Did you hear that?! It was the sound of me knocking down one of my December goals. Woot!
6. Plan a Holiday Dinner for friends- DONE!
Last night was the 2nd Annual Ladies Holiday Dinner.
We had a table of 15 ladies at Maggiano’s to eat, drink and be merry. You would think arranging this many people to be at one dinner would be tough, but it was easy peasy. I sent out an evite to the regular Martini Monday crew and poof…they came. I was so excited!
The restaurant was decorated for the holidays and a few other big dinner parties were happening.
In addition to some yummy food, we also did a Yankee Swap. What do you call a gift swap in your area? I had never heard the term Yankee Swap until I moved to Boston. Then I had to learn all the rules. Giving gifts can get really complicated!
Now here is the embarrassing part. I thought I was being really clever by bringing a carafe and wine glass set from Crate & Barrel that I picked up last year on sale for times like these . Uhh…I should have looked at last year’s post on our holiday dinner because apparently I gave THE EXACT SAME THING last year. Holy crap.
Friends, I promise that next year will be a new gift. Mostly because I am out of the carafe and wine glasses. Kidding…kind of.
To top the night off we had dessert. Oh boy did we have dessert.
Wow. Just wow. I always love cheesecake, but the apple crostada was just perfect! Flaky, sweet, slightly tart, and delicious. So good!
Not to get too sappy and mushy, but I just have to say that I am so thankful for this wonderful group of ladies.These ladies are smart, successful, caring and funny individuals. I don’t get to see all of them often, but every time I do I make sure to acknowledge how lucky I am to have such a great group of friends. Me=Lucky Girl!
Do you do gift swaps with friends or family? What do you call it?