Here's an idea of what the ornament that I brought looked like ---
I couldn't find a picture of the actual one that I bought, but it looked like these, only it was a glass ball, not a bucket. I loved the feathers at the top of it! I got it at Pier 1. I love their ornaments, and everything else in the store!!!
I brought along my camera to take pics at the party, but ended up only taking pics of Debi's beautiful Christmas decorations!
This is the stairwell, in the foyer, that greets you as you enter the house.
This is the dining room, to the left of the foyer. She had many yummy foods here, for us to enjoy!
Take a look at ALL of these YUMMY desserts that were scattered across her kitchen island!! This was a dessert lover's paradise!! The large gingerbread house is just a decoration, but it looked SO real!
This beautiful fireplace is in the formal living room where we all sat to enjoy our yummy foods and also to have our ornament swap.
I hate that I didn't take any pictures of any of us that were there! I get shy about taking people's pictures, because you never know how they really feel about it. Someone did take mine and David's picture in front of the Christmas tree, but it didn't turn out so well.
Our ornament swap game was a lot of fun. If you've never played "Dirty Santa", it's a fun game to play at a Christmas party! Everyone brings an ornament (or some other cheap) gift and you take turns picking a gift from under the tree (or on the table). You open your gift and show it to the rest of the participants. The next person, in turn, can either take your gift or choose another from under the tree. The game continues around the room with everyone either choosing a new gift, or stealing someone else's! Our game lasted for a while because their were two ornaments that everyone seemed to want!!
This is the ornament that I was lucky to get --