.......the following candy recipe was "gleaned" from Brin's blog, http://messythrillinglife.blogspot.com/ and she got it from "Debbie Sue" - although I don't know of her blog (sorry!)
1 (16 oz.) jar salted peanuts
1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
2 (12 oz.) bags peanut butter chips
2 (1 lb.) packages White Almond Bark, broken in pieces
(You'll sometimes find this called Vanilla Candy Coating)
I printed the sayings (or poems) then Mrs. P and Mrs. B helped with the numbering and the keeping track of what's what. When each guest was ready to leave, they pulled a number and received the coordinating token gift. It was a lot of fun and totally random. We had mints, nuts, candles, kitchen towels, apple cider, Jolly Ranchers, and so on.
I heard about the police force in many cities asking that you don't put the presents under the tree where they would be visible by the 'Grinch's' out there, but my tree looked empty ...and sad...so I put small decorated pillows, some with ribbons wrapped like packages, under for effect. I think it looks good....what do you think?
I love how the tree reflects in the mirror- which is directly in my viewing pleasure when I sit in the "Santa" chair...
OK, so that's enough boredom for one Sunday evening.
I'm kinda pooped and the last party dish is washed & put up, so I think I'll call it 'all good'.
g'night and sleep tight...