I shared with y'all last week a pic of the appetizer cone thingy. And if you remember, I told you I wasn't finished because I needed to add the cheese star on top and the pickles at the bottom. Well, this was the final pic!
Do you see that gorgeous star and those yummy pickles?! I'm so glad I have friends that don't judge me for not having time to make a star out of freakin' cheese or for not having dill pickles when I thought I had dill pickles. #ineversaidiwasmarthastewartyall In all honesty though, I suggest not sticking the toothpicks so far into the styrofoam. We had so many laughs about pulling the food off that tree! It's all Alise's fault! She did it! Most of it.
But I had time for this yummy dessert! I think these were the best strawberries I've ever put in my mouth!
And I had shrimp, too! Steamed and then chilled. I don't eat shrimp, but everyone said they were delicious. And of course I had lots more than what Baby Girl is holding up, but she insisted that I use a snowflake placemat on the platter and that I take a picture of her awesome party contribution!
Jennifer brought her yummy cheese ball, Jessica's husband made us some guacamole that was out of this world, and Leigh brought southwest egg rolls from - wait for it - the Walmart deli of all places! Oh my gosh, they were so good with spicy ranch dressing!! About three o'clock that afternoon, I got to craving some Apache Bread, so I ran up to the store to get the ingredients and it was oh-so good! We had plenty of delicious food and lots of fun!
On Christmas Eve Eve, we celebrated my best friend, Leigh's 50th birthday! It was SUCH a fun party and I know she was VERY, VERY surprised until the hostess at the restaurant told her and her family, "Don't be surprised if they jump out at you!" when they arrived! #whatthewhat WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND totally you-know-whats a surprise birthday party like that?! Summer and I had gone to great lengths to keep it under wraps and even nipped Brad in the bud when Leigh started showing the slightest bit of curiosity earlier in the day! Leigh wasn't feeling well that night, but I know she enjoyed her party very much! This is the same girlie that ran her first half marathon the weekend before! I'm so proud of her!
It was a great week for parties before Christmas!