Saturday, December 2, 2017

Girlfriend Christmas Party

Hello Everyone.

Every year for a long time now I have hosted a Girlfriend Charity Gift Christmas Party.  It is traditionally always the first Friday in December.

I am very blessed to have these beautiful and loving girlfriends in my life.  So each year I host this party in honor of the beautiful friendship we share.

Now that my two daughters are grown they also have sweet girlfriends in their lives that now share in the party with us.

I cannot even express how much these beautiful women give such meaning to my life.  Each of their generous hearts and souls make my life so much better.






We all wear our Christmas Jammies because we all know that it is more fun at a party in your jammies.  Eating, drinking and laughing are just so much better when you are relaxed in your comfy PJ's.



Each girlfriend brings an exchange gift. The gift has to have some or most of the proceeds benefit a charity of their choice.  Most of us pick a charity that is near and dear to our hearts.  It is amazing the gifts that each girls brings and the touching stories that go with the gifts.  We do a fun gift exchange game and each girl goes home with a beautiful gift.



Each girl got a light bulb blinking necklace to add some fun to their jammie choices.  

This year I had a slipper contest for the cutest slippers worn.  These were Diana's jingle bell elf slippers.  Just adorable.



Her daughter Mindy made her cute slippers.  Sorry this is a little fuzzy.  I was not thinking and should have taken a group shot of all the cute slippers worn.  There were so many cute ones.

I know a lot of you know Diana from Nana Diana Takes A Break Blog.  This is Diana and her sweet daughter Mindy.  Terry surprised me last year and arranged for Diana to come down to the party.  I was so excited and honored to have her at my party.  This year was even more fun that one of her daughters Mindy could join us.



We play lots of games.  This was a scratch off game to see who's been naughty and who's been nice.  

We played the saran wrap game.  This game is so much fun.  The person has to try and unwrap the saran wrap while the person next to her is rolling dice to try and get doubles to steal the saran wrap ball.  As the ball unwraps prizes fall out.  Lots of fun and it kept us laughing.


Then we play a game called LCR.  This game is the hit of the party.  This is my daughters friend winning the Santa Bag full of dollars.



I am sorry I did not take more pictures of the food tables and the slippers worn and some of the beautiful gifts.   I was having a great time and forgot.  The important part of the evening was celebrating our love for each other and having lots of fun.  Terry's Fireman/Man Cave will never be the same!!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend.  I hope to have some of my Christmas decor pics up soon.
Hugs,
Kris

47 comments:

  1. Looks like a great time was had by all! So neat that you make this a tradition. Looking forward to seeing your pretty Christmas decor too!

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  2. Awww... What fun! It makes me smile too see you having such a good time with all of your friends. You DESERVE it. Cute slippers and fun with sweet friends all in their jammies. Sounds like a perfect evening. Happy December!

    Hugs to you...
    Tamara

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  3. Kris, Oh you do know how to throw a party. It tickled me to see Mindy and Diana there. Aren't they sweet. Funny and nice. That is a cute idea of wearing PJ's and Slippers. What fun to see what everyone comes up with too. I laugh looking at all of you laughing about the games. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  4. This party always looks like so much fun, Kris. I love that Diana and Mindy were able to make the trip to join you. We used to have a ladies ornament exchange at our beach every year, but I am tapped out with ornaments. I would love to start my own girlfriend pj party! Maybe next year!! Have a relaxing weekend. xo

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  5. Oh what a fun party, you guys look like you were all having a blast. Great group of ladies.

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  6. Looks like so much fun!
    Hugs Alessandra

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  7. Looks like you all had the most boring, rotten time together! Love the pj's and the slippers!

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  8. Looks like a good time was had by all! What a great idea you've had doing this over the years for "the girls."
    Brenda

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  9. What a great gathering:-) The idea of PJ's is fantastic:-)) Next time I make blogger meeting I have to use your idea:-) Wonder if my friends will find it amusing:-)
    Greetings:-)

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  10. What a wonderful gathering of so many sweet and beautiful girls. Sure wish I could have been there!

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  11. What a fun party and you even got a blogger celebrity join in! Love!

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  12. Kris, this always looks like so much fun!!

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  13. What great fun! Glad you and your girlies enjoyed yourselves :)

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  14. Y'all had way too much fun!! So glad Diana and her daughter partied with you, too!!

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  15. That looks like a great party indeed, Kris. It's wonderful that you have this tradition with such a lovely group of girls. The games you played sound like a lot of fun.
    Happy Sunday!
    xo Julia

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  16. I was just thinking about your party today wondering if you were going to have it and you did. Sounds like everyone had a terrific time. They all look so good in their jammies. So glad that Diana and her daughter were able to attend.

    What a wonderful tradition to have with your girls friends.

    Hugs,
    mary

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  17. Absolutely darling. There is nothing better than to be in the company of happy, laughing, creative people DRESSED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kris, thank you for "inviting" us all here to engage in such a wonderful moment. LOVE IT!

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  18. Oh, how I love seeing these photos, Kris! It looks like your house was perfectly cozy with everyone, and everyone had a great time!

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  19. What a wonderful way to "christen" the new cottage! You're right...Terry's man cave will never be the same. It's wonderful that Diana and Mindy got to attend. The holidays are about tradition and happy times and this gathering fits the bill. xoxo

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  20. I can see from the photos what a good time was had by all! It's a wonderful tradition and a great way to start the holiday season. You all looked so cute in your jammies. :o)

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  21. Kris it is so wonderful that you keep this tradition a live. So many wonderful memories that will be cherished for years. Looks like you have a wonderful time together. Have a great week!
    xoxo Jo

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  22. Great friends are to be cherished for sure !

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  23. Hi Kris
    Oh my goodness what fun you all had!!! the games were amazing. I would love to steal some of those ideas* Those slippers were the cutest also. So happy you all had such an amazing time. I love more than anything that you all are making memories you will cherish forever*
    deezie

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  24. What fun! I always enjoy seeing the pictures from this annual party. And I always wish I had been there too!! My mom always carries LCR in her purse and we always end up having a good time when we play. Have a great week!

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  25. Kim, you must all have such a great time. Looks like a lot of fun. I thought that was Diana when I saw the first pic. How nice she could be there. This is what a beautiful Christmas is all about..Happy Sunday..xxoJudy

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    1. Oh, crap!!! I just saw my comment and I called you Kim. I know who you are and I do know your name, but I saw a fast pic of Kim when I was scrolling down so guess that stuck in my mind. I am a good typist and my fingers do move faster than my mind, and this time it got me in trouble!!! Sorry, KRIS..xxoJudy

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  26. I thought that looked like Diana- how fun for all of you!
    Love the PJ’s and cute slippers!

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  27. Oh what fun! And I just LOVE that Diana is there. She would add life to any party!

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  28. I love it when you share the party. It is so fun, I think it so special you do it every year.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  29. Such a perfect way to kick off your holiday season Kris. Thanks for sharing it with us xx

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  30. Kris, this is such a fun tradition that you do! I know your friends all love it. I love that Diana gets to come!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Looked like so much fun.the games especially. What do you put in the saran wrap balls and what is the other game?

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    1. Hi Linda,
      I went to the dollar store and bought up small things like nail polish, lip gloss, socks, things like that. The main prize you start with and end the game with is usually a bigger prize. I had two movie passes for the main prize. You can use lottery tickets, dollar bills, etc. what ever you want. I did some candy bars too. Hope that helps. LCR is a dice game that is really a lot of fun. It probably would be better for you to google it or see it in the stores to see how it is played. We play with quarters or dollars instead of the chips that come with the game. Just makes it more fun. Hope that answers your question. Hope you come back to see this too. You are a no reply blogger so I was not sure how to send you an answer.
      Have a great start to the new week.
      Kris

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    2. Thank you for replying. I want to try them sometime. Your the first person I ever commented to.

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  32. It's not a party without Diana, and now she's got Mimi to add to the festivities:). So much fun!!

    And your house looks soooo beautiful Kris❤️. I tried to comment on your post for today but couldn't so I'll just say here that it's probably what heaven looks like for the holidays :).

    xxx

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  33. Hi Kris, oh your pj party that you host each year looks like so much fun. It's so nice that Diana and her daughter now go to it too. It's such a great idea and I know you all have fun and laugh a lot! :0)

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  34. Hi Kris...I'm trying to catch up with my reading and was thrilled to see that you posted about your girlfriend party. I love that Diana and Mindy could attend! I'm so jealous but one day I will get there! LOL Looks like a huge success down in the Fireman's Cave. Loved all the jammies and slippers. Thx for sharing! xoxo, T.

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  35. What a fun party, Kris! I'm so glad that Diana was able to attend again this year, and now with her daughter, too! Sounds like you all had a blast! I love that you think of others by making this a charity giving event:)

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  36. Looks like you were having WAY too much fun!!! What a great time! It is so sweet of you to be so generous and hospitable to open your home to your girlfriends...I know each one of them made memories they will never forget. :) God bless you with many more such gatherings!

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  37. Hi Kris, Loved seeing the pics from your party again this year. Looks like so much fun and everyone is adorable in their jammies and cute slippers. So glad Diana got to attend again this year and also to bring Mindy!! Love the Fireman cave too. You are a blessing to so many my friend. xo

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  38. Wow I didn’t realize it happened already! Looks like it was a joyful fun time. PJs as attire rocks in my book!
    xoxo

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  39. Your girl party with PJs looks so fun. I have been invited to one similar...but I am debating as to whether or not to go. The lady that invited me has been a God send with getting me out and about to assist with my grieving. She is very well loved and has many friends...I think I may feel like an odd ball and outsider as this group of ladies have been doing their party for numerous years. BUT, looking at all your photos of friendship and fun, I just may change my mind.

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    1. Ohhhhhh change your mind and it will change your life. Trust me. All these girls could not be more different yet when we are all together it is so much fun. Please take a chance on this invite and go. I think it will do your heart good.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  40. Looks to be such a fun annual event! Great company, comfy attire, fun games, thoughtful gifts, amazing hostess - what more could a group of gals want. Thanks for sharing the photos with us, Kris ♥

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  41. What a wonderful idea! How fun to see Diana there with her daughter! Looks like it is an understatement to say that everyone had a great time!

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  42. What a fun thing to do! I have the saran wrap game all ready for Christmas eve at my sister's.

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