A while back one of my favorite party websites had this cute little idea, and I was looking forward to an opportunity to try it out! Simple glass ornaments, filled and monogrammed, like so:
So when our playgroup started talking about a Christmas party, I suggested an ornament exchange, in part to avoid alllll the calories of cookies but also to give me a valid excuse to make the above ornaments. I was the only person who thought ornaments were a good idea, so cookies won. And that was that. I was totally prepared for the cookies, as necessitated by a No Rushing Around plan and the fact that we are leaving for Philadelphia early the morning after this party. I have all the ingredients bought (and measured and in the freezer, which might be overkilling just a bit) and cute little recipe cards made. I am READY!
...or WAS until I woke up this morning to find that another mama suggested the ornament exchange after all and now it's a great idea that everyone is excited for, especially ME because hello now I can make those ornaments. Nevermind that I had to wait for someone else to mention it...that has happened a couple of times before, but if it ends up with me getting what I wanted all along, I don't (really) mind. Okay I do a little, but not enough to dampen my excitement for getting to do my little crafty. So off to Hobby Lobby Bree and I went after dropping Carly off at school. We got all the stuff, and I put them together and painted the little letters for everyone who is or might be coming. I am READY!
....or WAS until I was waiting for the photo to load and clicked over to double check the RSVPs only to find that yet another mama suggested doing a White Elephant kind of thing and it is a great idea that everyone is excited for. I had to laugh. Of course the plan would change. However, I am having a No Rushing Around holiday, so I'm sticking with plan B instead of running out to find another ornament. Now I'm just going to wait for someone to suggest that we all make our recipe cards a uniform size, or only printer paper size, or only in Sanscrit. =)