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Christmas in July Day 16

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Posted 07-16-2008 at 07:30 AM by Gingerbug

Christmas is more than a day....it's a season...Last year between Christmas and New Year's I hosted a number of things. One was a Winter Craft Sleepover for my nieces. We watched Christmas movies, ate snacks, made winter journals and a couple other crafts....ordered pizza and just had a bit of fun. No Christmas "let down" around our house!!! Making the season special for others is a big part of the fun for me!

So this year...I'll start with a Friendship Gratitude Brunch in November and end with a Winter Craft Sleepover...with a bunch of things in between. If you do not entertain a lot...I would highly suggest it...it's such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and to do special little things for family and friends. Don't worry about the house being big enough...or your decor being perfect...or having everything just "so-so"....if you wait for that...you'll NEVER entertain.

The people I invite are ones that are close enough and generous enough to look past such minor details...they come for good company...we always have a great assortment of wonderful friends to laugh and talk with!! Okay maybe they come for some good food too...cause entertaining is about food too!!!

The way to make your events memorable is to look for a little twist or something special. I find this easiest to do when we have a theme. For the Gratitude Brunch I'm planning Friendship Crackers...ummm think Christmas Cracker with a Fall theme. Inside each will be a little note to my friends (unique for each individual) and some little trinkets.

At one of my gatherings a couple years ago I introduced a group of friends to Christmas Crackers...they didn't know about them...gasp...can you imagine. And we learned some about a fun tradition as well as having some laughs. For the Chinese New Year we had fortune Cookies and a Chinese New Years Trivia game...easy, fun, and something beyond the ordinary...it's not hard to make memories!!

So plan on doing some entertaining this year...make some memories, brighten the season for others and enjoy yourself too!!
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    Friends, good food, and Christmas! Sounds great.
    Posted 07-18-2008 at 02:26 PM by SparkleNana SparkleNana is offline
 
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