Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Parties

Merry Christmas! I just finished up an insane month at work, and I'm on vacation until NEXT YEAR! :) We're taking advantage of the time off from work and flying out to North Carolina for Lindy Focus, which is one of the (if not THE) biggest swing events in the US. It's the first time Chris and I  have been to this event, and will be our first time on the East Coast together. I'm going to *try* to blog while I'm there, but if I don't you'll know it's because I'm running around having fun!

Because we're going out of town we didn't decorate at home this year, but we've gone to a couple Christmas parties. I wore a new me-made Beignet skirt to a Gingerbread House party last Sunday, but I'm a bad blogger and didn't take any photos of it. But here's our sugary creation - every team gets the same basic house kit and creates a different scene. We got 3rd place with our "Broadmoor Abbey", mostly because Chris invented a ridiculous story about the Stonehenge-esque light bouncing through the stone windows. It sure wasn't the Gummi Bear statuary that won!

Wednesday night was my office Holiday party - there was an office decorating contest, and I wanted to share some cute creations we made. Not award-winning, but pretty fun for a couple hours with wrapping paper! If you want that giant measuring tape behind me, it's available as a printable download here.

We did NOT make the Hot Dog cut-out - that came with the sliders food station, but I thought it was pretty exciting. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one at the party who used it.

And the obligatory photo-booth pics!
Happy Holidays - I'll see you soon!


  1. Enjoy Lindy Focus! Let us know how good it was.

  2. Looks like fun! Enjoy the Lindy Focus! :)

  3. How neat! I never heard of this! I hope you have a blast and take loads of pics! Merry Christmas! xox

  4. Beth, I live in Asheville and I'm going to be volunteering at Lindy Focus and attending some of the dances. We have family in town for Christmas plus a kiddo, so we aren't able to do the full camp this year. My husband and I are new dancers who expect to be blown away by LF. I hope I will meet you there!!! Virginia

    1. Yay, please come find me, I'd love to meet you! I don't know the lay of the land yet, but we'll probably be hanging out in The Avalon (Balboa room) for late night.


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