I don't have a project to post today so just turn around and go back out the door *okie points to the door and then cracks up laughing*. I guess we can't always have something to post but if you read my blog a lot you probably already know that. Especially since this summer I didn't get anything done to post.
My next few weeks are going to be busy getting ready for my Annual Girlfriend Christmas party. I started having the Christmas party because I thought it would be a
nice thing to do with my friends and after the first year my friends
decided it needed to be a yearly event *okie thinks her friends can be such pushy beeches sometimes*.
I have the invitations all made, just need to get them addressed and probably mailed out next week. Why so early you ask? Well because my party is always the first Saturday in December. That way it gets my girlfriends in the Christmas spirit and doesn't conflict with any work or family obligations during the holidays. I have a very tight guest list. My house is not big so I can only invite 12-14 of my closest friends *okie suddenly thinks about that number and realizes how blessed she is to have 12-14 close friends*. The list does rotate out sometimes due to friends moving or having other obligations but the core list still stays the same. I can always count on about 6 to always be there as they have attended every year. This will be year 7 *okie suddenly feels depressed realizing she is getting old*.
Last year after Christmas my daughter and I were at Walmart and they were clearancing out some of the left over Christmas items at really great prices. My daughter, being the bargain hunter that her mother is, noticed that a man was clearancing out Santa hats for 25 cents! We quickly snatched enough for every guest. I will be filling the hats with little gifts for my guests. I have some things accumulated now but will probably be trying to find a few other things as well. I will post pictures on here later of some of the items for the "swag bags" and also some of the prizes. I use to buy things on clearance, ranging from bath and body products to jewelry, as gifts but after getting the Cricut I started making some prizes and they seemed to love those even more.
Okay I am off to do my groups with the lovely, attitude filled teenagers I work with. You guys have a great day!
I wanna be invited. LOL! I can't come. I just want to be able to say I was invited. Bahahahaha!!!ReplyDelete
Like Amysangels2 said .... I want to be invited, too. Now maybe, just maybe, I can figure out how to get out there ...... hmmm----probably not feasible, but an invite would be nice, and feel free to send a Santa hat with little goodies in it to me! :)ReplyDelete
BTW.....love, love, love your blog, Okie --- you are a bright spot in the day!
Your party sounds like a lot of fun! Will be anxious to see the things you put together. Happy TGIF!ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun I wish I was one of the 14.ReplyDelete
Aren't girlfriends amazing? I just don't know what I'd do without them. The older I get, the more I appreciate time together. How wonderful to have an annual event such as this. I love following your blog and look forward to your email updates in my inbox! Your projects are always so original and amazing. I especially love your creative layouts. You really help me think out of the box a bit! ThanksReplyDelete
I love the Santa hat idea ! I'd never thought of this !!ReplyDelete
what a fun idea. thanks agent3547 at aol dot comReplyDelete