Monday, December 6, 2010

Third Annual Holiday Open House

The Husband and I hosted our holiday open house yesterday. We invite family, friends and neighbors to have a bite to eat, a glass of holiday spirits and an opportunity to paint ornaments for our porch tree.

The salt dough ornaments were ready to be painted and bedazzled.
I didn't get a photo of the food table, but it was loaded with goodies. :-)

The house was full of people, some more formally dressed than others.
One of our neighbors showed up in a tux, but I failed to get a photo. Notice a trend here?

We had several serious artists at work.
More artists.
Lots of catching up with friends occurred.
See the tree through the front window?
And there was a bit of silliness also. Our friend models TU and OU earrings.
Here's a close up of one of the ornaments. People take their painting very seriously around here.
And when the party ends, we have a lovely tree full of ornaments from our friends, family and neighbors.
We always have a lot of fun hosting this party. 

Does your family have a tradition of hosting a holiday party? If yes, what do you do?


  1. What a wonderful idea for a holiday get together.

  2. How super fun! Why do I live on the opposite end of town?!?