[Sub-Titled: A Party In Review*]
THE GOOD: The party went very well. The pre-party helper elves were wonderful. Highly recommend that approach to party giving.
The homemade hot dips were a hit. Next year I’ll make more of those. Chips & dips were very popular as well. Healthy veggies & humus & dry snacky snacks, like sesame sticks & salted cashews, were not so popular. [Of course, those may be more for me than the party guests.]
The wraps and the pretzel sandwiches, which we got from the Kroger deli, were snarfed. Inhaled. As was were the fancy cheeses & fruits pastes & crackers & wafers. God bless Murray’s Cheese [at Kroger] for putting together a perfect cheese board.
The plates of cookies from a local German bakery were a big hit. Truly yummy. And the adorable cupcake Santa from the Kroger bakery was almost all eaten, leaving behind a rather Dali-esque image of Mr. Claus. Oddly though, candy like M&Ms and Snickers was hardly touched. Who’d of thought?
THE BETTER: The pre-party started at 5:30 p.m. The last party guests left at 1:30 a.m. [The helper elves were spending the night with us. So we all went to bed at 2:00 a.m. after doing a fast pre-collapse clean-up.]
During our 8 hours of merriment we went through 7 bottles of wine, 40 bottles of beer, 20 cans of soda & 20 bottles of water. There was also some shots of bourbon & a Brazilian liquor. [Both were gifts. Both were tasty.]
THE UGLY: I got hurt during our party when I dropped an ottoman on my left big toe. The wooden leg of the ottoman went exactly onto my big toe. Not onto the floor. Not onto the top of my foot. No, it went onto my toe which was inside my cute Stuart Weitzman flats– which I’m sad to report do nothing to stop a falling object, like an ottoman, from hurting a toe. Wussy shoes.
Nothing is broken so I’ll probably survive this self-inflected act of stupidness. But really, it hurt when I did it. And it still hurts as I sit here typing. *meh* So on that cheery note, I’m out of here. Going to put my foot up with a bag of ice on it. Take some acetaminophen. And rest my weary self.
* This post is probably more for me than for my readers. I need to put this info somewhere where I’ll find it next year. And as I always know where my blog is, a post here seems like the logical place to me.
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