This weekend is our big Christmas cocktail party! It probably calls me out that I'm this excited - stay at home mom! Cocktail party! EXCITED!!! - but I confess, I can't wait to get dressed up and clink glasses with friends.
When we were brainstorming, we decided to make this a no-child party. It's rare - read: never - that we do this kind of thing, it's almost always movies & pizza for the kids while the parents sit in another room and drink wine, chat & act like goofs, or just a free-for-all with the kids in the yard and us trying to hold a conversation punctuated with cries like, "I SAID PLEASE DON'T,"
But, we didn't want the kids to miss out on the festivities entirely, and so we planned a cocoa + caroling party for later this month. I plan to load the table up with hot chocolate, candy canes & marshmallows & then afterwards we'll walk around the neighborhood singing to our friends.
My good friend Liz, & her husband Brian, are both artists and agreed to create the invitation for this party. Can you believe what they did? So gorgeous. I keep pestering them to open an etsy shop :) Sigh. I think I'm going to frame a copy. (Update: Brian agreed I could link to his website here & they are working on an etsy shop!)
PS - the bright red lipstick I plan to wear to the cocktail party.