Sunday, December 13, 2009

Small Group Christmas Party

Tonight our Small Group had its annual Christmas party. We've done different things over the years and this year Tim and Melissa hosted in their brand new home (like just built) and everyone brought a dish. It was very relaxing and fun.

As a gift for each person I made gift tags. I used a tag stamp that I got from Lisa (my SU demonstrator) and a tag stamp that I got from Jaydee. I love the way they turned out...I need to make some for myself.

I put the tags in these little boxes that I made out of card stock (and if I can remember where I got the idea from I will post about it). Then I used another stamped that I got from Jaydee...it says "a gift for you, Merry Christmas."

We had a nice spread of food:

Veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, and I made a cheese ball. I love being able to pull out my holiday spreaders.

Green bean casserole, broccoli and cauliflower, and I made mac and cheese.

Tim and Melissa provided the ham (Honey Baked Ham...nice!) and we also had meatballs and mashed potatoes. For dessert there was a heath cake and cranberry/apple crisp. We were all very full by the end.

The girls...Sabrina and me...Melissa, Meredith, Sara and Laura. We were missing two couples, sniff.

We played the White Elephant game. Rondell and I didn't bring anything because I throw everything away so we really didn't have anything gag to bring. But Sara and Elliott had an extra and they gave it to us to play. We ended up stealing the gift they wanted:

A beach umbrella and shades. The umbrella was our motivation so we can use it when we go to Destin. We agreed to share it with them.

Laura got these cute fuzzy earmuffs and some other stuff in a basket. She's such a good sport to take this picture.

Elliott recently went to China so he gave these toiletries as a gift.

Aren't we cool...here we are with our new umbrella.

It was a very nice evening...with great fellowship. Do you have a Small Group?

15 comments:

Kelli said...

I am now absolutely STARVING after seeing that spread of food! Everything looks delicious! :)
You and your hubby look very cool with your new umbrella. ;) Looks like everyone had fun. Wish we had a group of friends who had the time to do that kind of gathering. Seems everyone is so busy anymore, we do well to see each other at all. :(

Carrie said...

ok that food looked good! I love white elephant its so fun!

Love the last picture!

Have a great night!

Carrie

Joanna said...

It looks like a lot of fun! The food, yum!!

Carrie said...

So funny...you guys look ready for the beach, haha! What a fun party and yummy food! I do not have a small group, but get together with mops alot...which I've probably mentioned before, haha! Great pictures!

schwadette said...

SUCH fun - sad we had to miss it! :(. dude - if i knew you wanted a beach umbrella - you could have ours! we've tried to garage sale it and it NEVER sells! :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your cards and boxes are SUPER cute!! And yum...that mac and cheese looks so good too! Much better than the stuff out of the box...which is what I usually make:)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

OK - now I need to go eat breakfast. That food looks yummy yummy!

jaydee said...

Hi Kelli
I just got back and visited your site to see what you have been up to! You've been a very busy and creative gal. I love catching up with what you and the family have been doing - thanks for sharing your talent and your love of family and friends with us. It always makes me smile.
P.S. great use of the stamps, too :-)
hugs and blessings
jaydee

Angie S said...

Awww...it looks like you guys had a ball!

I love the White Elephant Christmas gift swap!

So fun!!

Have a good week!

Kelli said...

It looks like you guys all had a blast. I've seen your mac and cheese dish before and it looks yummo!

Emily said...

Looks like fun and fellowship! Perfect for a party!

jenjen said...

What a fun night! Everything looked like it was so fun. Those tags and little boxes are adorable!

And the food... Yum! Glad you had a great time Kelli!

XOOX
Jen

Rose said...

Hi Kelli! Looks like you had a fun party! Guess what? You won my Freebie Friday :) CONGRATS! Drop by my blog and send me an email with your info so I can mail off your goodie!
xo,
Rose

jennykate77 said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun!! I love those kinds of Christmas parties!

Kim3278 said...

I came over from Domestic Princess and saw your handywork. AMAZING! You are truely blessed with creativeness. I can't wait to read more.