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Let the Holiday Fun Begin

This weekend, I have something holiday related going on every night. It all kicked off last night with a holiday party and cookie exchange with the mom’s group I’m involved with. I came bearing my spinach roll-ups. And the plethora of balls.


We started the evening with some chit chat in the kitchen and a palate pleasing tour of the shared appetizers.


I loved on some food I am not “supposed to have” during pregnancy. I say bring on the little ball of goat cheese and few small slices of hard salami on crackers.

After noshing a bit we headed into the basement for some gift fun. We did a White Elephant gift exchange – where you either pick a gift still wrapped or steal a gift someone previously picked.

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There was quite the battle over a Starbucks gift card, an adorable gingerbread house cookie jar, and a super soft blanket with a nice mug. I ended up with a candle and some festive Santa holiday party food spreaders.


That was my first White Elephant exchange and it was so much fun! All holiday gift giving should be done like that. No?

We rounded out the night with a lot of chit-chat and trading off all the cookies. I love having a group of fellow mothers to bond with.

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I had such a great time that it suddenly was 11:00 and time to head home with my pan full of treats. Don’t they look yummy?


I have yet to try any, but I don’t doubt they all taste delicious. I see a cookie a day with my afternoon cup of tea/decaf/hot chocolate. Instead of my piece of dark chocolate. Good cookies trump chocolate.

Well, I’m off to my parents’ house soon. I’m going to hang out there for awhile until my holiday fun tonight.

  • Which would you choose? A hunk of chocolate or a fresh baked good?
  • Have you ever done a White Elephant gift exchange?
  • Attending any holiday parties this year? What kind? I really want to do a tacky sweater party one year. They look fun to me!

Posted by on December 11th, 2010 46 Comments


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