Posted by Lauren
Last night was just so much fun. My friend Kimberly hosted the most fabulous holiday party at her house in Fresno and she pulled out all the stops!
Kyle, Darrin, Kevin, Savannah, and I carpooled the three hours down to Fresno around noon on Saturday. We stopped for a quick lunch at Panera and I loaded up on coffee – necessary when a long night is ahead! When we got to Kim’s, we helped her and Molly set up. She was so well organized with a spreadsheet checklist, recipes printed out that we could follow, and a clear plan for the bar/food/dessert areas – such a terrific party planner and host!
We donned our cocktail attire, poured a few drinks, and got the Martinis and Mistletoe Holiday Soirée started at 7!
Her living room was made for an event like this. So red. So jolly.
Cocktails of the night: Candy Cane Martinis, Sparkling Cranberry Punch, Cherry Vodka Sodas… beer and wine, obviously.
Amazing food spread!!! x59283637
Bite-sized Baked Brie with Cranberry Jelly and Boogie’s Stuffed Mushrooms
Taquitos and Guacamole, Holiday Tortilla Chips, Spicy Cheese Dips, Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins
Ready for something sweet? In addition to the bowls of candy and the best ever chocolate covered raisins, Kim set up this area too:
Fudgy Chocolate Toffee Bars, “Icicles” White Cheddar Cheetos, White Chocolate Dipped Oreos, Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, White Chocolate Pretzels, Toffee Nuts… and more taquitos :)
The guys played games outside…
The girls crafted cocktails inside…
And the merriment continued all night!
Each guest left with a mason jar full of hot cocoa mix! I can’t wait to make this at the Tahoe cabin!
We all had such a great time, but my favorite moment had to be the song/dance party to Play It By tunes…. Too funny.
After a deep cleaning effort this morning, we all went to Huckleberry’s for breakfast.
Thanks for hosting the party and letting us crash at your place, Kim!
Question: Are you hosting or attending a holiday party this year? My work doesn’t have one, so I’m so happy Kim gave me an opportunity to dress up!