Well, as of tomorrow, it will have been one week since my first holiday party. I held it the weekend before finals week, and while it was nice to spend that weekend cooking and decorating and catching up with friends, it meant that I was cramming for my exams this past week. But, luckily finals are over, and I’m finally on winter break.
Ok, back to the party. 🙂 I never realized how much work went into putting these things together until I actually put one together myself. 😉 And this wasn’t even a big party, I can’t imagine how Martha stewart puts together those massive holiday parties with the swags and lights everywhere. Of course, she has a staff of minions who work on this for her. unfortunately, my poor college student budget did not allow for a staff of minions to help me decorate and cook. 😉
Anyways, I spent Friday evening and most of Saturday morning cooking and getting things together, before getting myself together:
And after that, it was time for the party! Here was the spread I put together:
Most of the party was spent eating and chatting, although we did decorate sugar cookies towards the end. Oh, and my roomie (who’s basically like a blonde version of me! We’re both petite crafty history majors) was able to make it towards the end, as well. I love that we both wore suede shoes in Christmas colors!
She also gave me my present that night, and it was a really cute gold bow hair comb, which will definitely be getting a lot of wear. I haven’t gotten her present yet (bad me!) so that will be remedied sometime next week.
So, that was my party in a nutshell. I made way too much food, so I had leftovers all week (I was literally eating a cupcake and a cookie everyday. But, it was finals week, so that was a welcome reward for studying so hard everyday). Anyways, I hope your holiday season has been going well so far. I still have a few Christmas gifts to sew up, so that’s what I’ll be working on this weekend and probably into next week. I love being able to sleep in and spend my days crafting and sewing, without having to worry about school work. 🙂