My best friend looks for any excuse she can find to get the
gang together. So every year without fail, once the Christmas tree is placed in
her living room, all of us girls are invited over to deck the boughs. It’s a
festive way to gather your girls for idle chitchat, photo opps and
memory-making while ya string popcorn and hang ornaments.
Here’s how we do it…
Come one, come all!
No matter how old we get, we all love receiving my BFF’s
party invites. They’re more kindergarten-chic than grown-up, and that’s just
the way we like it. Each year is a variation on a theme: the Christmas tree.
All ya have to do is cut a tree out of green construction paper and decorate
it. One year, my bud used fuzzy pompoms as ornaments. Another, she glitzed it
up with faux rhinestones. On the opposite side of the tree, she writes out the
party info in metallic sharpie.
Get organized before the doorbell rings.
When your friends arrive, you don’t want to be scramblin’
around trying to find your ornaments, right? Be prepared before they knock on
the door. Bring out the ornaments and other tree décor, set up snacks and drinks,
and pick out your party tunes beforehand. If you need some help, ask one or two
close friends to come over early to pull boxes down from the attic or set up
Add a dose of DIY.
Why not have your girls make some ornaments of their own
during the party? Go old school with macaroni-noodle picture frames or try our
popcorn and cranberry garland for a homemade, traditional look.
Gotta have munchies!
No party is complete without an array of snacks to keep your
tummies in check. Keep it seasonal with apples and caramel dip, homemade trail
mix and Christmas-colored sweets. If you’re in the mood for fizz, snag a few
bottles of sparkling apple cider and propose a toast…to the best girls on the
Tell us, girls: What parties are you planning this
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/2/2010 2:24:00 PM
POSTED IN christmas, party ideas