I set up a few things on Saturday night for the party today. I had intended to take more pictures today of the rest of the goodies, but I was just too tired to think straight. I've been fighting something for about two weeks now (I think I have bronchitis, actually) and I've just been so completely exhausted, no matter how much sleep I get. So, all I can share is what I did last night.
Here's the "drink station."
I decided to put together a tea basket, as many of my friends drink hot tea. There are no less than 15 different kinds of tea in here, as well as 3 kinds of hot chocolate.
I love these mugs. I only wish I had more than 4 of them.
There, that's better. They kinda match my Pampered Chef snowman plates.
These are Pampered Chef 'things,' but I'm not really sure what the hell they are actually intended to be used for. I decided to put them at the 'tea bar' so people could use them to hold their tea bag after it steeps. Usually, I put tea lights in them and line them up in another platter.
I know you can't tell from this picture, but those 'tubes' are actually vanilla-flavored Equal.
Here are those cute snowman plates I mentioned. I love them! They were a hostess bonus from one of my past shows.
I even busted out the M&M guys for today. They were freshly loaded with M&Ms.
I picked up this little tchotchke for my friend, Denise, who is also my Pampered Chef lady. I thought he was the perfect Santa for her!
Ok, that's all I got. I feel like I've been run over by a mack truck. There's still some cleaning up to do. I've already washed two sink-fulls of dishes. There's one more to go. It just may have to wait til tomorrow, when my back isn't KILLING me. I need to lie down. But, today was worth every bit of pain I'm in right now. I was able to see several friends who I haven't seen in a very long time, including 8741. I'm SO glad you and T-Bone could join us today!!
Oh, and the cake was actually a big hit. It was even uglier (if that's even possible!) when I took it out of the fridge today. The 'frosting' (cool-whip) cracked and the red icing bled, which made it look like a cake that was more appropriate for a Nightmare Before Christmas cake! But, let me tell you, nobody gave a rat's ass after we tasted it. It was REALLY good! There were two little pieces left after everyone was gone, and Stud and I polished them off. I'll definitely be making that again. And again! I'm thinking of making one next week for Thanksgiving. I'm already planning how I can make it look like a turkey.
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