As promised, here are a few little peeks at our housewarming shindig! During the party, I was having way too much fun to remember to pick up a camera, but I did remember to document some of the preparations. We decided to go with a bit of a retro-homemaker theme, so Mr. Lovely whipped up this for our email invitations:
Since we were going old school, we decided that calories were not an object, and we made every retro appetizer we could think of: pigs-in-a-blanket, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, potato chips with onion dip, and Muddy Buddies — which Mr. Lovely calls Puppy Chow. You can find that recipe here.
Mr. Lovely created a signature cocktail consisting of equal parts vodka, white grapejuice, and Fresca — lovingly dubbed over the course of the evening “Gresca,” which turned out to be quite a hit.
With the food and drink covered, we had to make sure to create some ambiance. Obviously, this meant putting a YouTube video of a fireplace on loop, and having A Charlie Brown Christmas playing silently, underscored by swingin’ Christmas playlists created by yours truly. It was a multimedia holiday bonanza! xoxo