To start the party , a paper plate art game was played. Members were given a paper plate and pen and told to place the plate on top of their head. They were then instructed to draw various things such as a Christmas tree, ornaments on the tree, a fireplace, etc. At the end, points were given based on the drawing. Winners were Judi Burns and Carolyn Holley. Carolyn won a ceramic holiday platter and Judi won a garden journal.
Members each brought a garden related wrapped gift and played the "Right-Left" game to exchange. The Christmas Story was read with the words "right" and "left" inserted throughout and each time the words were used, the gifts were passed accordingly. At the end of the story, each member unwrapped the gift she held.
Following the games, members enjoyed hot spiced cider, cheeseball and crackers, and an assortment of cookies.
|Pat Hornady, Dorothy Jernigan and LeNette Knapp|
|Ree Smith and Carolyn Holley|
|Judi Burns, Margaret Groves, and Audrey Griffin|
|Kim Dillow and Dana Shinholster|
|Evelyn Bond, Margaret Groves and Gail Touchton|
|Deloris Dean-Bailey and Dorothy Jernigan|
|LeNette Knapp and Elba Bonham|
|Members playing the paper plate art game|
|We had some interesting "Master Pieces"|
|Judi Burns with her nicely decorated Christmas tree which won a prize.|
|Members look at their gifts.|
|Enjoying spice tea and other refreshments.|
|Beautiful wreath made by our hostess, Pat Hornady|
Easy Cheese Ball
Brought by Kim Dillow
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 (1 oz.) package of ranch dressing mix (she used Dill) 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
DIRECTIONS: In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix and cheddar cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
Rollo Pretzel Bites
Brought by Bev Colquett
Lay pretzels on a baking sheet. Top each with an unwrapped Rollo. Bake at 350 for about 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from oven and place a pecan half on top of the rollo and press down a bit. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to harden.