so I have been a little hesitant about posting these pictures we took over Christmas on account of them being so terrible.... I am not a good photographer nor it seems is Joel and the fact that we were using tarps as sun-shades has resulted in a 'delightful' blue tinge being cast over everything. One thing I can say though is that you learn from experience, or at least I will endeavor to.
We wanted to keep things simple as it was Christmas Eve and none of us wanted to spend Christmas Day taking decorations down. Joel's mother made the table runner from fabric bought at Spotlight and we just used plastic tablecloths, plates and cutlery (cheap, quick and easy). The food was AMAZING we had cajun drumsticks, mexican grilled corn and burritos (SO GOOD). You can see the mini pinatas I made at the end of the table they were so simple to make, though I always seem to make pinatas that never get smashed. Overall it was a really relaxed simple evening.
we had eggs, bacon and french toast for brekky - total egg overload
this tutorial over on Design*Sponge and the tassel garland was another DIY from over on The Sweetest Occasion, we got the deer from Spotlight and the white lanterns are Ikea of course leftover from the wedding, the giant red one was actually Joel's Christmas present to his mother but we thought it would look good on the table anyway. We used random plants including ivy and something unknown that happened to have red berry like things to nestle in with the napkins they looked pretty cute and lunch you will see above was yes cooked on the BBQ too. Joel was the master of the BBQ on both occasions and did an amazing job.