Last night I met a group of my girlfriends for our 1st Annual Christmas Party at Olive Garden. Good food, wonderful ladies and GIFTS – LOL! It was an incredibly wonderful evening.
Cindy, our organizer, is truly a gifted hostess. She had several games and activities ready for us and the evening was so much more than “just having dinner together,” though that too is a wonderful thing to do. When we first got to the restaurant she had a santa hat at each place setting and do you know each and every one of us wore them? So fun to have friends that don’t mind a little silly – even in public!
One of the moments that will always stand out in my memory is reading the story of Christ’s birth together. Cindy had little cards that each had a verse printed on them and she had us pass them around. Each person was to take 2 or 3 cards and we ready the verses in number order. I seriously got tears in my eyes listening to my cherished friends reading this story.
We also did our version of the “dirty santa” game. I made another fat quarter gift bag and found the cutest little ceramic gingerbread man measuring spoons at Pier 1.
Aren’t they they cutest?
When I got home last night I still had my santa hat on and Keith looked at me, chuckled, and said “looks like you had a really good time!” Yes… I really did!