Prepping For A Party

It’s that time of year once again when lights go up, trees or Menorahs are decorated, cards go out and there are parties galore. We are once again opening up our house for our ornament exchange party. We used to have them every year until COVID hit. This is our first one post COVID. I think people are ready to party once again, and I think we are going to have a house full. I LOVE IT!

We have the house all decorated and are ready to welcome all family and friends through the door.

We did NOT put up our big Christmas tree this year, because we just aren’t trusting Juneau around it yet. But we did put up two of the smaller trees, and she is fine with those. So far. We still have to keep everything up high though, because she is still destructive and still acts like the Tasmanian devil.

The stockings are hung.

Before I start doing another round of cleaning and prepping for all the foods I am making, I am going to enjoy a morning cuppa.

I like to host potluck parties. I like to do this for a lot of reasons. It is cheaper and less work, but mainly I love to see the Holiday creations of others too. Don’t be fooled though. I will still be doing a lot of cooking too. You will just have to wait a bit longer to see what I prepare. πŸ™‚

I like ornament exchanges, even more so that white elephant exchanges, for a variety of reasons. When I was little, and couldn’t afford much for my parents, I started buying them ornaments for Christmas. I have been collecting eclectic Christmas ornaments ever since. We have so many different ornaments. We have expensive ornaments; ornaments from our travels around the world; ornaments that represent our hobbies and interests; and we have ornaments both old and new. Each one is unique and each one is priceless in its own way. Each and every one of our ornaments has a story behind it, and when you add up all the stories, you discover who we are. πŸ™‚

So with this, I wish you all a Happy Holiday season, whatever holiday you celebrate. ‘Tis the start of the season. Let it be merry and bright. And to all a good night.

Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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