Thursday, December 24, 2015

Holiday Traditions: Party Dishes

Merry Christmas Eve! 

I'm currently primping and prepping to get ready to head to my sister's house for Christmas Eve dinner, and since most people begin their family traditions this year, I wanted to share a special tradition that is near and dear to my heart! 

I've always loved Christmas, always loved baking, and always loved party planning. About ten years ago or so, my grandmama (mom's mom) took note of this and started giving me a Christmas dish every year. She wanted to contribute where I was desperately lacking. I mean, what freshman in high school has party-hosting dishes? So she gave them to me and my mom held them until I graduated college and got my own place (don't worry, I paid interest by allowing her to use them!).

A few years ago, when my grandmama's health started to decline, my mom stepped in and took over the tradition. So now I have quite the little collection of cute Christmas dishes given to me by two special women...and amazing party planners!

 My friends may or may not (except they 100% do) make fun of me for my Christmas plates. Only because half the time I throw Christmas parties just to use my plates. I mean, I love hanging out with them and everything, but I also just really love getting out my pretty plates :) 
#theygetme #andlovemeanyway

Aren't these just the cutest? I'll be honest....part of the reason I'm doing this is as an inventory for me and my mom. After a decade it's a bit difficult to keep up with the dishes you already have....

Of course you gotta have a few bowls in the mix. A bowl full of Christmas goodies is a coffee table staple in our family!

In 2012, my mom have me this plate, which is hands down one of my favorite Christmas plates ever. Except I don't even really use it as a plate. I prop this puppy up on a stand and use it as a decoration!

In 2013, my mom took into account my love of baking and bought me this precious cake plate!

And last year (2014), she gave me this AMAZING cake plate/chip and dip combo plate. Like it's a 2-in-1. You can use it as a cake stand, OR flip it over and use it for chip and dips. Is your mind blown? I thought it might be. 

And THIS year, we went outside of the box a little and she got me this precious chip and dip holder in a sleigh. I mean how cute and festive is this? 

I have other dishes I've purchased/been given, and if you give me a dish it's not like I'll reject it because it's not from my mom/grandmama (I will actually squeal and hug you tightly), but I just love knowing that each and every year I get another special piece to add to my collection. Who knows, maybe I can pass these down to my little party planning girl one day. 

But all in all, I just wanted to share a special tradition that started between me and Gee, and is now between me and my mom. To me, traditions make Christmas. And this is a favorite of mine :)

And now? I'm off to do another favorite.

It's time to watch (and sing along to) White Christmas! 

Jeff has never seen it. His mind is about to be ba-loooown. 

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Until next time,


  1. I love those Christmas plates! Perfect for cookies. Merry Christmas!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish