Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tis the Season

We threw a big Christmas party last night! It was so much fun and will definitely be a new tradition!

Vanilla bean cupcakes with buttercream frosting, red velvet cream cheese brownies, sausage dip, chocolate covered pretzels and gingerbread cookies.

Eggnog cheesecake bars and spiced rosemary nuts that Bryan made! The nuts were spicy and wonderful! Good job, babe!
Eggnog, whipped cream, hot chocolate, apple cider, marshmallows and gingerbread houses!
Everything was labeled so that no one was in danger of accidentally ingesting something they might have allergies to (nuts) or eating something against their dietary restrictions (gelatin).

Mulled Cider and tiny gingerbread houses for garnish on the side of your cup! See the one perched on the "Merry Christmas Y'all" cups above? Aren't those fun? My mom sent me some from Mistletoe Marketplace!

Homemade marshmallows: cinnamon, powdered sugar, cocoa, peppermint

Bryan arranged the kitchen so he could mix drinks and chat.
The seasonal cocktail menu: Amazing!

A Partridge in a Pear Tree gingerbread.
Pattern Here


There ended up being about 25 people here, and everything was perfect! We met some new friends of friends, wished old friends the happiest of holidays and vowed to see everyone in the new year! I can't believe how fast this year flew by!


  1. Did y'all literally drink from the gingerbread houses?? How great!

  2. I think it was worded strangely. You are the third person to ask me that question! Look again at the picture and caption, I tried to explain a little better! (Also if my gingerbread construction skills were better, they may have been watertight, but alas, they were not!)

  3. My what a party!!! Be careful or you will be known as "The couple who give the best parties" You both amaze me

  4. This looks amazing! Those cocktails look incredible. And your decorations are gorgeous.

    We would love to see you two--and Boston!--again soon.