This is the first time I've hosted anything in my home in over two years. I've missed it!
It might sound crazy, but having a second child really rocked my world. There are several things I stopped doing after having Sydney. Due to having a baby, having major surgery, etc., I feel like I'm just getting back to my normal self. I look forward to having more friends into my home in the new year!
I didn't go all out on decorating.
My front porch had a few decorations to greet my friends and I decorated the mantel.
It was potluck and these girls brought a spread of food.
It was all so yummy!
I made hot cider and coffee punch.
Y'all, this coffee punch is AMAZING.
My sister gave me the recipe.
I want this at every party from here on out.
1 quart vanilla ice cream
3 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups freshly brewed coffee (I used pre-made/unsweetened Starbucks iced coffee)
Coffee Ice Cubes (I made these with the Starbucks iced coffee)
Just mix the above ingredients and top each cup with whipped cream.
I totally forgot to set out the whipped cream, but it was still delicious!
We played the Favorite Things Giveaway and the Purse Game.
I love seeing what women carry in their purses. HA!
It was so much fun.
After the party, I went across the street to get my neighbor to take a group picture for us.
As I was walking back, I could see all of my friends talking/laughing and my heart felt so full.
There is absolutely nothing like the gift of girlfriends.
I need them in my life and I'm grateful for each and every one of them.
Love to all,