Monday, December 08, 2008

The little lights, they aren't twinkling!

We started off the party with a trip to the Black Mountain Parade.  BellaRose went last year of course but really did not know what was happening, this year was a different story for sure.  She did not always get the whole candy deal.  See the Black Mountain Parade is really nothing spectacular but it lasts awhile and they throw out a ton of candy.  It is like it is halloween, except it is Christmas.  One of BellaRose's favorite past-times is throwing things.  She thought this was pretty cool, they throw her something and she throws it back to them.  It was not until she ate a lollipop that she realized this was good stuff and she wanted to keep it all.  The day if anything was freezing cold and little girls hands were done!  So we headed back for the main event.



















I decided this year we would have a "soup kitchen", perfect for sitting around a fire and watching a movie.  Our neighbor Bill made White Christmas Chili.  I made Cannellini with Pork and Rosemary and Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup, oohh yum.  We also had a decorate your own cupcake station, one of my personal favorites!

Thank you Dan and Annie for getting us the projector, we missed you terribly.  Thank you Matt and Margaret for the extra fire pit which I am pretty sure every one really appreciated.  I just love doing this party.  It really starts off the season for me.  I hope you enjoyed it as well, and if you did not come PLEASE just watch the movie at least once per Christmas season, the opening credits will put a smile on your face, a guarantee I can stand by! 

11 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh, I love the BMT Christmas parade.. so much fun!!

And that party.. looks like loads of fun!! Soup was a great idea too!!!

I hate that i live here and had to miss out on all the fun!!

Byerly said...

Oh my, I love BR in the wagon. It makes me want to get Chesson a wagon. Not that he can sit up or anything, but the idea of it makes me smile. ~ Your party sounds like so much fun. Reading about your delicious soup is making me think I should make some tonight...yum, yum!

JTP said...

oh what fun! a decorate your own cupcake- what a great idea!!! you should plan parties for people- seriously!

sunday said...

byerly does he sit in the bumbo yet? When we got this wagon last year we put the bumbo in it and just took her around in the wagon. we LOVE the wagon!

Kristin said...

Sunday it looks like you threw an awesome party and I would have loved to have been there. Maybe next year with baby in tow.

KatieKate said...

The soup kitchen sounds PERFECT for a movie night!!!

Becky Swann said...

Thanks for a great night! It was alot of fun! I especially enjoyed all your special touches like name cards for the food!
Already looking forward to next year!

LisserCoates said...

Aw I wish we were there! It looks like so much fun every year.

Annie Singletary said...

o that little sugar bean is just precious, I miss her.
we were sad we missed the grant party. glad it was a great success. Love the soup kitchen theme.

MD65 said...

Somehow the "soup kitchen" theme is just soooo appropriate for Mr. Bill. Sorry we missed the party. Hope to see you all in the spring!

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