Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Holiday Open House 2011

We've had quite a three days!
Christmas is officially over and I'm a little sad and glad all at the same time.
Believe it or not - I have all our decorations down except for the actual tree with lights!

I'm going to spend the next few days recapping our holiday weekend starting with our holiday open house on the 23rd.
We invited quite a few people including a lot of my family that is local along with friends and neighbors.
When it was all said and done we had nearly 40 people!
Over 30-adults and nearly 10-children.
 We decided early on to serve a holiday ham with assorted rolls and biscuits as part of our menu.
 Mustard and assorted jams for fixins'.
Southern, don't you think?
 Drinks included a sparkling punch with champagne on the side if you wanted it.
 Wines, beer, spirits for mixing along with my traditional Nottoway mulled cider punch.
 I think everything turned out lovely if I must say so.
 My parents and Brad's parents both drove in early for the party and helped with food.
My Mom put together this veggie tray with a yummy dip that I will have to post about later in the week.
 Holiday cheese board with venison summer sausage made from a deer my BIL killed.
 Gouda cheese logs.
 My friend Karen brought these little snacks that were delish!
I'll post about these later in the week as well.
 We also had goose breast my FIL brought and tons of yummy sweets and treats thanks to my cousin Katie.
 Of course, SIL and BIL were there. 
 With the munchkins in tow.
 Good friends Amanda and Elizabeth stopped by.
 Along with a slew of others.
 Including my cousins, the Morgado clan.
 Will we do it next year?
I hope so!
 It would be fun to make it annual event this year being our first.
Even Buddy had a good time!
Tomorrow, Christmas Eve!
Hope you all had a great holiday!


I Do Declare said...

You looked so pretty and festive!!! Everything looked perfect, your table looked great and I bet everyone had so much fun!!!

starnes family said...

It all looks lovely, Dee. Well done!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

Your open house was beautiful.

Thanks for the well wishes, and happy new year!!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

It looks like the house full of wishes for 2012! xx

DSS said...

WOW! I am impressed :) I love the idea of an "open house", and my heavens you did have the food didn't you???? I'm sitting here droolin. Definitely make a tradition. Looks like everyone was having a fantastic time!!

Nikki said...

I love your printed menus and your darling little colorblock dress! Everything looks so yummy, I definitely need to hear more about that dip.

Jena Roach said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! That food looks delish!!

donatelli98 said...

Looks awesome Dee! Looke like Buddy loved having all of the kids there! Lots a food closers to the ground!

Sara said...

Everything looked great, Dee!! I want the recipe for the artichoke tarts...yum!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

LOVE love love your dress! You look beautiful in all of the pictures!
Glad y'all had such a wonderful Christmas!

The Southern Wife said...

You look so cute! And I love all the decorations.