First Christmas Party of the Season
I had my first Christmas party for the year Saturday afternoon with the ladies' group at my church . I had a lot of fun even though I arrived late and left early because I wasn't comfortable leaving Guiness the Cat alone for long after his hypoglycemia episode that he told you about .
In the past, we've met at a restaurant for our get-together, but it's so difficult to sit and talk in a restaurant when you have a fairly large group. We've also held pot-luck dinners in the fellowship hall at church where it's easier to socialize, but the last couple of years we've combined the best of both options and had our party catered. That way we can treat ourselves without the hassle of taking a group to a restaurant.
After our meal, we exchange gifts. This year, I got things I desperately needed and wanted: kitchen towels and salt and pepper shakers. My kitchen towels are all too old and worn to be pretty anymore. My old salt and pepper shakers had gotten in such sorry shape, I threw them out quite a while ago and I've been looking for new cute but affordable ones since. Trying to sprinkle salt by hand out of the container has gotten pretty old, so I'm really excited about these. I'll be using these little snowmen well after Christmas.
Last year, one of the ladies brought us a craft to make that was as cute as it could be. We had such fun, we appointed her to bring one again this year. I didn't stay for craft time since I wanted to get back to check on Guiness as soon as possible, but I'll do a post on last year's craft as well as a tutorial. It's a really easy, fun little snowman that is so cute, I left mine on the kitchen counter all year.
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