Tis the Season

Tis the season to be busy fa la la la la la la la LA! Goodness this past week has been absolutely hectic!

Last week, I got into a bad accident and my car was totaled. Worst timing ever! I had zero time to go car shopping, but we made it work. Friday, was H's work Christmas party which was held at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Saturday was our 1st annual Christmas party here at the house. We also squeezed in car shopping on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon.

Friday, I went to get my hair done and had my first blow dry bar experience thanks to inspiration from the fabulous Pam. Then it was time to check into the hotel and get ready for an epic company Christmas party.

Obsessed doesn't even begin to explain how I feel about Harry Potter! I had been to the park twice before, but never got to truly experience it since it's always so flingin' flangin' crowded. They shut down the park and it was open only to H's company and their guests so about 250 people at most. I almost had a tear in my eye as I walked through the shops and could actually take in all the details and even hear Moaning Myrtle in the bathroom! No lines for the rides, unlimited butter beer and pumpkin juice and of course great food and open bar. Such an amazing night!

Hogsmeade with Hogwarts in the background

Zonkos Joke Shop

Honey Dukes

Hogwarts at night *magnificent*

Inside Hogwarts

I got to ride a Nimbus 2000. eat Chocolate Frogs, and I even sported a butter beer mustache

I was chosen at Ollivanders to test out a wand

After party at City Walk... this may not have been a good idea :-P

The next morning, we woke up and checked out and drove home to get ready for our 1st annual Christmas party at the house. I spent the whole day in the kitchen cooking and baking while H mowed the lawn and got the fire pit and patio area ready. We were barely ready in time when guests started arriving. 

Soooo much food! 

Dessert table
Caprese wreath
Egg nog and gingerbread martinis
Hot cocoa station with marshmallows, chocolate dipped candy canes, and baileys and amaretto nips

I also had buffalo dip in the crock pot, cream cheese sausage balls, peppermint bark, shrimp cocktail, and so many people brought more goodies which was a huge help!

Ladies pic

Our 1st Christmas party was a success

The highlight of the night was the gift swap

Such a busy yet amazing weekend! And I'd do it all over again if I could :)


  1. i am so jealous!! what an amazing experiencE!!

  2. Ahh that looks like the best company party ever! I have been to the Wizarding World once the year it opened and it was nuts, but may be coming back sometime next year for my best friends bachelorette party!!

  3. christmas party looks like a blast! and harry potter land looks amazing!! Love that dress on you, you look soo cute!
    how was the butter beer?

  4. You look amazing in that dress!!
    I've always wanted to go to Harry Potter world..haven't made it there yet!!

  5. love your dress!!! and HP world?! my jealousy knows no words!

  6. That looks like SO MUCH FUN! You look gorgeous, of course, wouldn't expect anything less! I'm sure that y'all hosted a fabulous Christmas party! Looks like a great time :)

    PS- Your post about the blowdry bar made me schedule an appt. there for this week before I blogging party I'm going to! :)

  7. Epic weekend!! Wish I got to try the pumpkin juice!

  8. My husband would DIE to go to Harry Potter world. So fun!