couples holiday party

we couldn’t come to town without having a party
with all of our friends…it was so busy over the
holidays that we picked a date to just have
everyone together. we did a sugar cookie
bar, hot chocolate, and played games.
i made this recipe and it was great as usual!
i’m kind of a sucker for this butcher paper 
food bar idea, like i did for a shower here.
surprisingly it was the boys who liked the 
cookie bar the most, all packed around it. ^^ 
^^ we got the best news from anna & randy..
they came early and had us open this envelope!
i SCREAMED so loud! i am so so excited! cutest parents.
we were snap happy with the photos because we
never see these people so i have to document!
we laughed hard and stayed up lateeeee.
we missed some friends who couldn’t make
it, but we found other times to see them too :
loved our brunch with the fowlers and
brynn’s darling quote she gave me ^^
we miss quality time with friends from home! ^^time with baby rocky + di & ted is the best. ^^i think we WON our white elephant 
party by bringing this gem ^^i also got to see ashley, who ended my streak of not
getting my hair cut for 1.5 years when i went to get 
it done by her! nice to have a BFF who does hair :)
she trimmed it + curled it and she is amazing! ^^^^ and cafe rio with this great crew.
there’s nothing like friends from home.
we love them all!

'couples holiday party' has 7 comments

  1. December 30, 2014 @ 10:48 pm LHWinstead

    The cookie couples party is such a great idea!! Looks like a fun time! I absolutely love the way your friend did your hair, looks amazing!!


    • December 30, 2014 @ 11:04 pm emi

      it was a fun and easy way to host! i am obsessed with how she curls hair, it’s like beach waves! i’ll tell her you said you liked it! :) xoxo happy new year!


  2. December 31, 2014 @ 9:43 am Strange Party

    This place is really a hidden gem! Came here for an affinity group get-together and had a great time. The environment is cozy at these Chicago restaurants and good for having conversations.


  3. December 31, 2014 @ 3:17 pm Linda Dunn

    I am so happy to see all your darling friends. What a great thing to see you both cultivating this part of your lives. So important.
    Love you so much!


  4. January 2, 2015 @ 4:44 am Katie Arruda

    Adorable! What a fun idea! I still have to go to Cafe Rio!

    katie @


  5. January 2, 2015 @ 5:17 pm Kristin DiCristofano

    That is such a fun party idea! How fun that you got to catch up with all your friends :) happy new year!


  6. January 5, 2015 @ 4:52 pm Rylee Zylstra

    hahaa waitttt I think I need to see the High School Musical China. That just looks tooooo good.


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