Good Morning Darlings!
Welcome to 2012 – how exciting!
Well, actually, I’m still celebrating. Eric has today off, so I am playing hooky to be with him.
But we sure had a terrific time Saturday night. Our progressive cocktail party went off without a hitch. 3 houses – 3 hours. And then the big party at Rick and Denise’s place.
Here’s how it looked:
First stop – Syretta & Terrance. I really thought our hosts would come up with just one cocktail and maybe two types of nibbles, but everyone totally outdid themselves. It was so great.
Syretta had an array of appetizers and a sangria cocktail, champagne and sparkling cider for our teetotalers. Terrance and his friend Steve took music requests and really did a fab job of setting the tone for the night.
Next up, Rachel and Kevin’s place. They chose to display lovely desserts with flavored coffee and tea, paired up with accompanying liquors. Very nice.
Next up, Stephanie and Reeves. Their house offered lots of southern inspired treats, like the ‘build your own appetizer’ with crackers, pepper jelly, fresh pimento cheese, fried pickle slice and candied pecans. Fabulous. Stephanie also positioned the house so that each room had nibbles and a place to grab a drink. This keeps the flow of the party going and no group is stuffed in one place. Very smart.
Reeves cooked all day!
We bundled up and then moved to Rick & Denise’s party deck, where buckets of bubbly, a full bar and lots of treats greeted us. Add some dance music and you have a marvelous way to ring in the New Year – with appropriate party hats and noise makers, of course.
The evening went off with barely a hitch. Ok, there was that guy no one knew who brought his dog and hit on all the ladies. He was eventually asked to politely leave the party. There’s always one, isn’t there?
Here are some of my favorite shots of the evening. To see the album in it’s entirety, click here.
Photobombing is only allowed if the photo is taken with your camera. Otherwise, it is really rude. This was taken with our camera. Oh, and you can photobomb if you are a really big celebrity. I’m talking George Clooney or Brad Pitt here people. You don’t get to photobomb if you are on a reality show. Seriously.
Plus, I captured this lovely photo of Shane and Celia after Eric had moved on. LOL
Thanks so much to Syretta & Terrence, Rachel & Kevin, Stehanie & Reeves – and of course to Rick & Denise for the most wonderful evening. I hope your celebration was as much fun and of course, safe. Can’t wait to see what the new year holds for us all!
Today blogging to U2 – Beautiful Day