Monday, February 9, 2015

The SIXTH Annual White Elephant Party!

Worst blogger of the year award definitely goes to me. It has been exactly a month since the SIXTH Annual Post-Holiday White Elephant Party, and I have yet to post about it! 

If you're new around here, here's the basic rundown... for the past six years, each January, my friend Alexandra and I have thrown a party and asked our friends to bring the WORST gift they got over the holiday season to trade in a white Elephant game! We make delicious food, we drink, we snack, we nosh, we get competitive... it's a great time and we all look forward to it every year! (Check out our parties from past years - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010!)

Me and Al. Hostesses with the mostest!

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This year, because of our crazy schedules, we decided to break tradition (the last two years have been a Sunday brunch shindig) and throw a little wine & cheese party on a Friday night. Of course, I was not content to JUST stick to serving plain old cheese... so we also served veggies, dips, charcuterie, homemade crostini (feta and roasted tomato + goat cheese with proscuitto), and the big hit of the evening... SUSHI! I ordered a party tray from a fabulous little place I like and the whole platter was gone in less than ten minutes. 

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I stocked my bar cart with wine and booze and put up my cute little drink stand - an engagement gift from my sis which I LOVE - and filled it with champagne, soda, sparkling juices, and more.

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Here is the pile of gifts before the game got started. This year's haul included some crazy stuff - a Grumpy Cat stuffed animal, flavored liqueurs, an iPhone 6 Hobbit-themed cover, an amazing leopard ombre scarf that I actually really wanted, stinky candles, nail polish, Wild West-patterned kitchen towels, and a Snoopy-themed HOT DOG maker that yours truly ended up with :)

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Goofing around during the game:

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Three musketeers :)

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I love this picture because everyone says I look exactly like my mom here and I agree:

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More pals!

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Every year, Alexandra and I take this picture with our friends from high school. We always say how much fun we have when we get together and it really only happens at this party every year, so we actually planned an outing for dinner and it's taking place tomorrow night! 

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Another year, another fun White Elephant party! Can't wait for the SEVENTH annual shindig!

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