I was going to call it a 'soiree' but when I looked it up in the dictionary I found that meant an evening gathering. Then I found "Hen Party"~circa 1885 and it means 'a party for women only'. I got a giggle out of that! :-)
Yesterday at noon, I hosted a Hen Party! ;-) Thinking, because it's after Christmas and all the hub-bub and busyness has died down, it'd be a perfect time to invite some gal pals over.
I snapped a few pics before everyone arrived, then totally forgot to take any pictures after that! Oh well.
I made Poppyseed Cake, Cucumber Sandwiches, Tortilla Pinwheels, and Chicken Salad Sandwhiches..several ladies brought goodies to share, too.
Courtney made to-die-for Shortbread Tartletts!! Soooo good! She's the resident baker in our family.
Coffee and two types of tea for refreshment..
Everything was served on snack-sets..remember them from the 50's? I have several sets of them and they come in so handy..the cup fits on the plate with the food and the ladies were free to sit where ever they wanted in the house..including the dining table.
I had candles lit everywhere...the flickering light was so pretty!
About 20 ladies showed up and we all had a lovely, relaxing time. I think I may be on to something..hosting Hen Party the week after Christmas every year!
I think Steve and I will ring in the New Year quietly tonight..I'm fighting a cold and getting cozy by the fire sounds like heaven to me!
Hope you all have a Happy New Year!