Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Christmas #1...

The first of many family gatherings for the seaons has happened. We hosted Steve's family here on Saturday for our Family dinner. Steve made a ham and together we put together a big variety of food choices.

Our before company energy!!!

A Scandinavian heart with a marzipan pig inside... the prize for finding the almond in the pudding (traditionally it is a rice pudding, but since that's not a big hit with people, we chose to go with chocolate pudding)

We went with a rustic theme... brown paper on the tables for tablecloths, along with crayons so everyone could colour while they were waiting.



Steve reading the Christmas story from the Bible...

Our crazy little Santa girl!

Steve's parents gave us money and we put it towards Rock Band! Even his mom got in on the drumming action :)

5 comments:

Leanne said...

Love, love love how you set the table! How fun!

Jen said...

you are so creative! Love the "montanas" inspiration on the tables! Love it!

Sarah said...

Thanks! I thought this could work because I didn't have 2 tablecloths the same colour for the extended table... so then I thought of Montanas and how fun that is when we go there... so, why not do it for Christmas dinner!?!!! Plus, Christmas started in a stable where I'm pretty sure there weren't any tablecloths, matching or not... so rustic just seemed to work!

Lisa V. said...

LOVE the pic of Elise...too cute...she looks like one of Santa's little helpers...

Jen said...

so after this post, at IKEA I spotted rolls of brown "wrapping" paper... so I bought 2 rolls - with the idea of using them for table covers!
Thanks!
Tomorrow will be the first time I'll do it for my Family coming over for lunch - and then I'll do it for Sammy's party next week - perfect idea!
Thanks again!
Happy New Year!