Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

It's that time again- Tablescape Thursday!! Visit Between Naps on the Porch to see her Tablescape and many more.

Last Friday I hosted a holiday cocktail party at my house for just the girls. My friend said she had a dress she had been dying to wear so we all decided to dress up. We seemed to have perfect timing when we saw the forecast for Friday's weather...27 degrees for the high!!!

Anywho, I managed to remember to snap a few photos as I set up before my guests arrived.
And that is why my pictures look so bad- I had to take them at night which I don't usually like to do. I set up everything buffet-style on the dining room table.
I decided to serve 2 signature cocktail drinks: champagne with pomegranate juice (to give it that festive red color) and a candy cane martini. Someone else brought bubble gum flavored vodka which was pretty amazing! I also set out some cheese curds and sausage and baked up some mini quiches to snack on. The other girls brought spinach dip and bread. Yum!
I set out some stirrers and coasters...
...a tray with champagne glasses and cocktail glasses...
...and a festive-looking vase with a candle and some mini ornaments.
I made these tags that say "eat, drink, & be merry" using scrapbook paper and stickers.

And here we are (minus the one taking the picture). I was starting to get sick this day so I don't look my prettiest :)
Happy holiday hosting!


  1. Dress up and drinks with just the girls sounds like fun. I like your creative tags.

  2. Cute part and love the table with the adorable tags!! GREAT idea!!

  3. I meant to say cute PARTY . . .it's getting late and I need to go to bed! ;)

  4. A girlfriend cocktail party--sounds like fun! Love the tags. --Delores

  5. A dressy party for the girls, love it. Your table is very festive. Love the tags! Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing.