I have started on the chocolate covered boozy cherries, the other candies are next (cashew brittle, choco dipped pretzel rods (half chocolate dipped in chocolate...milk, dark and white sprinkled with jimmies and my altime fave.... saltine cracker toffee )
Can't forget our cookie decorating fest...I mix, roll and cut into shapes, bake them and show up with lots of tools and royal icing and bags and piping tips.
We let the little demons color their own RI, help to load the bags and provide lots of candies and sprinkles....we play Holiday music and have lots and lots of hot homemade cocoa.
My DD's new home is finished, just in time for the holidays (whew!) planning on a huge feast (ham, my kick-ass turkey roasted in a paper bag, beef tenderloin....green salad, fruit salad....wasabi mashers...frenched green beans with almonds, my killer bourbon sweet potatoes...then there is the dessert buffet (wayyy too many goodies to even post, lol!)
We invited just about the entire neighborhood and they have generously offered to do wine pairing as well as drag along some brandies as well as some nice after dinner "digestives"
I can tell that this is gonna be a good place to live.
Lots of kids that do well with their grades and play lots of sports, a full congent of car pool moms AND best of all...lots of high school age babysitters.