Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Neighborhood Holiday Party - 2013

Happy Christmas Eve Morning!

Thought I'd swing by real quick and share a few photos with you from our Neighborhood Holiday Party from this past Sunday.  We are so blessed with neighbors who have become good friends and for the past 5-6 years Mark & I have been hosting a party to gather them all together for celebrating a new year and to catch up with each other on what transpired throughout the past year.

Of course Mark went ALL OUT with the menu this year.  It consisted of:
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • BBQ Meatballs/Weinies
  • Spinach-Artichoke Dip
  • Shrimp Coctail
  • Sandwich Ring
  • Cheese/Meat Tray w/crackers
  • Veggie Tray w/veggie dip
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Stuffed sweet baby peppers
  • Bacon wrapped tenderloin
  • Fresh Fruit Salad 
  • Scrumptious Granny Smith Apple Cake
  • Homemade chocolate & peanut butter fudge
  • Mixed nuts brittle 
Neighbor Hala brought her wonderful homemade hummus w/pita bread.
Friend Lona brought a yummy Angel Food Cake Compote.
Neighbor Christy brought candy/nut trail mix.


Daughter Carolyn brought a huge homemade cookie tray.

Isn't this peppermint candy tray awesome?!?  Carolyn spotted it on Pinterest and as busy as she's been, made one to hold her wonderful array of homemade cookies for today's party!  How awesome is that!  
Great job Carolyn!!
 It was so wonderful to have everyone come & enjoy this holiday feast with us!  
Even little Llyla (granddaughter Morgan's Jack Russell Terrier) joined us this year!  She was so good!

I just love having friends/family come to visit!
What a blessing!

Well I'd better get the final touches on the gift wrapping before going to our daughter's for Christmas morning breakfast & gift exchange!

I'd like to close what a huge thank you to all of you who follow along in my life here on my blog throughout the year ... your comments & support touch my heart!  May God Bless you in the coming year!

I'll leave you with a few additional party photos ... ENJOY!

from The Pavlick's


  1. That is one amazing party Darlene, so glad you all had such a great time together! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, here's to wishing you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a good, healthy and creative new year! Hugs, Ira xox

  2. How wonderful! Looks like a good time was had by all. With plenty of good eats too!! Cool tray! Have a wonderful holiday season, my friend! Sorry I've been absent from commenting. Hope to do better in the coming year. Merry Christmas! and have a fab 2014! from Nan, T and Baby.

  3. Darlene
    Thank you so much for sharing - I felt like I was there and enjoying all that wonderful warmth of friendship and good food!! Such fun and so nice of you to include your followers! Much hugs and a happy new year to your and yours

  4. What a wonderful party it is every year. The food is always outstanding and this year was no different. Watching the kids grow over the years has been pretty cool...the boys all got soooo tall. It made me giggle to see that my grin and Jon's are identical...poor kid...haha.


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