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help with christmas party, please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by what was i thinking, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i am having my mothers side of the family over for christmas. it will be about 50 people, adults and children.
    would it be ok to invite some others? there is nothing formal about my moms family, they are very laid back. i would like to invite our new next door neighbors and also my very closest friends.
    does anyone have anything christmasy special drinks or foods? i would like some green or red things. i was going to stick the old faithful jello shots. o i didn't mention they can really throw them back... they can.
    it is supposed to be about 32 degrees and probably snowing. can anyone suggest any activities? i know the kids will be out feeding the horses more than they should have, chasing chickens and probably letting the rabbit loose. but besides that, i told my dh we should have a fire going for smores. he of course thinks that is the stupidest idea ever. well because of where i want it. i would like a fire pit out back near his work shop. all paved driveway. he wants it across the street at our usuall fire ring. it becomes a swamp over there when it rains. that is what we will have plenty of this week. so it will be standing water if it doesnt' freeze.
    anyway, we have huge parties in the summer, on the river front. this will be the first in the winter. i don't know what to do? please give suggestions. thanks for your time and happy holidays.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Almond bark pretzles with red and green sprinkles.

    Jello shots are awesome

    sugar cookies

    ham and cheese tray

    veggie tray

    have guests bring their fav snack item.

    nacho cheese dip and chips

    Let DH have his fire pit where he wants it but ask if he can light the other one too so people can be both places. You get your way and he gets his, so what if you have 2 fires! with 50 people you need more than one place

    Can always do a punch with a green or red ice ring made out of the punch stuff...you can spike if you want but kids would love the slushy punch. non spiked LOL
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    thanks for your suggestions. it is a bring a dish. no one could afford to throw it themselves these days. we are also doing a chili cook off.
    i was looking for something that no one would think of. i do like the idea of the ice ring in punch. maybe i will do that. thanks.
    we can play the fire by ear. he says the woodstove will be going in his shop if i need one that bad. i have the grinch here if anyone was looking for him, by the way.
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Well this is momma's recipe, it is yummy and different

    Chilli cheese dip

    1 RB Rice's chili soup it is in a log form red pkg (usually found by the pork sausage logs and ham)

    1 velveeta cheese package

    1 tomatoes and green chilis

    Mix all together and warm and eat. I put it in a crockpot
  5. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    sounds great. maybe i will try it. warm chese and chips is always good.
  6. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    You could do a gift exchange with a low cost limit. We did one with my hubbys family one year, I think it's called a white elephant, where people draw numbers, then in order each person chooses a gift from the pile, opens it, and can either keep it or exchange with someone else. The person who's turn it is can take anyone's gift away from them. It gets pretty fun when all that's left is the gift no one wants.
  7. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    oh those white elephant things are a hoot
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    No eggnog?????? [​IMG]

    Sounds like it is going to be lots of fun!!!!
  9. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    If you have the circular jello molds you can make the rings out of the punch mix. Slice some fruit like lemons and limes and put them in the rings before you freeze them. Just unmold and place in the punch bowl before serving.

    You can also make a 7 layer jello square. The only tough part is the time it takes to make it. Chose 7 different flavors of Jello, Make the first one up and and place in the refrigerator to set, repeat the process for each layer. Use a large spoon or ladle to add each layer into your pan. If you use a 13x9 pan the layers will be thinner. You can add fruit to different layers if you want to add some variety. You take a piece of Saran wrap and place it on top of each layer as it sets to prevent a skin from forming. Once you have it unmolded to serve, top with whipped cream and shake some candy sprinkles on top.
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Gotta have jokes right?

    How Christmas Traditions Get Started

    Santa was getting ready for Christmas.

    When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

    Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

    When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

    Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

    Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the rum.

    In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

    Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, “Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?”

    And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

    Merry Christmas


    Sorry for this one, it just tickled my funny bone.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008

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