Our holiday spotlight shines on a group of friends who have a kept a tradition called "The Holiday Loop". This is their TWELFTH year (simply amazing!) so this year is appropriately themed:
The Twelve Days of Christmas.
How does it work? A few friends volunteer their homes as a "stop" on the loop. After the theme and all of the stops are decided, each person creates a menu, cocktail, decor and attire based on the theme.
Creative Invite Idea for Loop: FOUR CALLING BIRDS...
First Stop on the Loop: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS...
Appetizers at Don and Margaret's House - Don and Margaret are making five different appetizers that are round and will serve beautiful gold sparkling champagne with artistic golden rings around each glass stem.
The Mermaids also like the idea of scattering clusters of 5 gold tealights around your tablescape.
Dinner is served at Shelley's house! Shelley is making three cornish hens paired with a festive French wine.
SIX GEESE A-LAYING...
A cute and creative centerpiece for her table!
Third Stop: TWO TURTLE DOVES...
Dessert at Karen and Mark's house. Karen and Mark are making chocolate turtle doves and serving Raspberry Chocolate Turtle Dove martinis.
TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING...
And, delicious "Pa-Rum-Pa-Rum-Drum" Chocolate Rum Cupcakes!
Holiday gift swap and cocktails at Tim and Jeanette's house. Guests will do their holiday gift exchange as well as play a few games and winners choose from these great themed prizes:
NINE LADIES DANCING...
Loop Down Memory Lane.
Here are some of their favorite themes from the past:
- Black and White: Everything from food, drinks, decorations and attire must be black and white.
Thank you to our festive friends in Melbourne, Florida for sharing great ideas and fun memories.