Today I hosted a holiday party for good friends! It was a wonderful few hours of good company, good food and most importantly - a project for a good cause. We enjoyed a brunch table of goodies and then made blankets and assembled bags for the nonprofit Project Night Night, http://projectnightnight.org/. Project Night Night helps children in homeless shelters by providing them with a blanket, stuffed animal and story book. Guests brought books and stuffed animals - I prepped fleece for blankets and then we tied them during the party. We assembled the bags and taged them for girl or boy and appropriate age. It was alot of fun to visit and do something to help others.
My parents have made my sister and I an advent calendar every December since we were very little. Each year's is different and unique and definitely one of my favorite traditions of the holiday. This year, I wanted to make Advent Calendars for four of the little people in my life. I sewed felt stocking with fun designs for each day, strung the stockings on ribbon and them filled the stocking with fun, little gifts! Two went to three children in England and one to a little girl much closer to me. Enjoy!
Belated photos from a Holiday OPen House I co-hosted with my family before the holidays. We have a buffet of so many delicious cookies! Color scheme was gold and white with a little sparkle thrown in for good measure. It was all as delicious as it looks!
One of my favorite decorations was the marquee film poster we created. We purchased a vintage movie poster and adhered it to a large piece of black foam core board. I cut pieces to frame the poster and then cut holes for the lights. I used Christmas ball shaped bulb lights which I secured through each hole. It looked great once it was lit up!
Our annual Halloween party was this week and it was a wonderful evening! Our theme this year was "Vintage Horror Films" and we played it up through the decorations and menu. It was a seated dinner for eight. Here are my favorite shots of the decorations - check the next post for food and menu.
Invitations with film strips for details and vintage movie poster card.
"Concesssion stand" inspired desserts
Movie theater poster place cards and menu on plate
Marquee style movie poster
Decorations - the boxes in the glass jar are favors with homemade chocolates
Thirty five year-old who loves to entertain - especially the planning and preparation part of it. My dream is to open a party planning and catering business that specializes in baby and wedding showers and sophisticated children's parties.