Just popping in to share this week's fun family dinner..."Tree Trimming Dinner", here's what we did:
Well, this week has been very busy...on top of work and family stuff, we decorated for Christmas and the house looked like this most of the week...total mess. I love to decorate and always have fun, but the BEST part is decorating the tree together as a family...
So here is this year's tree- isn't it pretty?
And here is a peek at our ornament box...I love adding a new ornament or two each year.
More about our fun family dinner-
I set the table in reds and creams and used my favorite Christmas dishes...everyone had a special ornament at their place to hang on the tree after dinner.
Over the years I have collected these Johnson Brothers dinner plates- I love the classic Christmas tree pattern and use them every year!
For the centerpiece, I used a woven tray filled with evergreens, red berries, hurricane candles and seashells... we live in Florida you know!
For dinner that night, I fixed our favorite Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes...
I thought the red and green looked nice for our "Christmas" dinner... click HERE to find out more about one of my favorite ingredients, PESTO!
The fun of this meal was decorating the tree after dinner together- I put on some classic Christmas tunes and we got busy!
This year, the girls were both old enough to REALLY help, in fact, they did the majority of the tree decorating this year!
They did such a great job! We have all decided that for next year's tree trimming dinner we need to add hot cocoa and cookies...yum.
Blessings to you and your family this holiday season.
Join us Monday for the Starfish Cottage 2013 Holiday Open House Tour!
And don't miss next Friday's Family Movie Night Dinner- Holiday Edition.