Yesterday was our annual Christmas luncheon that I have hosted for the past 15+ years. As our kids have gotten older and busier it makes it that much harder to get us all together throughout the year. Everyone lives an hour and 20 mins away, so we cherish and relish this time together each year to catch up. Sometimes throughout the year a few of us are able to meet up, but not all, so today was just plain fun! We started off with lunch then onto creativity at it's finest! I love that all the girls still love to create. They are ranging in ages of 10 to 23 now.
The teenagers being the hardest to please of course!
They made these "dry" snow globes out of wide mouth mason jars.
A friend of mine gave me 24 or more that she was getting rid of this summer so I had to put them to use. I was able to find the very vintage looking bottle brush trees already decorated at of all places, Rite Aid. Only a dollar.
The snow is Stampin Up! Mica flakes. If you don't have these any type of craft snow will work. Start by gluing the lid together. Then on the inside of the lid, glue the tree.
Now turning your ball jar upside down fill it 1/4" full of snow. Put lid on and screw it tight.
Now add ribbon or twinning and a tag.
The tag here is from the the stamp set Cup of Cheer # 139765
The twinning is two toned trim in old Olive on our clearance rack.
They also made these oh so adorable miniature ornaments. Made also with mini bottle brush trees that we glued into small bottles added an eyelet and filled with just a hint of snow.
My daughter Shae was trying to bend her's to look like a Dr Suess Grinch tree. (silly teenager!)
here's what you need for the snow globes. trees, snow, jars and some ribbon
Sharing a few party pics.....
This year I made each girl a stocking and had them hanging when they arrived.
we are only missing one this year.....Brittanie
Me and my girl's! Shelby made it home friday night!
I put a selfie stick in each of the girl's stockings.
Needless to say, a bit blurry but what a HIT!
Onto the creativity!
The Mom's got to make forced Paper White arrangements.
so quick and easy to make, we added some ribbon too.
My favorite moment of the luncheon was when the youngest Katie performed "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" on her flute- Priceless
Blessings to you all!