The location and the space has changed but the party still goes on. This year I chose the theme to be Black & White. I wish I could have decked out everything in black and white but red and green can't help but creep in.
I wish I had more places to string lights because I love them all over the apartment.
Some of you will remember this beauty from last year. May be the best purchase I made in 2011.
I didn't have as many guests as previous years which was nice in terms of food preparation. It was still fun to think of black & white foods. I didn't take a close up picture but I made butter cookies with black and white frosting. It was much more difficult making the frosting black than I had realized. It looked more dark grey and there were more of those left over at the end of the night than the white ones.
Peppermint Joe Joe's are a given at every Christmas party I throw.
I made mint brownies but kept the frosting white instead of making it the usual green.
I found the recipe for the Winter Fruit Salad on Smitten Kitchen.
And cheese and crackers which was the runaway hit of the night. Lesson learned - always serve cheese.