Christmas Eve is almost as big as an event as Christmas Day for me. With a plethora of family, food, and fun, it’s an evening I look forward to all year long.
Last night’s Christmas Eve celebration took place at my grandmother’s house. Some years my aunt Amy hosts the family, but with such a big group—we had almost 30 people last night—my Grammie’s house, with lots of entertaining space, was the place to be the night before Christmas.
The evening started with appetizers and wine.
I helped myself to all sorts of nibbles.
And a small glass of red wine. (I was still sick, but I rationalized that a little alcohol might help “dry me up.” Ha!)
My Grammie, the hostess with the mostess, and my sister!
My sister and my cousin, Meeghan!
My sister, mom, and me!
Dinner was a catered buffet with all the fixings.
The steak tips were especially amazing—so tender and so flavorful!
After dinner, it was time to pick numbers for the Yankee Swap.
The game quickly turned into swapping mayhem!
The Yankee Swap was a lot of fun this year; there were some hilarious presents in the mix!
I ended up with a Sugared Apple Yankee Candle, so I was psyched!
After the Yankee Swap, it was time for dessert.
Holy dessert spread!
I enjoyed a piece of cake and a couple of Crème de Menthe Cookies that I baked for the get-together.
All in all, it was a fabulous Christmas Eve!
How do you typically spend your Christmas Eve?