I love hosting parties, especially holiday parties. I enjoy it so much that this year we are hosting two parties! One for friends and one for family. One of my favorite parts of hosting a party is coming up with the theme or creative ways to celebrate that are unique and that I haven’t done before. Some of the ideas I had for this year’s parties were wreath decorating, ornament exchange, and a London-themed Christmas tea party.
For our friends party I settled on a low key shin dig complete with a hot cocoa bar, hors d'oeuvres, and lots of holiday sweets! For our extended family get together, I assigned each of the three individual families a country that our ancestors came from: Ireland, Italy and Croatia. Each family will be making food and a drink that represents their assigned country to be shared at my grandma’s house. It’s a fun take on the typical potluck dinner that ensures people will think outside of the box, and also allows us to learn and pay homage to the cultures that make our family unique!
What type of parties are you hosting or going to this year?