Friday, December 12, 2008

Operation Ornament a Success!

The party was soooo much fun last night! Our hostess pulled off another fab party which was really no surprise - lots of great people, beautifully decorated home, yummy food, etc! It was an all ladies event and as an extra bonus there was beer! I like wine, but wine doesn't like me that much and 9 times out of 10 gives me the worst headache. The beer was a fabulous German beer hoegaarden (pronounced who-garden, but I think I prefer to call it ho - garden) and I am so happy to be headache free this morning!

I took extra care to wrap my gift pretty (chosen 6th out 40, thank you very much - so happy to not be in the lonesome loser crew this year!)

People did not sneer at the homemade purses thankfully and they even got swapped a few times so I was happy and relieved about that!

I totally scored on mine! Check this beauty out....

it has all the qualities I am looking for in a Christmas ornament - glass, round, bow, and GLITTER! Isn't she pretty?

I'll leave you with this question - is it polite to "steal" an ornament from the hostess of the party at the Yankee swap? My gut is no - but it was done several times last night. I honestly had never given a whole lot of thought to this until a few years ago when at another party someone stole the gift from the hostess - the lady sitting next to me whispered ( kind of loudly) in my ear that, that guest "Was not raised right"

TGIF :) xo, Brie

1 comment:

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I think it depends on how well you know the hostess. At the few parties I've been to it is each man for himself. We mean business with the gift swap and no gift is off limits.