every year a few of my best friends & i meet up to celebrate the holidays and have some of those belly-wrenching laughs. this year we gathered at my house and everyone brought something to eat or drink along with a surprise for a gift exchange. the potluck was amazing, we had a variety of dishes and wines and you know the best nights are when everyone is huddled in the kitchen around the island. there were about five crock pots lined up at one point and all of the food was so delicious! there were meatballs, brisket (i followed this recipe again), pineapple ham, mac & cheese, chick-fil-a minis, artichoke dip, caesar salad, cranberry puff pastries, pigs in a blanket, whoopie pies and yum yum cake. i’ve come to learn that hosting means you get to keep the leftovers…perks!
there were games, good laughs and memories made. can’t wait to see what next year brings for all of us.
i snapped a few photos of the party, scroll down for more if you’d like to see…
rosé, anyone?customized napkins that say “the benita’s” that were gifted to me last holiday seasona 3-D wall décor idea i got from this postcharcuterie board by marli, she whipped this up in under 5 minutes & it was gone just as fast!about to exchange giftsmirelle, my love, the ringleader so many good gifts under the tree & molly actually brought a legit gift this year (ha!)#socialsabotage – it was like “cards against humanity” but with things you would have to do on social media or through text message and then it was up to the person whether they would post/do whatever it was
girls christmas party photos from past years, in order from most recent:
2016- matchbox american kitchen
2015- marli’s house
2014- dallas beer kitchen
2013- bryan street tavern