Do people really throw parties around Christmas time?
Because I have never been invited to a Christmas party in my entire adult life.
Seriously, I have a whole closet full of unworn heels.
So, I’m thinking that these rumored “Christmas parties” I hear about are probably just a big myth.
Yep…that totally explains everything.
Do you think it’s possible that people DO have parties and just don’t invite me?
Not that I would go, even if I WERE invited. Seriously, who wants to dress all cute and glittery and drink someone else’s wine and laugh loud and listen to Christmas music.
Okay, maybe I do.
Do you think I don’t get invited because I sometimes carry a big box of Rainbow Nerds in my purse, and they shake around and make a lot of noise when I walk?
Because I would totally leave those at home, if that’s what people are worried about.
And I know that sometimes I snort really loud when I laugh, but honestly, I would try to control myself and save my snorts for only the super duper funny stuff.
Maybe I should just throw my own party. And everyone could eat Rainbow Nerds and snort really loud and not have to worry about dirty judgement looks.
Unless they were wearing ugly shoes, but really, even I have limits to what I can tolerate.
For those of you who HAVE been invited to holiday parties (lucky) here are a few quick and easy treats to bring with you.
For reals, only tacky people show up empty handed.
“Almond Joy” Cookies
You need coconut macaroons (homemade or store bought…but obviously if you make them yourself, that takes away the quick and easy part)
Chocolate candy coating (I used Ghirardelli)
Melt your chocolate according to instructions and dip the macaroons in the chocolate. Before chocolate is set, top with an almond. Place finished cookies in the refrigerator to set quickly.
Quick, easy, and they look so pretty. You can even add a few festive sprinkles if you want.
Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
You need white and milk chocolate candy coating
Graham crackers, broken in half
Toffee chips, sprinkles, or other candy for topping
Melt white and milk chocolate according to package directions. Coat graham cracker halves in the white chocolate, placing on a wax paper-lined baking sheet to set. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator until chocolate is hardened.
Dip white chocolate covered graham crackers in the melted milk chocolate, placing back on baking sheet to set. Place in the refrigerator to set again.
Once set, drizzle with white chocolate and top with toffee, sprinkles, or other candy. To drizzle, I dip a whisk in the white chocolate, lift the whisk straight up from the bowl, and wait for the stream of chocolate to slow to a thin drizzle. I then whip it back and forth quickly across the crackers.
These also look gorgeous, and no one will ever guess that they were so easy.
Both of these would also make excellent food gifts for co-workers or teachers, if you like giving the gift of sugary sweetness.