Christmas Pinterest Party 2.0

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This was the last Pinterest party for 2019. Oh my. It was fairly well attended. One person had to cancel due to an emergency and another friend canceled due to being sick. So..that was a bummer, especially last minute but we made the best of it. 1 person came who has come before and 3 new people showed up which was cool! Keep reading to see what we made and what we ate.

The Crafts

I bought a cut file for my Cricut from Lori Whitlock's shop during her Black Friday sale and decided it was just the coolest thing so it became a Pinterest party craft. I did a quick search on Pinterest and don't see this particular craft on there yet so I will do a separate post and get it pinned here in the next week or so.

Busy hands of everyone putting their star together. Tip: Don't use wax paper. Tape, glue, etc., does not stick well to it. Some of us ended up using tissue paper. Parchment paper may have worked as well. We used a mix of gluesticks and tape runners to get the cardstock to stick together.

Most of the finished ones. Look how pretty!

The before...plexiglass, paint, scissors, leading and string. 

We used Plaid Crafts Gallery Glass paints to create these stained glass ornaments. Huge thanks to them sending me the supplies I needed to make this craft happen.  I have their regular colors which have treated me awesome but was able to order these fun shimmer colors. When the paint dries, they look so pretty!

The after! Loved seeing the unique designs.

And...the finished product ~ almost dry.
Front side on the left and back side on the right.
I'll loop a bit of string through the hole Tony drilled in the top and hang it on my tree.

The before...yarn, wood circles from Joann's with a hole drilled in the middle - thanks to Tony, glue, gold stars cut on the Cricut Maker and various twine and string colors.

The after! Inspiration here

The Food

The setup with everyone's food. We had a pretty full table! Heavy on the sweet this time but the pretzel rods balanced that out a bit as did the fruit.

Tony made these delicious Hot Cocoa cookies

I added in some fun candies from Target that they were on a sale, 3/$10.

Tony put together this Mulled Spice Cider. Honestly, it was on the back of the box of Spiced Apple Cider packets. I'm sure it's on Pinterest somewhere but here's the recipe so I don't have to hunt too long to find it:

3 cups water
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 whole cloves (which we did not have because the grocery store was out)
3-4 cinnamon sticks
Orange slices

In medium saucepan (or slow cooker), mix together and heat Alpine Original Spiced Cider Mix, water, pineapple juice and cloves. To serve, place an orange slice and cinnamon stick in each mug and fill with hot cider. Makes 4 servings.

So..we just put everything in the slow cooker - including the orange slices and cinnamon sticks. We also doubled the recipe and it was more than enough for 5 people.

Someone brought this super cute looking (and tasting!) kiwi wreath with added raspberries and blueberries. I've never seen a golden kiwi before and it was pretty yummy.

Sugar cookies (they were store bought so no Pinterest link)

Fun pretzel rods - they were so good! Dip half a rod in chocolate and decorate with sprinkles.

Thanks to all who were able to make it out for this month's Pinterest party. I know it's a busy time of year. So grateful that the word seems to be spreading more and new faces are showing up. Love meeting new people and love the old friends that come when they can as well. It's so great and I can't wait for more parties in 2020!


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