Sunday, December 6, 2015

Girlfriend Party

Happy Sunday.

Friday night I had my annual Girlfriend Charity Party.  This is a party I have at my home each year to bring all my bff's together to share a night of good food, fun and friendship.  Love all of these girls in my life and it is a great night to celebrate our love and friendship for each other.

Just thought I would show you a few pics of the party.  I get so busy with hosting I forget to take a lot of pics.  Here are a few.

I am so happy I have this large open dining room.  I can set up my tables so we can all sit together.  We play games so it is nice to be all at one table for those.

I put a favors out on the table for each girl.  You can see my post here on those.

Getting my food table ready.  We do walking tacos as the main appetizer.  Have you ever had a walking taco?  You take Frito lunch size bags.  You can see them in the upper left corner on the table.  Cut them open and then each girl fills the Frito bags with chicken or taco meats and then I have all the toppings to add. Sorry did not get a finished picture with all the toppings put out.   Each girl can then walk around with their appetizer and enjoy.  They are fun and everyone can have them their way!

Margarita Drink Station in the kitchen.



Some of my long time bff's.  Oh how I love these girls.

Opening some of the girlfriend charity gifts.  Each girl brings a exchange gift for another girl at the party.  The gifts purchased must benefit a charity in some way.  The gifts are always fabulous and the charities that they benefit are wonderful.  It amazes me each year the fabulous gifts each of the girls bring to exchange.

Years ago when I started this party it was just me and my bff's.  Now that my two daughters are grown they bring their bff's to the party.  My daughter Kim on the far right and her friends dressed in a theme for their jammies.  They were elf's.  Every Christmas Party needs a few elf's RIGHT?!!

My other daughter Jen second from the right and her bff's were Christmas sock monkeys.  I can share something special about this picture now.  My daughter is going to have another baby.  I can finally spread the word.  She is starting to show in this picture.  So Abby will be getting a sister or brother for the beginning of summer.


Here is our group pic with all of us in our Christmas jammies. We all just have a wonderful evening together.
My little granddaughter Abby wore her jammies to the party too.  Abby went with Grandpa to the movies first and then joined us girls later.  Love that little 5 year old wants to be part of the party now too!


Well just a few pictures I remember to take of the fun night.  It is bittersweet again for me.  This will be my last year to host the party in this home since it is now sold.  No matter where we land in this coming new year I  hope next year I will be able to host my special party for these beautiful friends.

Hope your decor is happening and your cookies are baking and your shopping and wrapping are almost finished.
Enjoy the down hill slide into Christmas.  Just goes too fast.
Have a good week.
Love you all.
Kris
:)








57 comments:

  1. You all looks so cute and I love the jammies :) I must have missed that your house sold. That's a relief Im sure.

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  2. Oh what fun and you all look fabulous in your jammies. Such a great group of ladies.

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  3. I just love your BFF party and that is helps charities! The pictures this year are great! It's always so much fun to see what jammies everybody wears and I must say, Those Elf and Sock Monkey ones are winners! I really like yours too with the truck hauling the Christmas tree! Too cute! I didn't know your home had sold! Congrats, in a bittersweet way. At least that's one thing you don't have to worry about. Sorry to be out of touch lately. I promise to email and get you up to date! Thanks for sharing your awesome night! Love ya!~ Leena

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  4. What a fun party you throw for everyone, Kris! All the smiles are a testament to the happy times had by all.
    I've been absent from blogging for a bit. I didn't know you sold your home. Where will you be going?
    Christmas is coming up so fast!! I really have to get my butt in gear! Your tree looks great...what I could see in the pictures.
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xo

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  5. You have the best ideas!! Love this so much!

    Have a happy Sunday Kris! xox

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  6. This looks like the best party ever! So glad you all had a fun night and were able to host this just one more time in your home. I am sure the tradition will carry on in your new place and be just as wonderful. I got my tote on Thursday and I love it. I put it to good use to take all my baking supplies to my mom's for our holiday baking day. Thank you again so much!

    ~Trisha

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  7. Kris I know how much love and detail you put into everything you do and this special evening will linger in your guests hearts and minds and bring the joy of the Christmas season always to mind. Thank you for sharing these delightful and sweet photos with us who attended your party in our hearts.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  8. I love that everyone wore their jammies!

    You are such a fabulous hostess with so many fun ideas.

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  9. I love seeing pictures of this party every year! Such a neat thing to do and you are so good at it. :)

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  10. Hello Chris,
    such a funny party! Congratulations to you and your daughter to the baby :)!
    Nice greetings,
    Christine

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  11. THIS IT FUN! Pure beauty, laughter and each other. What more could you want?

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  12. What a fantastic idea:-) Bet you had a great fun:-)
    Greetings:-)

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  13. Oh, looks like SO much fun! Yeah, I'm sure it is bittersweet. But you guys have been in limbo FAR too long!
    Brenda

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  14. I'm having a really selfish thought right now...I hope you move waaaaay down here so I can join in! YOu ladies looked so festive and fun- and your taco idea is the smartest thing. It has never occured to me to do that, but now I must next time we have a get together.
    I almost bought those green elf jammies for Jack and Bruce! LOL They were out of giant pony dog size, though. They are so cute.
    Congrats on the new grandbaby and I know Abby must be over the moon. Big sister! She's so cute to want to join the big girls at the party...maybe you'll have added another girl to your party next Christmas? Or are we hoping for a boy this time?
    Thanks for sharing your good times with us, Kris. xoxo

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  15. Congrats to your daughter on the baby!!! How exciting! I know you all had a wonderful time. We love walking tacos around here! So much fun to make and eat. Love everyone's jammies too!

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  16. omg Kris, this has to be the sweetest and cutest get together!!! I have to do one now. Nothing better than being in your pjs with your girlfriends laughing and enjoying good food!!!

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  17. Oh this is a lovely celebration of friendship! Everyone must have so much fun! I hope you'll be able to keep doing it in the future! A new baby...such a blessing!

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  18. Oh my gosh, Kris! Congrats on the wonderful news. I was so happy to see that your were sharing pictures from the party and then you revealed your exciting news too. That is just fantastic. Wishing your daughter a happy & healthy pregnancy. Loved all of the other great pictures from the party too. All of the jammies are the best. And the food looked so yummy. Hope your week gets off to a great start!!

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  19. I love your girlfriend party! Love the pj's and the fun that you have. Congrat's on another grandbaby
    You are blessed.
    warmly,
    deb

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  20. What a fun time this looks like - you're very blessed to have so many wonderful women in your life. And congrats on the new grandbaby on the way!!! xoxo

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  21. I love all the photos your shared this year! So much fun!!! Congratulations on the newest little addition coming soon! I am SO happy for all of you!! Many blessings still to come for your family! I Believe!! Cindy xoxo

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  22. Oh gosh, this looks like such a fun party! Gotta love walking tacos - a girl scout staple. Love the jammies Kris. Jane

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  23. Hi Kris,
    What great photos, I just love this idea and it is so very special that you make these amazing memories together! Loved seeing all the pj's, so cute!
    Looks like such a fun time...we could all be so lucky to have a girlfriend like you and get invited to a party like this!! ;)
    Wishing you a Happy Monday!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  24. Oh it all turned out wonderfully!! I never knew about those walking tacos....what a neat idea!! So glad your party went so well and you had a great turn out! Enjoyed the pictures of the lovely and lively ladies! Having friends is such a blessing!

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  25. Good Morning Kris
    I just love seeing your parties you have every year at Christmas* I love the memories you are making with your friends and family and its for charity which is awesome. Love how you all wear jammies. You always set up everything so pretty too. Looks like you had an amazing time!
    deezie

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  26. Hi Kris, what a fabulous party. Love the walking Frito idea. I am going to remember that one and share with my hubby since he worked for Frito/Pepsico for 35 years!! He will love this!! Your room set up is so fabulous and all you girls are so cute in your darling jammies. Your daughters are so cute and congrats on the second grandchild on the way. What a blessing. What a wonderful idea to do the gift exchange with proceeds for charity. Fun and a benefit at the same time. Great girly group pic!! Thanks for sharing. Your home looks amazing and I love your tree too. I know next year you'll have another amazing party in the new place God has in store for you. Enjoy the week. xo

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  27. Oh, Kris, it looks like a wonderful night for you all! Congratulations on the new grandbaby on the way!! Your daughters are gorgeous and how fun that they and their friends join in on the party!

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  28. I was so looking forward to this annual post from you, Kris. It looks like it was totally fun. And quite roomy this year with much of your decor taken out while the house was on the market. Happy! Have a great week, rest & recoup from the party, and start all over again getting ready for Christmas now. :)
    Rita

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  29. That looks like such a fun party! I think it's great that your daughters want to join in too with their friends. You have now officially passed down that tradition! Congrats to your daughter on expecting her 2nd child. That's wonderful news.

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  30. Looks like so much fun, Kris!!! I have never heard of walking tacos, but of course, now, they are all I can think about...at 10:30 in the morning no less! AND CONGRATS!! An new baby is wonderful news. Now that is a Christmas present!! xo

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  31. That looks like so much fun. It is a great idea. How cool that the tradition is becoming generational.

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  32. What fun and great food and drink.

    Congrats on upcoming 2nd grandbaby.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  33. What a fun day and I love all the PJs!

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  34. What a wonderful and fun celebration of friendship! You are amazing Kris! I might steal your idea. Thanks so much for sharing it made me smile on this busy Monday!

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  35. I love the idea, such a lot of fun and the tacos thingy is a great idea. Merry Ho-Ho-Ho and all that...the PJS are a scream.Sandi

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  36. Kris, I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful time! Everything and everyone looks so beautiful! I love those Christmas jammies and yes, everyone needs a few elves!! Have a wonderful Monday!! Hugs!

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  37. Kris, What a fun get together you have created for your friends. Your daughters did such a nice job with the matching PJs. I really enjoyed this and thank you for sharing.

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  38. What a magical time and those pjs are just the most adorable outfits for a party like this!

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  39. Too fun!! I love that you wear jammies :) Congrats on the new grandbaby...sooo exciting!

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  40. Congratulations on the new grandbaby on the way. xx oo
    Oh, I just love your party!
    Happy December!!
    Carla

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  41. Such a wonderful idea and looks like all had fun!

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  42. Hi Kris, your girlfriend party looks like it turned out with flying colors. You all look so great in your jammies! This is such a wonderful thing to do. I used to have the same thing until I moved away I really miss those fun times. Your daughters and grand are so darling. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Jo

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  43. I love this concept of a Girl's party....Loving to read about it each year....what a great group of gals getting together for fun, food, and helping out many by buying the gifts...Such a fabulous idea!

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  44. How fun!I hope that where ever you move too, you will be able to continue hosting your parties. Great photos!

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  45. I remember this party you host each year...looks like so much fun, Kris!! I know you're the best hostess who knows how to put on a fabulous party.
    Mary Alice

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  46. What a fun, fun party. Congratulations on the new grand baby!

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  47. What an amazing party! I had never heard of walking tacos and it sounds yummy!

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  48. What a fun party you had, Kris! You all look so cute in your jammies. Congratulations on the new grandbaby! 2016 will be a pretty exciting year for you.
    Julia

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  49. I enjoyed your photos so much, Kris. Just as last year, this is another successful party. What I think is just the neatest part, though, is that this has become generational. Seeing the younger women taking part just warms my heart. I hope that no matter where you live somehow this tradition will continue, both with you and your daughters. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of another grandchild. Wonderful news! xo

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  50. Wow!!!! It looks so much fun! Congratulations on the new grand baby!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  51. Congratulations Grandma - 2016 is going to be full of new adventures!

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  52. How nice to have that many friends that can all get together! I envy that so much but can blame no one but myself. I tend to get scared and back away. I've been so misunderstood so many times. I've spent too much time protecting myself and I'm the one who lost. I guess my daughter is my best friend which isn't always good for her. Looks like a blast and congratulations.

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  53. what a fun party...i love these kind of parties and we had one today...haven't got the photos yet from my friend..my camera went missing. :)

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  54. Kris this is such a great idea for a party and your home couldn't be any more beautiful...love the holiday party decor!!
    xo, Mariaelena

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  55. What a fabulous evening you create every year Kris - looks and sounds like such a blast! And how special that your daughters want to hang out with Mom and her friends !
    Oh and CONGRATULATIONS on the next little one coming - how exciting for everyone ( especially Abby !!! ) You and Terry must be over the moon thrilled - what a great post - I'm smiling ear to ear :)

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  56. I ADORE that you all partied in jammies ~ so fun! I've never heard of walking tacos before, but the idea is brilliant! :)
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  57. Oh my gosh Kris how fun is that! It looks like you ladies know how to party.

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