Earlier this weekend, I discovered the secret to holiday entertaining.
I was so excited to host my coworkers for an Ugly Sweater Happy Hour after work. I scrubbed my house from top to bottom the weekend after Thanksgiving. I spent the following week getting out all of our decorations. And then I went on a trip to Target with special permission from myself to buy whatever I wanted. It was for the party. I spent a couple evenings prepping some food-related items, and then it was show time.
And now it’s over. I still have a solid 2.5 weeks of holiday enjoyment ahead of me. My house is clean. The decorations are up. I’m lucky enough to get to kick back and relax on these strangely balmy December nights.
Whenever I entertain, I follow these main rules. But I’m adding a new one:
Set up a photo booth at any and all future gatherings.
Because why not?
Recognize those lovely mugs? That’s CV(D), Ali, and me, keeping it real in our favorite holiday gear. I saw this idea on Pinterest, and wanted to make it happen. I was taking a risk here, venturing out into uncharted (for me) entertaining waters. Besides, whose pins actually turn out so well in real life? I gathered some holiday accoutrement, taped some green plaid wrapping paper to the wall, and said a little prayer. I knew the photo booth would either be the life of the party, or the loser who sits in the corner with no one to talk to. Good news. It was the former.
For a mere 99 cents, Pocketbooth took an already fun gathering and made it totes amaze.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a fire to sit in front of, and I’m not getting up till January 1.