The theme for this years 2013 Christmas Party was
Peace On Earth.
Just a few pictures of decorations and our table set with advent wreath
and goodies for the party guests.
There was sloppy joe's, sausage and sour-crout, jello, little smokes, chips, Ham ball and crackers, and lots of cookies, tea, wine, hot chocolate etc.
We each had a number and made up a word to fit the 12 days of Christmas my good friends gave to me. Some turned out rather hilarious like the hairless cats, crying babies, homely dogs, box's of chocolate and mandolins. We all had a good laugh as we sang the finished song.
The gift opening of the anonymous gifts was fun like usual. Below was one of the unique gifts to fit the theme of Peace on Earth.
Way at the end of the party we decided to take a few pictures of friends/couples.
The "BEE" as a Dove of Peace.
Below was last year, 2012, made by Rich for the theme.
OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS. He made this old fashioned truck and the "BEE" had all these evergreen pieces glued to it to make the cut Christmas tree in the back of the truck.
Jeff Falin created this beautiful JOY out of the "BEE"
to go with the
2011 Christmas Party theme of JOY TO THE WORLD.
He had gotten the traveling "BEE GIFT" at our
2010 WHITE ELEPHANT party. I think Rich did an excellent job of turning it into a Elephant. He helped Rogene create it since she is the one who actually got the "BEE" in 2009.
2009 the theme for our Christmas party was
LET IT SNOW. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
You can see how the "BEE" was changed into a beautiful SNOW MAN.2008 the theme was SOUND OF MUSIC. The BEE had been changed into a Angel and had a music box in the head.
The theme for 2007 was LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE
The BEE had a glow stick in the center and had a
Bible Verse written on it. You are the light of the world, Let your light so shine before man, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
2006 our party theme was WINGS. You can see the traveling gift "BEE" had been transformed into a Jet Airplane.
Can we even imagine the many hours that has been devoted to transforming this "BEE" garden candle or yard decoration.
It will be very interesting to see what it will look like next year. The 2014 Christmas party theme has already been chosen, it will be , WE THREE KINGS.
Then even looking forward to 2015, the theme of our party will be WHAT IN THE HECK IS THIS! Who knows what weird odd things will be delightfully wrapped for that party.