Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas...,

Warning heavy picture content

On one of the coldest, snowiest days of the year, my family got together for our annual kick off festivities for the Christmas season. The theme of this gathering was "Making Christmas Wreath".

Years ago Martha Stewart did an episode on decorating for Christmas. At that time, I thought it was such a cool idea to make your own decorations. It makes the holiday season extra special. My sister, Rochelle, was the host (not pictured) of this super fun event. We had lots of food, old school music, laughs and loads of fun. Party time: 3:00pm, December 12th.

When we arrived, the air was filled with delicious smells, Mmmm, Mmmm, good home cooked food (I bought a bucket of chicken and sparkling grape juice). In the kitchen, the table was set with all types of goodies to make wreaths. The house was filled with laughter, good cheer, and Lionel Richie and the Commodores in the back ground. What fun.

Everyone, except the young men of the family made wreaths. The overly, energetic young men preferred rough housing in the family room in between eating double portions of all the food.

Christopher Ryan the birthday young man (14)

Wreath Making -

Domino putting it together


Rochelle's wreath finished

Tricey - The Candy Wreath

Lolo - Kind of Traditional

Me - Fluffing the wreath while thinking about placement of decorations

Finished - Traditional -- Less is More

Testing, testing, 1,2,3 ...,

Finally, some practice videos (Wreath Making) for future sewing tutorials. Enjoy!


  1. What a fun get-together!! I'm sure the rough-housing young men will still have wonderful memories of the day. Is this an annual event in your family?

  2. Looks like you had so much fun. The wreath looks great!

  3. Thanks, ladies. Elaray - This is the first time we've done the Wreath Making event. We've done cookies, decorating, etc. events in the past. We try to do a few things together during the holidays.

  4. This is a great idea and it looks like so much fun! i'll have to steal this idea for the

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  5. What a great idea! It looks like so much fun and the wreaths are beautiful.

  6. Beautiful! Looks like great fun and an great way for family to get together to kick off Christmas celebrations!

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

  8. What a fun family get together! I love the candy wreath!

  9. Oh family times like these sure do make the holiday season so much more special. Looks like you all made some awesome wreaths and memories.

  10. Oh I'm SO jealous!! What a lovely bunch of friends and family. So fun!!

  11. Looks like everyone had a great time. The wreaths look lovely. I think that family traditions are one of the most important parts of any holiday. That's what everyone reminisces about years later.

  12. Congratulations to Chris! And of course congratulations to you for having such a wonderful family to share all those times of reunion, you are very lucky. May God bless you and all your family.

  13. Your wreaths all look beautiful and it really is a wonderful idea to do it this way with family.

    I like the video too :)

  14. What a super fun party! It is interesting to see all the personalities in the finished wreaths.

  15. Great pictures, thanks so much for sharing. Such a nice looking family.

  16. A wreath party is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi Cennetta.- Only wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My best wishes for another year full of happy sewing ...!!!



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