On Sunday afternoon, I hosted the sweetest party! I really like the idea of attending a Christmas party and I know it’s common in other countries but not so much in Belgium. So I invited over a few friends (19!) to gather around the tree with festive cocktails and cookies.
We could drink some hot chocolate with either marshmallows or whipped cream, a cranberry cocktail (first with vodka and then with gin), an Irish coffee (whisky, coffee and whipped cream) or a Baileys on rocks.
To eat, we had homemade cookies (a Nigella recipe) and brioche (a Mum recipe) that I baked, a cheese platter with grapes and crackers, some olives, little verrines filled with pears, roquefort cheese and bacon, crackers and dips (tapenade, hummus, eggplant/paprika/tomato and other absolutely divine spreads from the supermarket), a Flammeukueche made by the boyfriend and finally exquisite homemade bagels from Holy Bagels that we had with cream cheese, avocado and smoked salmon.
We also played Christmas music all night and the boyfriend showed a Youtube playlist of Christmas cartoons and films on the television.
I think everyone enjoyed the food and drinks as well as being there! I’m kind of sad I couldn’t talk to everyone but we heard some pretty happy awesome news and I just went to bed with a big smile on my face!