I also made seating cards for everyone, here is a picture of these. I made them out of white Crayola molding clay. Painted them and then applied them with white craft glue to seating cards. I made extra and I plan to use the extras as wine charms for my guests, so hopefully people will be able to tell whose wine glass is whose. Here is a picture of the place setting and one of the seating cards.
I am trying to be very "Martha" for this party. I have my menu typed up. All the recipes typed up, as well as my shopping list typed up. We have the tree(s) up. That is four trees. One is a large one that you can see at the end of the dining table and the other are 3 small ones decorated around our fireplace. Our house is starting feel a lot like Christmas, which makes me very happy. I love the Christmas season. I makes me feel so warm inside. The local radio station has been playing Christmas songs since November 1st. It makes me sad to hear people complaining about this, because this is truly the most wonderful time of the year. We have our lights up outside, but have not turned them on yet. We are planning on turning them on on Saturday night with all of our guests here. It will be a great way to welcome the Christmas Season.