Thursday, December 5, 2013

ramblings and my party...

Hey everyone, thank you all so much for your camera recommendations,
 50% of you LOVE your Nikon and 50% of you LOVE your Canon ~ perfect! :)

Also, thanks for the fun comments on our mantel and bookcases,
if you haven't decorated yours yet and are stumped for ideas the Merry Mantel Party
is your go to source for inspiration!

 I'm so sorry, I was such a bad blogger at my Annual Girlfriend party, the photos are basic,
 nothing pretty about them. :(  I didn't want to give away too much of our Christmas
 decor because of the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour and some parties. 
Despite the bad pics, it's one of my favorite events of the season and I'm fortunate to
have these wonderful women as my friends.  

what I found in my closet to wear...
black ribbed turtleneck, statement necklace,
sheer leopard print maxi skirt, black boots

what we merrily ate and drank...
poinsettia cocktails, stilton stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, asian meatballs,
shrimp ceviche, antipasto kabobs, individual baked mac 'n cheese
warm molten chocolate cake & coffee with baileys


what the creative girls brought...
favorite enchilada sauce and tortillas, variety of dried fruits, scarves, picture frames with bling,
two buck chuck, collection of handmade christmas cards, lemon hand soap, traditional frames,
 hand cream and I brought meyers dish soap and dish towel.

 

 


 

what we watched come in...
a blustery snowstorm out the dining room window


If you'd like to see prettier photos you can check out last year's party here.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!!
Stop by on Monday, I'll be sharing a little holiday diy project. 






32 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Wow you do know how to throw a party...the snippets are gorgeous! And you got a snowstorm to boot? It couldn't get more festive feeling! Thanks for sharing...

Kathy said...

LOVE your necklace!!! Any tips on where I might buy it!?!?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are so adorable! great outfit! and i LOVE that scarf- someone made it?!?! i LOVE love love!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

I love girlfriends parties :) You looks so chic!

Cathy Wall said...

LOVE your holiday attire, you look gorgeous! Glad your party was festive and lovely, it really sounds like such a wonderful time and truly I'm happy that is what you were able to focus on!

Julia Konya said...

You look adorable. Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

Oh how fun! You look precious and I love the maxi!! Happy Weekend! Headed over to the mantel party ... I am feeling lackluster!! xo

Sharon @ Novara Way said...

I am still in ahhhhhhh over your bedroom walls! Looks like the food was amazing, I can almost taste it from my iPad....
Sharon

Vel Criste said...

You look very pretty and chic Pam! And the party fun and festive! Glad you had fun!!

Dana Frieling said...

It looks like it was fabulous even minus fancy pictures! You're so stinkin' cute. :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love this tradition of yours. You look beautiful, and the girls are really creative. That snowstorm is pretty to see on my laptop.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You look soooo pretty and festive, and why is it that you don't post more pictures of yourself on this blog my beautiful friend??? You and your friends are so creative, I love seeing what you come up with for gifts…..it looks like a wonderful and fun night together!

Unknown said...

You look beautiful and chic! Love your maxi. The food looks delicious and it's such fun to see the creative gifts. Thanks for sharing, Pam!


Lori

Andrea said...

That's my idea of a party, great food, friends and presents! You look so chic in your leopard. Glad your party was a success. Looking forward to seeing your house on the tour!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

How fun! Love your outfit Pam :) Have a great weekend! xo Kristin

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Looks like so much fun!! You look beautiful!! LOVE that necklace :)

NN Bartley said...

Re: Canons and Nikons. I have the Nikon and love it BUT you cannot see the pic you are about to take without putting your eye up to the camera. It has a sensor so there is no way to hold the camera say at waist level and see what the camera is "seeing". Does that make sense? I've heard the cañon does have the capability to preview what the camera is about to take without putting your eye to the lense. Since I am at the age where I can't see anything without my readers...using my Nikon involves taking my glasses on and off constantly

NN Bartley said...

And excuse the errors above... Sometimes my iPad freezes up on comments and won't let me correct. Grrrr..

René said...

You are adorable! Would love to live closer and party with you! XO

Peggy W said...

OH Pam, how truly delightful! I love seeing your Christmas party each year! It reminds me of the parties hosted by one of the ladies from our church in Alaska. I miss them dearly! Okay now I am convicted and am going to have to start the tradition here with some dear friends (it will be ironic if we end up moving to Denver though... Chris put in for a job out at Buckley which would be a dream come true... I miss my family that still lives in the Denver metro area and have made many new friends via blogs who live in the area as well! pray for us! We only want this move if it is God's will!)

I am so glad you had such a delightful time! ANd thank you so very much for sharing with us! Your posts are always such a delight!

Therese said...

Could you be any cuter? Seriously.

Mallory High said...

What a fun tradition! So lucky to have such a great group of friends. Love your look for the event too - you can't miss with a black turtleneck and a statement necklace! I love your holiday party pics. Very inspirational!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

Love your outfit...party perfect! I'm sure you girls had a fun time together. What a great tradition to keep among best friends! Enjoy your weekend!

therelishedroost said...

Wow, looks a wonderful time had by all!!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You looked adorable for the party!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love this party and your leopard maxi!! You always look fabulous Pam! Have a warm and cozy weekend. I hear the high in Denver is 17 today? snuggle by the fire! xo Nancy

Bethany DeVore said...

looks like a great party!

Lisa Rozario said...

You and your friends certainly know how to throw a party - what a fantastic menu! Such fun! You are fortunate to have such a great group of friends, Pam!

Jenny said...

Your girlfriend party looks fantastic, and can I just say how cool your outfit is? I love it, and never would have thought of the sheer maxi - amazing!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Looks like a ton of fun and I love your outfit!

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...
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Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

The joys of typing on an iPad, I spotted an error, but managed to post the comment instead of correcting it. I always enjoy seeing your Christmas parties, they look like a lot of fun. The snowstorm was an added bonus, and the perfect backdrop. I too love your outfit.

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