True to form, we also love a good theme. We wanted to do something pre-apocalyptic since many of us are aware that the Mayan calendar is due to expire in December 2012. The pre part was very important to me. I am a glamour girl at heart who loves a chance to dress up. There would be no zombies at this party. Maybe next year...
We ultimately decided to simply embrace the Mayan theme and planned a Mexican fiesta, complete with spicy chocolate and lots of guac. Everyone was encouraged to dress to impress and attend what we titled "The Last New Year's Party." We also added a re-gifting Yankee swap to get into practice recycling gifts before the world ends and there are no gifts to be had.
We're pretty sure a good time was had by all, despite the mostly serious looks I captured in these photos.
Now, it's time to officially call the holiday season to a close (well, not entirely, as we still have Christmas with Greg's family coming up on Sunday, and there might just be a gift or two under my tree for a friend I haven't seen yet!) I may or may not spend one more day with the tree up. It is back to work tomorrow after an incredible time off, so it seems I should probably take advantage of the time and get the house in order to start the work year off in an organized state.
After that, it's back to business around here. We're planning to paint the office soon, and finish the furniture purchase and assembly in there. We also need to paint the landing on the bedroom level. Maybe someday we'll actually get to trim and touch ups. I also have a dressing table I'm planning to paint and use in our bedroom. Greg has a lot of electrical tasks to take on — lights in our closets, and come great fixtures for the basement. And, we need to get to work on the plans for our new deck/shed so we can get permits and begin construction in the spring. So, hopefully there will be a lot to share with you in the upcoming months.
Before all that though, look for one last holiday themed post. I never finished sharing all of the holiday projects that happened around here, so I'm planning a quick recap in the next few days.
Here's to a project filled 2012!