The entree is purchased and everyone brings a dish or two, therefore food is basically covered. I shop for the paper products, decorations and all of the other party stuff. Well I started on Monday, yes the party was the following Sunday! I grabbed my notes that I had from the past few years and went from there. Now I am not suggesting that when you are expecting 40 plus people over you start 6 days before, but that is just how it worked out. Because I kept detailed notes, it made everything fairly easy, even though we were hosting in a different house.
All other tables were covered with a white tablecloth and two red ribbons down the center, the same greenery and candles. The napkins were white as well, I told you I went plain and simple.
We had a great time visiting with everyone, delicious food and lots of good fellowship exchanging white elephant gifts!
Keep detailed notes for any party that you have, you never know when they will come in handy. Always go easy and simple and keep the focus on your friends and not your decor. Accept offers of help and most importantly enjoy yourself!
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