Lots of decor pictures, but NONE of the actual party. The afternoon of the party, I asked the husband to remind me to take pictures during the party. He did, only it was during breakfast the next morning, whoops! We were all too busy having a grand time to remember the pictures.
I served pretty traditional holiday party fare. Our dishwasher chose the week of the party to die a fast, leaky death, so large scale cooking was pretty much put on hold. I did buy a lovely ham and made hot mustard and pesto mayonnaise for the side, put out some veggies and dip, holiday snack mix, a big cheese platter, and a cake. My sister contributed a hot onion dip and a sweet cheese ball to round out the offerings. Everything was delicious! However, I over-bought where the ham was concerned and hope to never see another ham sandwich until June.
The hand drawn bow and evergreen wine cork toppers below were inspired by things found on the web. However, I neglected to save the source for either. The ideas just leaped out and stuck in my brain, so apologies to the brilliant minds that originally came up with them!