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Christmas Cocktail Party/Private.

  • Dec 14, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Ladies or guys if you are into baking. Good to  have 2 or 3 dozen or really make as many as you would like. The guys can bring an appetizers for the Christmas party. We will have 35 folks at the party. We would like for each guest to have a bag of cookies to take home.  I will have Christmas bags for their cookies.

 Little Chapel with Christmas Tree at Elmau, Bavaria, Germany by Coy christmas tree images





Open house cocktail party, designed just for our group.

Now come inside, won’t you, where it’s warm with fire
place and the air is laced with the sweet spice of mouthwatering crab cakes and
fresh-cut fir.

You will find it Cozy and the tone will set for our open
house cocktail party, designed just for our group.

 Beneath the soaring of Christmas from the late 1800’s with an Antique Lionel Train Tour,
we’ll unwind, relax, and catch up with friends. When you leave, my hope is that
you’ll take with you treasured memories of Christmas with our
wonderful group.

The weather outside may be frightful, but a cocktail party is most delightful!

Please join Sharon Decker.
Members Holiday Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres Party

Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air, and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear.

BYOB bottle of wine, mixed drink or beer. I will take care of all Appetizers.

I would like to have a Cookie exchange, so each person will have a cookie to take home . Please bake your cookies if you can. Nothing better than homemade cookies for Christmas.

Everyone bake your cookies at least three days in advance. The
biggest reason is that this is the busiest time of year.  

 

Another reason to bake the cookies early is so that they can "dry out" a bit.
A freshly baked cookie is not a good cookie to transport. When we're swapping,
we're piling different types of cookies on top of each other and the fresh ones
crumble terribly, especially if it's a fragile cookie to begin with. After the
cookies have been baked, they should sit out all night on a rack to cool and
lose their moisture, with a piece of wax paper over them. Then you can put them
into a cookie tin, with wax paper under and over them and between the layers.

It's a nice break from the stressful Christmas season. Will get
everyone in the holiday spirit.

How to do the Cookie Swap:

After everyone has eaten and socialized a bit, I call the swap to order by
ringing a bell and we gather into the dinner room where the cookies have been
laid out on the table as people arrived.

When cookie swap happens, we will slowly go around the table
clockwise. Everyone grabs 3-5 cookies from each plate, depending on how many
are in each dish.

I will have cookies bags for everyone to put your cookies
in.

Place: Sharon Decker
Date: December 14th  Saturday
Time: 7:30 p.m.

I will have  The Lionel Train Station Tour again this year.

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    • A former member
      A former member

      I loved watching the trains go by. Great video.

      January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent evening! Great people and great venue!!!

    December 15, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Jolene, we are so glad you and your friend joined us. Thank you.

      1 · December 17, 2013

  • Connie H.

    Very festive, fun and great company.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jim

    Great party Sharon! You are so thoughtfully and generous and sweet to share your beautiful home with us for the holidays. Olivia and I had a wonderful time. Thank you so much!

    December 15, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Jim, thank you so much, we were all so happy you and Olivia joined us.

      December 17, 2013

  • Nancy P.

    I was so exceptional...the time and energy of the decorations and food....What a wonderful hostess and a great party. Thank you so much!!!

    December 16, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Nancy, thank you. This is what the holidays are about.

      December 17, 2013

  • Jim

    What a wonderful group of people, so much fun!

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My third attendance to Sharon hosting her yearly Christmas Cocktail Party. Always a first rated event. I so very much appreciate her generosity of opening her home to members!

    December 15, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Elke, thank you. It was a joy to have you join us. We are all praying for you.

      December 15, 2013

  • Joan Martha H.

    Sharon thank you for a wonderful night. It was nice to meet some of the members as I am new to the group. Your house is lovely and full of warm love.

    December 15, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Thank you. I hope each person that comes to my home will always feel welcome and love.

      December 15, 2013

  • Sharon D.

    Wonderful!!Thank each and every one of you for coming to my Christmas party this year. We really had a fantastic evening. Thanks for all the good cheer. It meant so much me and to see all of you. It was wonderful to celebrate this special time with loved one.
    Thank you for my wonderful gifts and the cookie exchange was great. (Everything was great.)
    Casey thank you for running the trains and tell Liz thanks for bringing you over .

    Thanks again!
    Love,
    Sharon

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, thank you. It was a wonderful get together of friends. The house was fabulous.
    Sharon was a grand hostess. A very enjoyable evening.

    December 15, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    I'm sorry but i have to cancel at the last minute. I have a horrible cold. I've been looking forward to this for a long time, too. I tried to change my RSVP but it kept going to dues payment

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Nancy, hurry and be better

      December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sharon, I will be late due to my son's basketball game. Will come by and see you and all who may still be there. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    December 14, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Michelle, we hope to see you later.

      December 14, 2013

  • Joan Martha H.

    How many cookies do we need to bake?

    October 14, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Ladies or guys if you are into baking. Good to have 2 or 3 dozen or really make as many as you would like. The guys can bring an appetizers for the Christmas party. We will have 35 folks at the party. We would like for each guest to have a bag of cookies to take home . I will have Christmas bags for their cookies.

      October 22, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      Joan, bring as much as you would like. It's up to you.

      December 14, 2013

  • Sharon D.

    Cheryl,
    Come when you can,you will be here before cookie exchange.

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there around 9pm if that's ok...with cookies in hand!!!!

    November 15, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      That will work. We will still be here.

      November 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm bringing cookies, and I know we'll be a little late, but I hope to be there before the cookie exchange!

      December 11, 2013

  • Sharon D.

    Casual cocktail parties provide an opportunity to sit back with friends, food and alcohol, and dish about each other’s lives. Although everyone at Cocktail Parties typically knows the host, they don't always know each other, but before you leave you will know everyone.

    October 16, 2013

  • Sharon D.

    Everyone bake your cookies at least three days in advance. The biggest reason is that this is the busiest time of year.
    Another reason to bake the cookies early is so that they can "dry out" a bit. A freshly baked cookie is not a good cookie to transport. When we're swapping, we're piling different types of cookies on top of each other and the fresh ones crumble terribly, especially if it's a fragile cookie to begin with. After the cookies have been baked, they should sit out all night on a rack to cool and lose their moisture, with a piece of wax paper over them. Then you can put them into a cookie tin, with wax paper under and over them and between the layers.
    It's a nice break from the stressful Christmas season. Will get everyone in the holiday spirit.

    October 14, 2013

    • Sharon D.

      How to do the Cookie Swap,

      After everyone has eaten and socialized a bit, I call the swap to order by ringing a bell and we gather into the dinner room where the cookies have been laid out on the table as people arrived.
      When cookie swap happens, we will slowly go around the table clockwise. Everyone grabs 3-5 cookies from each plate, depending on how many are in each dish.
      I will have cookies bags for everyone to put your cookies in.

      October 14, 2013

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