I did make the cake myself, but the fancy cookies were all my Mom. I think I need to get a few recipes from her. She also made the pretty tarts.
When we bought this house one of the first things Travis envisioned was hosting his office Christmas party in it. So it was fun to see that dream come to fruition last night. I was pretty proud of my Boss-Man husband. Even though you don't know these people (I met some last night for the first time myself) just humor me while I post my house and husband hosting an office Christmas party.
We had a white elephant gift exchange with everyone last night. My kids thought it was hilarious. They'd never seen one before, and I was thinking that might actually be fun to do at a kids party. Maybe a cousin gift exchange is in order, except the real little ones might not be happy with all the gift stealing.
Travis and I also thought it would be fun to do some "Dundee" type awards. So he made up some fun certificates to give to everyone with inside office jokes. Marsha, my Mother-in-law works for Travis as his administrator, and her award was for "having the greatest son ever." Travis thought it was pretty funny, Marsha's reaction was classic.
So thanks for humoring me, and I know you are wondering, but don't worry, that's just fancy root beer, we wouldn't serve alcohol in our home (or anywhere else for that matter). In fact my kids thought the whole party was fancy (I think my Mom's silver punch bowl had something to do with the use of that word, but I guess we should take them out more often). I'm glad I at least had them fooled! Hallie kept on saying, "Mom this is the fanciest party ever, I know you learned how to be fancy from your Mom." I told her she was right. Thanks again Mom for helping us to be so fancy!