I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas! I spent mine eating way too much chocolate, baking maple-glazed turkey, watching the Dr Who Christmas special and the cartoon version of The Hobbit, exchanging presents and hosting my very first Christmas party.
My boyfriend, Rob, and I hosted the little get-together at his house. His front patio is beautiful, because his dad has the greenest fingers, and of course the view is gorgeous.
The colour theme was Christmas-y red and white, so I picked out all the red and white lollies from a mixed packet. That's attention to detail, yo.
We had way too much food for such a small party, so much that I actually had a nightmare in which I was worried about where to put it all.
It was a gendered affair. The boys, all dressed in plaid, stuck to the barbie and their beers.
I love how well my friends fit into the colour scheme. Look at Jessie's bow!
Those straws! They took me so long to find, but they're so cute it was worth it. And Rob plays the ukelele, whilst looking adorable.
I made fancy jelly shots! The ones above are Frangelico and cranberry, and Bacardi and lemonade. The ones below (my favourite) are tiny Mojitos complete with tiny mint leaves! I got the idea for them here. They were so time-consuming to make, but also worth it because they looked fantastic.
And I think I have concocted the perfect Summer cocktail. Watermelon juice, with lemonade and rum (Bacardi and Malibu)! Served in jars, because I am chipster.
The night ended with some games. Twister, charades and Trivial Pursuit: Baby Boomers edition (which was insanely difficult). I rigged this game to force the boys into ridiculous positions, I am pretty evil.
It was such a pretty party. Hopefully all my friends had fun, but even if they didn't, at least the pictures turned out nicely. :D