December 19, 2015

Hot Chocolate And Cookies Christmas Party

Time to finish the Christmas decorating for the hot chocolate and cookies party


....One weekend every year the lake behind my house is decked out for the holidays with luminaries.  I host a hot chocolate and cookies party for friends and neighbors then we all walk the lake.....We'll get to that in a minute..First the decorating




I always put my Christmas decor in the same place every year...Since I just redid my living room, I had to figure out where everything goes in the new living room layout.  I also had to sort through my decorations picking the ones that would match with the new style.


My white tree has turned an antique white since it is stored in my hot Florida attic... I kind of like it's vintage coloring.

 
I made new Christmas stocking to reflect the Hollywood Regency look



Ok, now the hot chocolate and cookies party...I made a large crock pot of hot chocolate then put out some "holiday cheer" whip cream and marshmallows, for people to add to their hot chocolate


And some cookies and candies


It was 85 degrees the evening of the party so I turned the air down to make the house a little chilly.  Then the hot chocolate made sense lol!

We all took our drinks and walked around the lake

It was such a fun get together!


So that's it, a little Christmas decorating, a little party, and a little Holiday Cheer!

Happy Creating
Carol

28 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I was thinking about you and then you made a new post! Your Christmas decor looks perfect with your new decor!! How very fun to have a hot chocolate party and then walk around the lake.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
xo,deb

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

what a wonderful tradition Carol. my white tree is probably 20 or more years old and it has turned a fabulous creamy parchment like color. I love it. This year I used it for a thanksgiving tree decorated with gold acorns, deer, pheasant feathers, etc. .... very pretty. Merry Christmas Carol. xoxo

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

It all looks lovely. Great idea to have a walk around such a beautiful lake! Merry Chritmas!!

DebC321 said...

Love the creativity and your beautiful livingroom. Miss you my dear friend! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! Kisses and hugs.

DebC321 said...

Love the creativity and your beautiful livingroom. Miss you my dear friend! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! Kisses and hugs.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Carol, I had to chuckle about you making your guests freezing, so that they would enjoy the hot chocolate. What a fun party you had. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. I love that your tree turned out a bit yellowisch over the years.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Julia

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Very nice Carol. Your home looks so lovely and what a wonderful way to welcome the neighbors with hot chocolate and treats. I hope turning the AC down did the trick. Here on the NC coast it is 35 one day and 75 the next!

Merry Christmas my dear friend.

hugs
Sissie

Sunny said...

Lovely as always. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Sunny said...

Lovely as always. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your the perfect hostess!!! Pretty and festive decorations, a slight chill in the air and hot chocolate! Everything looks lovely...Merry Christmas. Best ~ Mi9ckie.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your house is decorated pretty and what a fun thing to do. I bet walking around the lake with the luminaries is so beautiful! Merry Christmas! Nancy

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Sounds like fun! Your house is decorated beautifully, you really captured the Regency style! Happy holidays! xoKathleen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything looks so elegant and beautiful! It was a little cooler today and we went to a nature park to walk around. What a nice weekend we've had! Holiday hugs, Diane

Createology said...

I was thinking of you and now I see you are enjoying the merriment of Christmas. Your decorations are as perfect and beautiful as your new Hollywood Regency Glamour. Merry Christmas Dear....

handmade by amalia said...

A great tradition, Carol. Your home looks so elegant and festive, lovely.
Amalia
xo

Deanies Stash said...

Your decorations are gorgeous! How fun that you have the party and walk the lake. Looking at your home, you would never guess you were living in a warm climate. Merry Christmas!

Dianne

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my your home is so beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas!



Kathy said...

Your home looks beautiful and I agree about the antique white tree. Who knew!

Boopnut said...

Love your decorations, and the party looks so nice and peaceful!
Deb

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your holiday decorations look gorgeous in your new Hollywood Regency living room. Sounds like such a fun way to party...everything looks delicious!

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like a fun party! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Judy

Curtains in My Tree said...


I love all your Hollywood Regency looks

I think it will be a warm Christmas here in central Missouri also, which last year was very cold and we had a little Christmas snow best I remember

It's been fun reading your post this year and watching all your changes in the house

Merry Christmas ' Janice

Joƫlle QUELENN said...

No more pink, but I do really love so much your new decoration. white is so peaceful. All the walls of my tiny Parisian house are white now (no more pink !) and I'm very happy of it. As we say in France "there is time for each thing". would have liked to share your chocolate party.
Xoxo dearest Carol from PARIS where we have a spring time (always flowers in my garden)

Barbara said...

Everything is lovely...very peaceful!

Marlynne said...

WHAT A LOVELY TRADITION!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love your Hollywood Glamorous house
there is nothing more to say about it
You have one of a kind home

Teresa said...

All so lovely - the decor, the hot chocolate and cookies tradition.
May the New Year keep you in the same path of Joy, Beauty and Happiness and of course with lots of vintage goodies to swoon about ahahahah
I love your vintage tree. Unique and much more you than the whitie white :) Enjoy!
T

Connie said...

How did I miss this stunning post. Your new living room is beautiful and you truly out did yourself with these Christmas decorations. Gorgeous!