Friday, January 23, 2009

It's a Party, Ya'll!!!

Tomorrow is Mr. Potts & my 2nd Annual Holiday party. Although this year, it is with a few twists. We're having it in January, because, well, December is so stinking busy! Not only that, but people tend to hibernate in January and we thought this would be a great way to get our friends together in the new year.

Our second twist involves a Bad Gift Exchange. This is where people will bring the worst gift they received at Christmas. You know the one - the full face ski mask that your sister gave you even though your average temperature in the winter is the high 40's. How about that holiday decorated candle holder that doesn't go with anything you own - not even your Christmas stuff? Mmm hmmm...should be interesting.

The most important part of our party however, involves food & drink. Obviously. :)

Bartender P will be coming by in the afternoon to set up his mobile bar in our garage - we're putting in space heaters for him & the smokers. Aren't we wonderful hosts? He always comes up with creative names for our parties. Last year my fave was a yummy pink drink - I can't remember it all, but it was SO good!!

I'm planning our menu right now for heavy snacks. What do you think? Anything that you LOVE that is easy to make that you don't mind sharing with me, I'd love!!

Roasted vegetable tapenade with garlic jalapeƱo bread
Spicy Sausage balls - made with chipotle cheddar cheese
Black bean & corn salsa with blue corn tortilla chips
Cheese ball with assorted crackers
Meatballs - in a sweet & spicy marinade
Toasted ravioli
Some sliced cheese & crackers

What do you think? Should I add anything?


SassyEngineer said...

Sounds like fun. I love the idea of doing it January! I always use my birthday as an excuse in January to get everyone together.

Dina said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. i am italian so all of my dinner parties involve antipasto..lots of olives, artichokes, roasted red , proscuitto. easy and always a hit.

Kristen said...

You should add me to the party!

That sounds like such fun! Except I do wear a ski mask when I run because even though it may be 40 degrees I can't breath and run in the cold :-) I mask is black so it looks like I robbed a bank and I'm on the run!

Steph C said...

I always like me some yummy bruchetta!!! YUMMERS!!!!!

*Kimmie* said...

How fabulous! Have a blast!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hmmm, what time can I come by? :) Sounds wonderful, love the idea of a January holiday party!!!!!