Last night we hosted our street's Christmas party. It was a blast and I of course enjoyed decorating the house and the tables for the party. The best part is that we all decided to hire a Chef to come and cook for us, best.decision.ever. Not only did he cook amazing food, he had two assistants that helped him and cleaned up all the dishes and glasses! I will link you to his website at the end of the post.
Here are some pictures of my "table scapes", Sandra Lee would be so proud.
Not sure why I only have a picture of this table and I am actually very sad I don't have the other tables from last night. I only have these two pictures of the other two tables and you can see they are not complete.
Here is a close up of the place setting. I found those chalkboards at Michael's in their dollar section, I think they were 2 for $1.50. Couldn't beat the price and then I just added some vinyl and was in love with the way they came out. The napkins I found at a restaurant supply store. It was just a very lucky find because it was the only color they had and they were $1. It was exactly the pop of color the table needed.
Chef Sed was our chef and he was so friendly and made such a great dinner. Here is him working his magic in the kitchen.
He made chicken marsala, braised short ribs, glazed carrots, these amazing mashed potatoes and for dessert there was cheesecake and cookies. Everything was so yum!
After dinner we did a white elephant gift exchange. That was a blast, the rules were if you stole a gift you had to take a shot of Fireball. Gifts were stolen and and shots were taken. Hot items were an outhouse that played Christmas music, a metal dart drinking game and two pounds of bacon, yes two pounds of bacon. Here is a picture of the guys playing the dart game.
It was such a great night and I'm glad we have moved into another great neighborhood with amazing people.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!