First things first, we had to decorate. If you're in need of holiday decorations, I highly recommend Walmart. You can buy a bin of 35 ornaments (like these) for only $15! They also have super cheap strings of lights for the walls and the tree. Here's a pic of our tree! Sorry for the poor quality, hopefully Santa will be bringing me a new camera this Christmas :)
Next came the menu. Again, we bought most of our groceries at Walmart since the produce is affordable. Here's what we whipped up:
- Lipton Onion Dip
- Guacamole (my own recipe... I"ll post it one of these days)
- Paula Deen's Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps
- Santa Hat Brownies
- Martha Stewart's Macaroni & Cheese
|Santa Hat Brownies - Photo Courtesy of Blog Daisy's World|
The food ended up costing us around $150 total... not too shabby for feeding 20 people. If you're looking to spend less, I'd probably sub out the mac n' cheese. The cheese (especially Gruyere) can get a little pricey. Although I thought it was sooooo worth it.
Hope everyone has a lovely holiday season and enjoys time with family and friends!
|Anthony and I in our ridiculous Christmas outfits :)|