I spent some of the day looking for Christmas gifts and more of the day preparing for a big fun night at our church. I’m really excited! We’ll have a little singing, games, prizes, fellowship, and good food – well, I hope it is good food because I’m making it all.
The holidays are always so busy for people. We wanted to do something to celebrate with our church family but didn’t want to make the holiday season even more hectic, so I suggested that we have a Holiday Bash before Thanksgiving where we can celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year all at once.
I don’t want to give away too many details as I want it to be as much of a surprise as possible to the attendees and I’m not sure how many, if any, read my blog.
Monday after Tiffany’s appointment we did the shopping for the Holiday Bash. We went to several stores. We got some stuff at Sam’s, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Aldi, and Walmart. It was a good day. I was surprised that we finished as early as we did, though. We even managed to purchase all the game prizes. They aren’t much but it’s something. I think prizes, even inexpensive prizes, make it more fun.
Another thing I like to do is to have a few small door prizes. It’s nice to have one larger door prize to give away at the end but we are on a smaller budget this time around, so we don’t have one this time around. Door prizes are a fun addition to group gatherings, even when they are inexpensive ones.
In a few hours, Tiffany and I will be at the church getting three large stuffed turkeys and two large hams into the ovens and slow cookers. Then later we will put on some green beans and make mashed potatoes. Thankfully we are not in charge of desserts. People will be bringing pies. Apple, pumpkin, or pecan is what I asked for but cherry and coconut cream were both mentioned, so we might end up with some of those as well.
We have ice cream to go with the pies and some canned whipped cream to go with the pumpkin. It should be pretty good. Of course if there are any that don’t want/like pie, they can just have the ice cream. We aim to please.
I hope I’ll have some pictures to share with you next week, but if you’ve been around my blog very long, you probably know that I’m not very good with taking pictures.
Well, I better get going. I have a lot to do today!
Until next time, God bless,