Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I want to show you part 1 of a Christmas Dinner Party.
Mr. B and I hosted a Christmas dinner party for four couples, and it was so much fun, I wanted to share with you the whole event.
Our group of friends started an ornament exchange dinner a few years ago, and, of course, it was put on hold during the pandemic.
So, this past weekend was the return!
For Part 1, I am going to share with you what I wore, and discuss the decorations and table setting.
For Part 2, I have a fabulous recipe for Sour Cream Enchiladas and a little more from the evening.
A CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY ATTIRE
Since I was a busy cook and hostess, my goal was to be seasonal and comfortable.
The color is actually called Hornbeam and this is the Bryn Walker Dimitri French Terry Long Dolman Sleeve Boat Neck Tunic.
I really like to wear this garment for a comfy, relaxed style. The leggings are the Basic Thick Ponte Leggings in black.
This is the recent Bryn Walker display at Dillard’s. Now, I know the brand is a little funky with their designs, but I stand by the quality and I enjoy their creativity and funkiness.
Tip: I always size down when I wear Bryn Walker garments.
Here are a few pieces you will currently find at Dillard’s…..
One more piece of information on my outfit….I found this little scarf while waiting in line at CVS Pharmacy…it was $9.00!
The fact that it is so lightweight is perfect for the unseasonably warm weather we are having this year in South Texas, but still a seasonal celebration.
CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY DECORATIONS
I love hosting a Christmas dinner party because it is such a fun table to set!
You can see by the wall at the end of the table, that I have a living room to the right, and the kitchen and family room are to the left.
I know this is typical of older homes, but I rather like the way they did this because it gives me two fireplaces with mantels to decorate!
None of my Christmas dishes were expensive. I have owned this set for years and it gives me something fun to pull out during the holidays, but was very inexpensive.
Much to my surprise, it has held up well through the use and to date there are no nicks or broken pieces.
My Christmas Village has grown larger than my table so this year I used some pieces for the centerpiece of the dining table…The little train (from St. Nicholas Village at Kohl’s last year) and candy shop are a great fit between the lanterns.
I found the Cherry Blossom Tree on Amazon last year to give me the Christmas -light-effect all year long and I like it. For Christmas, I add some red ornaments with gold glitter decoration on them.
My little Christmas wine glass set was a thrift discovery a few years ago…and I want whoever donated it to Goodwill San Antonio to hear me say a huge THANK YOU!
These are new and I am obsessed with them…Mr. B worked hard on Saturday to add them to our backyard before the dinner party.
I found these Holidynamics Holiday Lighting Spritzers at Home Depot. I need to go out and work on a couple of them to bend the starbusts better in circles…but I do love them.
We will be eating out here for sure because they light the area so well, and you can see them through my living room windows (in pictures above)…such a pretty addition to the Christmas decor.
Now, on Thursday I will share with you my Sour Cream Enchilada Recipe. Tomorrow…a fun Would You Wear It!
Thanks for joining in today and make sure that you always……
By Pamela Lutrell
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