On Friday, our gated community, "Venezia", had a "Toasting the Trees" Party. Four homeowners offered to open their homes so neighbors could see their trees and holiday decorations. 28 people signed up for the walk around the neighborhood, and all the walkers were assigned a house (by the helpful Elf committee) to drop off an appetizer before the party.
We began at Pat and Joe's festive home.
Robert had "Santa's drink wagon" to help transport ice chests and bottles.
We spent 30 minutes at each house, enjoying wonderful new treats, and toasting each couple who welcomed us by their tree. The second house was newlyweds, Rick and Leah's new home. Welcome to the neighborhood!
The third house was Priscilla and Damon's. I loved seeing all the "kid art" around this lovely home. Remember those kindergarten wreaths made out of paint handprints?
Nice to have some young new families in the neighborhood!
We were the last house. There were lots of goodies to sample!
We toasted one of our five trees!
After the Tree Toasting, we were invited to Robert's for an afterparty. He had a gorgeous crystal-covered tree.