This year's ugly Christmas sweater party was planned to be held at my house. I have been very excited about the holiday season this year. I think this may be because I am no longer in retail, so the holiday season doesn't mean grumpy customers, but a time to enjoy one another's company. Yesterday, I started slaving away in the kitchen creating cheese balls, chocolate covered pretzels, homemade eggnog and cider. It has been quite a delight, but early yesterday afternoon I received a phone call from a friend and he gave me a Christmas miracle. His work Christmas party was canceled, but they had already paid for room and dinner, so instead of letting it go to waste, the gave it to me....TO ME!!! Free of charge!
We had it at the downtown Sheraton Hotel:
We began in a reception room were hors d'oeuvres were served, and there was a bartender to refil us on all of our root beer. Following the reception room, we entered into a dining room:
Here, waitors gave us the choice of steak, salmon and vegetarian cuisine (rumor has it they ran about $50/plate). Afterwards, we had dessert and hot cocoa. Do not fret, the standards of this party were not compromised. There were about 50-60 young single adults wandering this fancy hotel in our ugly christmas sweaters, with white elephant gifts in hand.
Did I mention we were on the third floor, with a view and it was snowing? It really was a Christmas miracle....
...Pictures documenting this magical night are soon to come!