I spent the day getting the house ready for next Saturday's holiday party. We are hosting the party this year, and I'm so excited. I love decorating and sparkly stuff. I turned on the Pandora Christmas station and went to town.
We got our tree a few days ago, so that's all set up and ready to go:
This year, rather then spend a morning driving out to the forest to cut a tree down ourselves (a tree permit is only $10!) we decided to save our time, money, gas, and sanity and go to Home Depot. We found this perfect frasier fir for $30! Of course, our stand wasn't big enough, so after some Goodwill hunting (ha!) we found one for $5! Tip: after buying a tree stand at Goodwill for $5 do a quick test and fill it with water BEFORE setting up your tree. It may have a crack in it that needs to be epoxyed. Just sayin.' Also, another tip: test lights by plugging the strands in before putting on tree. Again, just sayin'
I'm not sure where I got the idea, but I decided to gift wrap the outsides of all our interior doors:
The stockings are hung:
I knitted these a few years back. Probably one of the best things I ever did.
Next up, I'm using some of the trimmings from the bottom of our tree to hang around this opening to the family room. I still need to find some mistletoe somewhere, and then I think we'll be set!
I had way too much fun doing this. The bf deluxe came home and was like, "holy crap, Christmas just threw up in here." HAHAHHAHAHA. Now I just hope we can be careful enough with the doors so they last without tears until the party!