Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Party Time

Our annual holiday party is coming up on the 19th. This will be our third holiday party and we're really excited about it. I thought the evite I put together was just too cute not to share. I used the picture above and the text below.

We have one of our friends come in who loves to tend bar and he always puts together the best drink list. We put out a huge spread of food and simply ask that people show up to have a great time.

Last year our party was a Post Holiday, Holiday Party (since we had just gotten married in November) with a Bad Gift Exchange where everyone had to bring the worst gift they'd gotten for Christmas. There were some very bad gifts indeed.

I'll share the planned menu with you later this week, so if you have any ideas for great appetizers that you serve at parties, please feel free to share!

With no further ado, our Holiday Party Evite!

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house,
The creatures were stirring, including the spouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
All hope was abandoned, they were covered in pet hair.

Once children everywhere were tucked into bed,
The Potts decided, twas time to break bread.
The wedding was past, the first year they'd conquered,
They picked a perfect night, for all to get schnockered.

She broke out her pen, to try and be witty,

With good times on the brain, she broke out this ditty.

The Potts', yes it’s true,

They survived their first year,

What better way to celebrate,

Than a house filled with cheer.

We'll be tasting and dipping,

And definitely sipping!

Put your drinking caps on,

You know it's sure to be fun

With Preston a'pourin

A whole lot of rum.

We hope you'll join us as we celebrate our third annual holiday celebration!


Anonymous said...

This is so clever! Can I come? :)

Lindsey said...

OMG this was the cutests and so clever!!!

Susannah said...

Too too cute! I will be there! Ha! :D Does this stress you out trying to plan it all and get it all together?

Gwen said...

So cute!!! You are too creative. :) XOXO

Brittany Ann said...

I LOVE IT! What an amazing invitation! That invitation is reason enough to go! your guests will love it!

Deelsu said...

too fun!

Lexilooo said...

Love it!

I just hosted a holiday cookie swap this past weekend. For snacks, we had deviled eggs, pigs in blankets, cheese and crackers, hummus and pita, those little pizza rolls, and a few other things.

One thing that I love, but didn't make this time-

asparagus wrapped in roast beef. take a pound or so of asparagus and blanch it, then quickly put it into a dish of iced water. take a slice of roast beef (thin sliced, from the deli) and spread boursin cheese on it, and then wrap the asparagus in it. so easy, and so good!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I LOVE IT!! How creative and fun!!
I bet you are amazing hosts!

For an app. This does not SOUND that delish, BUT, I swear, it is the first dip/app to get DEVOURED EVERY.SINGLE. TIME I bring it somewhere.
It is buffalo chicken dip.
Cream cheese spread on bottom of glass pyrex is what I use.
Chicken Shredded (I boil the chix then shred it up) Add Buffalo sauce –Red hot I think I use. Blue cheese dressing. Mix in some shredded cheese and pour that over cream cheese. Put more cheese on top and put in oven. I will look up the time if you are interested.
Sometimes, I make it spicy, sometimes I make it mild. IT IS really good and really fattening!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I love it...you are so darn cute and creative. I know it is sure to be a great time. I can't wait to hear all about it and see the pictures.

katie + bret said...

Awww! What an adorable and clever invite!! Good job chica!

Lil' Woman said...

That was so clever,,,if I ever have a holiday party..I might have to steal that and replace names! :)

MCW said...

Wish I could get schnockered with you!

Carol said...

Cute! That is so creative!

Jenny DB said...

AAAhhhh sooo good!!! Love your lil poem. So clever:)

d.a.r. said...

So adorable and clever!!! I bet you are one amazing hostess!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

HOW FUN!!! So cute!

MCW said...

and I tagged you!

The Pink Chick said...

This is so creative and adorable!!! I love it!

Notes From the Grove said...

LOL! Oh my gosh, yet ANOTHER reason--no wait, TWO other reasons to adore you completely:

1. WE entertain and throw parties all the time. SERIOUSLY. All the time.

2. I like to write poems too!

Here's one I made up on the spot for you:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
The Pottses like to party
And the Hobbses do too!

LOL! That was lame.

Whitney said...

So fun! Y'all are so creative!