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12/5/11

fancy christmas

we had our friends over this weekend for our annual fancy christmas bash!
fancy christmas is where you spend the night doing swanky christmas things...like dress up real fine and pass around good food at a shared table, crack open party poppers and wear paper crowns, give silly gifts, and make toasts to one another.

this year everyone made indian food (tikka masala and saag paneer and curry and naan).
we ate and ate and listened to records and, thanks to amanda jone's recent post, spent the rest of the night making shadow puppets.
(i printed off cards from this site)

oh how i love a good fancy christmas!


happy christmas- mano

happy monday, friends!
xoxo

26 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!
    I just wanted to tell you how inspiring I find your blog to be.
    I love your style, the joy for life you exude, and the way you capture it all.
    From the trip to the waffle house (loved that post--made me want to take a trip there right away) to fancy Christmas, I wish I could be part of the fun!
    Thank for inspiring joy in my heart by sharing yours.
    Merry Christmas!
    Love from,
    Greta

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  2. these pictures are gorgeous, everyone looks so happy and festive. I love the shadow puppet idea! I want to join in!! xxxxx

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  3. this makes me so happy! we have an annual fancy holiday party, too (coming up this friday, whee!). and poppers with the paper crowns are a STAPLE at our Christmas dinner table. now if we could just figure a way to make washington and ohio a bit closer together, yes?

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  4. Oh, I love this Fancy Christmas idea! It's gorgeous. And fyi: you look freakin' fabulous with your hair swept up like that! :)

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  5. I always love the coloring in your pictures. And I would love to attend a fancy Christmas party!

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  6. This looks so fun! And I meant to tell you before, but you made me think of it again: I love seeing the subfloors and your fabulous wall decor. Cool contrast though probably unintentional!

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  7. What a fun looking party. I love your outfit too.

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  8. how fun! i need to throw a fancy party sometime. love that you guys had indian food... my favorite.

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  9. looks like such a lovely time...and those first photos with the lights are fabulous!

    Grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  10. yay! Oh I'm so glad you brought out the shadow puppets. So much fun right? I'm a true believer now. Looks like a grand ol' time. :)

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  11. how fun! and you look stunning as always!

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  12. oh so lovely! and p.s. if you feel like sharing how you did your hair i'd love to know, it's gorgeous... xo

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  13. This looks like it was an amazing night, I love your photos

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  14. Gotta love a gathering of fine people wearing paper crowns! Looks like a very nice party and the food looks great.

    Loulou Downtown

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  15. I love your outfit and your HAIR!!! *.*

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  16. ahhh! so much festive holiday joy! i just wish this time of year would never end. . . but maybe that's the magic of it all?! kinda leaves us aching for more. . .

    you are a beautiful mama and have an awesome blog.

    xoxo

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  17. Your so adorable. I love your sweet little family. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  18. These are such beautiful photographs! They look like they belong in a catalog. Or a fabulous blog ;)

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  19. what a wonderful evening. and your pictures have a glow about them...beautiful. do you use a flash with your 50mm lens? assuming that's teh lens you used ;)

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  20. Yay! It's always nice to have a reason to get fancy!

    xo
    cortnie

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  21. goodness, that's such a good idea. everybody needs a good excuse to dress up every now and again :) and your friends are so cute. it looks like a really fun night :)

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  22. Hello my beautiful girl. Can I make a request? Post a tutorial on how to style your hair like that? I've tried many a failed times. Awful, awful.
    Big squeeze!

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  23. Looks like so much fun! Oh, and I love that yellow dress so much!! Do you have any details on it? ;)

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  24. I cannot get over your photos! They are amazing! And it looks like you had an amazing time!

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  25. I happened upon your blog a few days ago, and I just wanted to say that I love it! I also love the idea of Fancy Christmas. What a fun tradition!

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  26. Gorgeous people gorgeous photos...looks like such fun

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