I am so excited because tonight is my First Annual Partying While Watching "White Christmas" and Eating With My Girls Party! WOO HOOOOOO!
A little back story: My friend Corrie and I L-O-V-E this movie! When we were kids we would watch it over and over, whether it was Christmas or not. We'd talk about how teeny Vera Ellen's waist was, whether Bob Wallace was way too old for Betty, sing "Sisters" together and discuss different ways we'd punch out that nosy chick Emma that eavesdrops and messes everything up. (Yeah, where's the scene with her apologizing for that?! And why didn't Betty just say, "Yo Bob, did you set this up as a publicity thing for yourself or what?" That would have saved so much freakin' time!)
ANYWAY, we love the movie. :) So then I was talking to a friend and found she loves it too and it just kind of snowballed from there and tonight I'm having a group of gals over to watch the movie and just enjoy some girly time. Everyone's bringing something, I've got the "Liverwurst and Buttermilk" cupcakes made (don't panic: it's just my pumpkin cake with honey cream cheese frosting, lol) and thanks to the fabulous Callista, I now have her Grandmother's recipe for Hot Buttered Rum all finished and just waiting for me...er, I mean us to drink! I've decided to wear one of my vintage dresses and am really looking forward to tonight!
Did you know:
-Fred Astaire was the first choice to play opposite Bing Crosby but turned the role down as did second choice Donald O'Connor.
-Vera Ellen plays the younger sister but she was actually 7 years older than Rosemary Clooney.
-Rosemary Clooney sang both parts in the song "Sisters".
-The boy in the picture of "Freckle Face Haynes the Dog Face Boy" is Carl Switzer, who played Alfalfa in "The Little Rascals". (trivia from Wikipedia)
In other news, I've got a couple more pics of Christmas decorations, once again created by my talented Mother. One year she made me a "Simpsons" tree (I love this show, lol)
This is really love! When my parents split up, I inherited our old ornaments. My mom collected my most favorite ones from my childhood and made this shadow box for me. If you look closely, you'll see first grader Maggi in the top left hand corner. lol
Speaking of Mom, she has joined the blogging world! I am so proud of her because this whole blogging thing totally escapes her, lol. But she's jumped right in and even has one of her original Chex Mix recipes posted. Would y'all do me a huge favor by going over and welcoming her to our little blogging world? I would so appreciate it! Her blog is here.
I hope you have a great day!!!