Each girl brings their own wine glass and then we hit the streets going to each house. All are within the neighborhood and within just a few city blocks of each other. The hostess provides the wine and food, and then we show up to enjoy the decorations and drink! :)
With a few snowflakes starting to fall, we hit up Stacey's first. Her real tree is perfectly shaped, and looked gorgeous. Side note…why can't anyone ever describe me in that way? Ok, back to the tour...
After we left Stacey's, the girls headed over to my house. My tree looks extra tiny after seeing Stacey's. Rob and I used to have a 9' tree, but after the last 7 years I got tired of messing with it since it was so heavy, so I downsized.
This is looking out from the kitchen area.
We spend about an hour at each house, which ends up being just the perfect amount of time. I remember the first year we did this, we had 8 houses on the tour and barely had time to chug a glass of wine before having to head out and hit the next house. I think we'll stick to 3 or 4 in the future. Well planned, Pattie! We ended the night at Ginna's house, which is one of my favorites in the neighborhood. I only grabbed one photo, but I wish I had taken a pic of her back patio area. She and her husband had their fences all lined with white and colored lights.
I think we all had a great night, all had a nice headache the next morning, and are now in the full Christmas spirit after seeing all the decorations. I love all the gatherings we have with the neighborhood girls. Some great traditions that have been established with a special group!