple and cute table setting. It looked really nice with all the candles lit up at night to light up the room.
Jeremiah made pulled-pork sliders, lil' smokies, and we had some wine, milk & cookies, sparkling cider, and snacks for everyone. All the guests brought a dish to share which included a chocolate Bundt cake, strawberry cheesecake, cream cheese shrimp cocktail dip, veggie trays, champagne, spinach dip, a green bean dish, etc. It was all fantastic. We have food for days over here!
Saturday morning, we had another party to go to which we were all very excited about: A Santa breakfast! It.Was.Awesome.
All in all, it was a great weekend spent with great friends (and eating lots of great food). By the way, Jeremiah got a little drunk at the party. It was hilarious. :)