Christmas Eve Open House - fun for all - and lots to eat
The plates are red and green depression glass - the serving pieces are holly dishes I've collected over the years. Red handled flatware is a nice contrast.
Napkins folded into christmas trees
I made the plum pudding two weeks in advance
Lots of cookies - a big tradition at our house
And Chex Party Mix
Cheese and crackers and vegetables for dipping
Gingerbread pigs with pink frosting on their backs - a must-have every christmas.
Chocolate crinkles, spritz, thumbprint cookies with homemade jam, and brownies - take your pick
And don't forget the sugar cut-out cookies, sprinkled with colored sugar
The desserts were taking up so much room, so we moved them
Lemon sauce in the pitcher - to go with the plum pudding
We moved the desserts to the new china cabinet
The caroling kids in the background are ones I painted over 20 years ago - they are wearing clothes just like our kids wore when they were in grade school.