My favorite part of the holiday season is the sweets! From gingerbread to peppermint, the flavors of Christmastime are delicious. We all have our favorite holiday baked goods, but it sure is fun to try new things. I felt a cookie exchange was in order. Cookie exchanges can be overwhelming when done on a large scale, so I gathered a small group of friends from afar and asked them to bring 4 dozen cookies. We enjoyed brunch, fun conversation and some yummy new cookie recipes. Each guest took home 6 of each cookie along with a recipe. It was a very simple way to enjoy friends, food, and, of course, cookies!
When I look back on my favorite memories in my life, I realize that parties bring me the most joy. There is something about people getting together, eating, laughing and making memories that sends my heart aflutter. I love creating a magical setting for guests to enjoy.
In December 2014, I was fortunate enough to head up the Christmas party for my ward. I selected the theme of “The Polar Express” and put together a wonderful committee to help me make the vision come to life! I was blessed to be surrounded by amazing woman that helped me create, organize, and execute our plan.
Baby showers are so much fun to plan! When I found out that my friend, Hannah, was pregnant with baby #3, the wheels started turning…..A baby shower it is! My friends and I decided to keep it simple (open house style). We did a breakfast buffet and decorated in the colors that Hannah had selected for the nursery: gray, red, white and black. The elements of this shower were very simple, but bright and bold pops of color really brought the party to life.