Monday, January 28, 2019

{Entertaining} Our Holiday Open House

We hosted a holiday open house this year and it was a lot of fun, a little less stressful than the Graduation Party and a perfect way to see everyone over the holidays.
 First off, I have to mention this beautiful vegan charcuterie board that College Girl put together for us.   She was definitely inspired and made two of them for the party.  This one had Trader Joe's stuffed grape leaves, TJ's crispbread crackers, hummus with pine nuts and pumpkin seeds, grapes, carrots, mini bell peppers, pistachios, roasted red peppers, almonds, dried fruit & dates rolled in coconut.
 I picked up some red and white flowers with a mix of evergreens and berries.and made lots of arrangements.  They lasted SO long!
 Here's the crate I bought on one of my thrifting trips.  I added red carnations, some greens and flameless tea lights.
 City Girl made a fabulous sangria that had red wine, orange liqueur, orange juice, seltzer and lots of apples, pears, cranberries, oranges and pomegranate seeds.  It was a hit!
 She made most of it the night before and added the seltzer on the day of the party.  The fruit was quite potent and yummy!
This was the bar set up in our den.
 On the porch I had a mix of real and flameless candles.
 The house was all set up for our guests (I didn't get many photos after our friends and families started arriving).
 The food table in the dining room started to fill up with lots of goodies.
 This was charcuterie board number two, this one had apples, grapes, nuts, pumpkin butter, grapefruit preserves, fig preserves, spicy mustard, crackers, cheeses and grapefruit slices.
 We set up all of the food in the dining room to keep the kitchen a little more clear (it's still becomes the hub of the party!)
We had so many desserts (not all pictured here) and treats from guest at the party. It was a fun night and hopefully will become an annual tradition!


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9 comments:

Andrea Nine said...

Everything looked is festive, fun and darling!! I would like that Charcuterie board for breakfast, lol!

Tamar SB said...

You are the hostess with the mostest!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...everything looks so nice and festive and what a bounty of eats! YUM! Love that crate! How perfect. And I spied that little red truck quick like! LOL! Girl, you can host you a party for sure. I need your energy! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It looks like you had such a fun open house party Heather! I like that the girls helped out with the appetizers and the sangria. :)

Zaa said...

HEY...I want to come to your party ...It looks fabulous ..What a delicious looking spread of yummies. I need to make that a Sangria,,m-m-m-m....You definitely know how to party ...Love that festive spirit !!! Hugs

Hena Tayeb said...

Sounds like fun.. love the lovely decor and set up

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Carla from The River said...

I want to come next year.. yummy!
I plan on making the Sangria. :-)
Carla

Clairejustine oxox said...

Looks so tasty Heather. I could just reach out and pop some on a plate :)

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Barefoot by the Sea said...

BEAUTIFUL HEATHER! I love seeing the decorations and the spread! Take me back! The charcuterie boards look amazing!

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