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Coffee and Cocoa Christmas Party {PHFR+ a Recipe}

~PRETTY~

My boys had an entire week off of school before we went "home" for Christmas.  They each asked me to invite friends over to play so I decided to invite them all at the same time along with their mothers. I wanted a playdate too!


To send out the invitations I used an alternative to evite called Punchbowl.  It's free and more fun than evite in my opinion.


Part of the joy of having a party for me is having an excuse to make some extravagant recipes and pull out the German gluhwein mugs my sister has diligently brought me from her trips overseas.


~HAPPY~

It does my heart such good to spend a few hours in the company of faith-filled moms who share openly and support one another through the journey of parenthood.  


~FUNNY~

My three year old son had fun sharing his toys with his buddies from school.  When I spotted them beneath the train table I had to snap a photo. I wonder what they were discussing?
~REAL~

The downside of having 13 boys over to play:  The Lego aftermath.

~RECIPE~ 

This quiche recipe is the simplest to make and has become my go-to recipe.  My only suggestion is that I use extra sharp cheddar rather than monterey jack cheese for more flavor and zip.


I hope you are inspired to host a playdate for you and your kids soon!




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Comments

  1. what a lovely party! A treat for all of you.

    Thanks for your prayer for me this morning - I know I am resting on prayers. So glad I'm not in life alone :)

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  2. That looks like fun. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. Your photos are always so lovely and inspirational! Looks like a fabulous party. Although when my Andrew saw the photo of the Thomas table he wanted to know when we were getting one. ;-) I also want to try that quiche recipe. Looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks! The Thomas table was a gift from grandparents years ago and is worth its weight in gold. Best toy in the house!

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  4. Your graciousness and hospitality are shown so clearly... Such a wonderful post to read this morning. Blessings.

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  5. Wow! Looks amazing! You and your family had fun and of course great time together. Everyone can tell by your beautiful photography.

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  6. I love that you make the world a brighter and better place...in every place that you are. Especially the place you hold in my heart. What I wouldn't give to be one of those moms at your playdate...such beauty and elegance with such ease! I love you!

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    1. Of course I wish you were able to be here too! You are loved ~ xo.

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  7. What a great idea. Love that you were able to spend time with like-minded mums while your kids had a good time too.

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  8. Thanks for joining! Your hospitality looks so gracious. What a gift to your friends!

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  9. What a fun morning, Misty. How lovely!

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