Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas Party: Part II

As promised in my previous post, here is the second half of the Christmas party, the food part! My previous post featured all the glorious floral arrangements (constructed so artfully by my grandma) and can be viewed here. Really, you should check them out, they really are breathtaking, she did such a wonderful job with them. They were catered to each room they were placed in and fit is just beautifully - I answered questions all night long from guests wanting to know who did our flour arrangements!

Here is my mom's and my contribution to the festivities. We stuck with a southern classic Christmas theme, as our home is a colonial Williamsburg replica, and everything turned out simply scrumptious. Feel free to browse all these great pictures, provided by my sister, and ask any questions you'd like!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Our hot appetizer table

Crab Cakes with Creole Remoulade

Trio of Homemade Mustard for the Biscuit Sandwiches - Cranberry Mustard, Sweet and Spicy Mustard, and Grainy

Country Ham on Chive Biscuits

Poinsettia Sipper - lime and cranberry sparkling cider

Peanut Brittle (my favorite part of the holidays - these bowls had to be put is rooms very far away from me in order to stay full.)

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Pecan Fudge

Homemade Cookie Tray, filled with family recipes

Spritz cookies, Miniature Pecan Pies, Austrian Jams, and Peanut Butter Blossoms

Spinach Dip - complete with a crunchy water chestnut finish

Goat Cheese Log with Cranberry Jam

Festive Fruit Platter

Asiago, Parmesean , and Italian Herb Pita Crisps

Spicy Spinach Pinwheels

Olives and Cornichon Pickles

Stuffed Strawberry Tomatoes

Cheese Platter with Fig Jam

Our cold appetizer table, complete with our Egg Tree in the corner!

Me before the party, making sure everything is in it's place...

... and me after everyone has left and all the clean up was complete.


  1. Welcome to the blog network Katie! Everything looks delicious! Your Sheltie's are adorable!! Truely great beautiful dogs! If you haven't found it already I've found a great blog called Sheltie Nation, they post super cute sheltie photos everyday. (They also do postings for Sheltie rescues that are true tear jerkers though, so be warned!)


  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I clicked instantly...

  3. Your dogs are just BEAUTIFUL! What are their names??

    Oh and the food all looks delicious, of course, but that's what i've come to expect! Very professional, and your home looks and sounds just lovely!

  4. THat looks like the kind of party id like to be at! Would LUV to see recipes for some of these too. :)

  5. wow your pups are gorgeous, i love shelties too