Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Christmas Follow Up!

Hello! I hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays with family and friends...and of course, FOOD!! We had a very quiet Christmas which is how I like it! The advantage of living overseas away from your family (although has its disadvantages) is the lack of hectic traveling back and forth to everyone's home...and making sure you don't leave anyone out.

This year my husband insisted on a Japanese style Christmas. What does that mean? Well, we usually have a Japanese dinner on Christmas Eve (aka NABE) and on Christmas, I cook up a turkey dinner with the works. This year, we celebrated on Christmas Eve with fried chicken (KARAGE chicken), Japanese potato salad and club sandwiches....and of course, the Japanese Christmas Cake with champagne and red wine flowing :0)



That also included party hats and poppers...I got the wrong thing and ended up purchasing party crackers! OOops! Next year, note to self...poppers! The party hats were boring so I had each person make their own using October Afternoon's Holiday Style. LOVED how they turned out :0)






Put it all together and you have a wonderful Christmas celebration!


Thanks for stopping by!!
MargieH

11 comments:

Katie said...

Hi Margie! Looks like you all had a great time! LOVE how the hats turned out...so creative!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your holiday spread looks wonderful, Margie! Merry Christmas!

Sanna F said...

Looks like a lovely christmas!!!
Your sons must have some of your craft skills too!!!
Hugs

Ryann Salamon said...

What a wonderful spread and handsome family! Merry Christmas!

Keshet said...

Looks like fun--and very tasty!

Pam said...

I love the idea of decorating your own party hat on Christmas! Or for any occasion. Please share your recipes! Your Christmas table looks so yummy! Most of all, you have a lovely family. :-)

Tracy said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the season to me :)
Love that your boys decorated their own party hats :)

Linda Beeson said...

What a yummy looking spread!

Connie said...

I visted the other day but was laying in bed and to hard to comment~I loved reading about how you celebrate-very interesting!!! and the party hat is great idea for a party!!!

Sarah Hurley said...

wow, everything looks amazing!

Sarah x

Lynn said...

it looks totally amazing. love it!