Friday, December 27, 2013

Hosting a Neighborhood Christmas Party

When we moved into this house, our neighbor told us about these Christmas parties they used to have in our neighborhood each year. The first one started about 30 years ago. Well, she told us that no one has hosted it the last couple of years, so…I volunteered! I knew it would give us a deadline to finish the house, plus it would be a great way for our neighbors to get to know us and see what we're doing with the place. The house is by no means done, but I did get all our "junk areas" cleaned and organized.

How amazing is it that a neighborhood has thrown a Christmas party for 30 years? I love this place! Unfortunately the neighborhood piano teacher couldn't make it this year, so the tradition of ending the party around the piano singing Christmas carols was forgone this time. 

I put together a hot chocolate bar, everyone brought an hors d'oeuvre and we provided desserts and wine. It was so much fun! Everyone was so friendly and it was fantastic getting to know all our neighbors. What a great idea! 

Did any of you host a neighborhood Christmas party? What did you get for Christmas?

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  1. How nice that you live in a friendly neighborhood. Our present neighborhood is the first we have lived in with a sense of "community".

    Our neighborhood is party happy. We live on a short little lane that dead ends on the ocean and everyone knows one another. We have 5 formally planned parties each year and numerous last minute parties.Tomorrow night is the big New Year's Eve Progressive Dinner with about 100 people. We finish the evening watching all of the fireworks on the beach.

    Happy New Year

  2. What a great thing to do! Love how you had everything set up and I bet that was a great way to make a first impression!

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