This past week was our annual Christmas Open House party. There was plenty of food and beverages to be had by all! I was kind of busy so I handed my daughter the camera and told her to get pictures of everything! Well, she didn’t! She got side tracked so I don’t have as many pictures as I had hoped. The one that I really wished she would have taken was of the table with the punchbowl! Oh, well! On the other goodies!
This is the second year that I have served spiced champagne punch. I got the fabulous recipe from Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. For this delicious recipe, click here. I used a relish dish to hold the liquor and the red/green sugar crystals that were used to prepare the glasses. It worked perfectly!
The dispenser is currently holding 3 batches of the punch.
For the buffet, I chose a white tablecloth with a couple of yards of sparkly red tulle in the middle. Topping that is a faux sugared fruit arrangement surrounded by various candleholders.
The menu consisted of sliced ham with buns, vegetable tray, lil smokies appetizers and deviled eggs.
Shrimp dip and spinach dip with chips and crackers were a big hit. Desserts included peanut butter fudge, sugar cookies, mini cheesecakes, and red velvet cupcakes.
Now that the party is over, I’m going to sit back and enjoy the rest of the Holiday season….at least until I host Christmas Dinner!!! That won’t be quite as bad since all I have to cook is the turkey and dressing. The other family members contribute by bringing side dishes and desserts!
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