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Sunday, December 9, 2012

did someone say christmas party?


 did someone say party

christmas party, birthday party, dinner party....we all love parties don't we...any excuse to get together and laugh...really...this year at my house we will be celebrating both a birthday and christmas back to back...thought i would share my work in progress...which isn't quilting but rather a party for my granddaughter who turns one on dec 16...the christmas tree on the maternity ward last year was decorated in a nutcracker theme...this was so fitting as her mother was and still is a huge nutcracker ballet fan...


the table is getting set and awaiting the legions of goodies

elizabeth and i have worked back and forth on plans for decorations and menu...lots of sweets at this party...on the menu just to mention a few morsels are ballet shoe sugar cookies, mouse king sugar cookies, gingerbread snowflake cookies, gingerbread popcorn, candies nuts, white chocolate peppermint bark, dark chocolate macadamia nut bark, mennonite grandmother cookies, cupcakes and the list goes on...the goodie bags for small party guests to take home will have elf donuts, reindeer food, balls and more...the planning has been so much fun and making even more...




some party guests have already arrived...even the cold and snow could not keep them away...


Miss O contemplating her letter to Santa

even grandpa is getting into the swing of party planning...bring on the crystal, silver and guests lets get this party underway....
Happy birthday Olivia!
but for now we are going to join the party at 
party on dudes!!!


15 comments:

Thearica said...

You have such a sweet and precious little girl! That is what Christmas is all about! The children and the looks on their faces on Christmas morning. :)

Nanbon44 said...

The fun of having a little one in the house to enjoy all that Christmas holds... Ours are grown and the grandkids are teens, but they do enjoy the weekend visits to Nana's house to make things. Today we take on the Gingerbread houses

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoyed your wonderful photos!
This is such a fun party - I didn't even have to get out of my PJ's to attend! LOL

Rebecca Grace said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter! I especially enjoyed the photo of the snowy yard beyond the window, behind your nutcracker. I wish I could paste that view over my own window and block out the green lawns of North Carolina! :-)

Quilting Babcia said...

What a little sweetie! My baby will be celebrating her 30th birthday on the 16th - a wonderful day for a birthday! Please please show us a full photo of that penguin quilt that is peeking out of a corner of one picture in this post! Looks adorable. Merry Christmas!

Cornwoman said...

Happy Birthday to Olivia! And a Blessed Christmas to her grandparents and her entire family.

LynCC said...

What a pretty tree! And OH MY GOSH!!! You have a "Once Upon a Star" all finished up!! :D

Nina Marie said...

ohhh love your table trees - they're so pretty!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Your beautiful granddaughter would make any party a hoot...she is just so beautiful.

You folks go all out....I can't even imagine all that cooking. Sounds like a fun tradition and those Nutcrackers....well....lets just say....you win the GIANT size Nutcracker award!!! LOL...I've never seen one that big.

Merriest of Christmases to you!

Smiles,
Kelly

Missy Shay said...

What a fun first birthday party! Can I come? LOL

The Quilted Dog said...

I love,love,love the horse quilt! I so admire who can create out of the box!

SewCalGal said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Olivia! She definitely looks like she is going to be a party girl.

What a fun Christmas your family is going to have. Always so special with a little one.

Thanks for coming to the Quilter's Christmas Party and sharing insights and holiday cheer.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Caroline Heinrichs said...

so what is that lovely penguin quilt peeking out beside the tree?
Looks awesome, one of yours?
Party time soon for everyone.
Carli

Vickie said...

Miss O is precious! I would like to see a better picture of the wall hanging behind your pretty tree. Thanks for stopping by my place to enter the giveaway!

Val said...

Olivia is very cute looking. Your tree is fabulous.