Friday, December 8, 2017

A December Five on Friday

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone has enjoyed the first week of December.  I can't believe we have only two more work weeks until Christmas.  It's been a while since I did a life update, so I thought a Friday Five would be the perfect excuse.

1. Flashing back to last weekend, we had some friends over for a dip party before our neighborhood holiday party.  There were food trucks, free doughnuts, horse and carriage rides, and photos with Santa.  Of course, us big kids took advantage of a photo, done by our favorite neighborhood photographer, Ashleigh!
2. So what's a "dip party" you ask?  Well, we pulled out all our crock pots and decided to make a whole bunch of dips ahead of time and leave them on "warm" through the party.  Y'all, this worked out so well!  We made Damn Delicious's Corn & Jalapeno Dip and her Enchilada Dip as well as my Buffalo Chicken Dip.  I kept with the "easy" theme for dessert and made these amazing Rice Krispies treats the night before.  Check out my secret ingredient here!
3. Two of our friends mentioned at the party that their yard decoration theme was "Elf" this year... but they couldn't find a narwhal.  We were at Target buying a rhino to add to our Christmas zoo (here are photos from last year - we will share this year's photos when we're done putting everything up this week), and they had a narwhal!!  They only had the floor model in stock, and after telling the store manager that we were planning on surprising our friends with it on their yard (we went on a sneaky midnight golf cart adventure to add it to their decorations), not only did they let us have it, but they also gave us a discount.  I just love Target!
4. In case you missed it, I started my Holiday Gift Guide started.  So far, I've shared ideas for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts.  Still to come is my own wish list - any other suggestions?

5. And lastly, my favorite holiday giveaway of the year is up.  I love following fellow Charleston blogger Look Linger Love, and her holiday giveaway is always SO GOOD!  Here's the link if you want to enter!

Have a great weekend!


Carly said...

What a fun neighborhood holiday party-- all of your dips sound delicious too! So fun that you were able to find and surprise your neighbors with the narwhal!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ok I need a dip party in my life! And your neighborhood party sounds like so much fun! Happy Friday <3
Green Fashionista

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my gosh... That norwhal is amazing!!!!
I want a neighborhood party!!! How fun

Missy said...

A dip party sounds right up my friends' and I's alley! Oh those rice crispy treats! I just pinned that for a holiday treat for my support staff!

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Fun adult photo with Santa! Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit at any party! Now I'm craving some it :-)

Jen said...

That party looks and sounds like so much fuN! You can't beat events like this. :)

Christina Lea Loves said...

I definitely want to have a dip party now!

Lisa said...

Awww love the narwhal... Bye Buddy Hope you find your dad! lol My favorite line from ELf

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