Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cookie PARTY with the BELLA"S

This past Sunday i
hosted a "local bella"
cookie/ornament swap!

It was so much fun!!!

Before they came, i
made sure i had everyhting
ready to go!

my cookie tins were ready!
(white chocolate peppermint bark)

The chocolate peppermintinis
were ready!
(totally rock)

The food was ready!

warm mulled apple cidar
Cranberry & walnut Pate
Port wine cheese ball
Carmel apple bundt cake
Yummy cheese straws

My ornament swaps
were wrapped & ready
for swapping!

All my goody bags were
ready to be handed out to
the bella guests!
This is what was inside the bags!

Yummy holiday hand soap!

The second package,

everyone got a German

glass postcard ornament

(love these!!!!)
plus tons of mini candycanes!

Let the games begin!

we played "musical ornaments"

first we did the "Handmade swap"
This is my homemade ormie

Jill won it!

This is the ornament
that i won!!!

The ever so cute
Maggie Summers was
a first time ornament maker.

(can you believe that??)

I can't ,it is glorious!

Thanks Miss Maggie!

I just adore you!

Next we did the

"store bought" ornie swap!
This is the ornie that
i bought!

Miss Elizabeth Shea
was the winner of this one!

I was next!

I won Miss Teresa's

(Queen Bella herself)

ornament! Darling quilted
heart! I can keep this one

out all year long!
It came in the cutest
baby shoe box!

a keeper!

Miss T with her ornie
from Elizabeth Shea!

Miss MaryBeth

won Teresa's lavender
sachet ornament!

Maggie won Cari Krafts

(whom was Birthday Bowling)

homemade ornament!

She also won
MaryBeth's store bought ornament!

Elizabeth won Jill's

handmade ornie!

(darling of course!)


It was cookie time!

All the Bella's gathered

around for some cookie
swappin fun!


Everyones cookies

were awesome!!!

Thanks to all the "local

bella's" that could attend!

(Top to bottom)

Elizabeth Shea & Maggie Summers

Jill Assman & (me) Jessi Nagy

Marybeth Hunt & Teresa McFayden

I had such a great time!

this will soon become

"a silver bella holiday

Tradition! "

To the few local bellas

who were sick or throwing

bowling birthday parties.

you were missed.

Amanda ,Cari &

I even received a few

Birthday gifts!

Teresa gave me this

awesome date book!

Elizabeth gave me 2

gorgeous handmade ornaments,

and an adorable tag she made.

Truley talented!

What a wonderful day!

Tune in tomorrow



There are sure to be

some gorgeous Holiday Homes!

See Ya all tomorrow!



Kim Caldwell said...

Ohhh Jessi! I am SO jealous. Your Bella party looked amazing. All that talent in one house - beautiful ornaments, handmade goodness and cookies. What else is there? Geez, another reason to get out of Los Angeles!

Sugar Bear said...

Fun! That key ornament is SOOO gorgeous. That table full of cookies is just heavenly!

jen duncan said...

You threw an awesome party Jessi! And you're so lucky to live nearby a bunch of crafty friends. Cool!

Alison Gibbs said...

Jessi, what a wonderful time you girls had. Such gorgeous gifts and cookies that look so yummy.

Lori said...

OHMYGOSH!!! how FUN!!! you are a lucky girl to have so many lovely talented Bella's living near~by who could come over and play with you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all you did and all the gorgeous goodies that Mary Beth brought home to me!!!! The hand soap is divine and the postcard ornament is beautiful!!!! The peppermint bark has been hidden, for obvious reasons!
The bowling party was a success, I should have made it a Bella Bowling party and invited you all, too!

Jill said...

We had a ball! Thank you sweet Jessi! We will definitely have to make it a yearly event!

Julie Collings said...

what a lovely party! the ornaments are gorgeous and each detail you prepared for everyone such a treat! the cookies look delish. . .

Dede Warren said...

Boo Hoo, how come I don't live in Omaha!? no fair!!!

Linda Jo said...

Jessi.....what fun you had! You are one productive lady. Sorry I missed your birthday....looks like you really made out well.

carolyn peeler said...

Looks like fun Jessi! If only I lived closer!!

windycorner said...

How much fun you girls had. All that swapping is a boatload of thoughtfulness.

"Maggie & Kevin" said...

Thank you so much for the German Glitter postcard...it talks about friendship and when I read it I was so touched-it's just so special and I am tickled to recieve it! I also love, love the holiday had soap, what another special treat. The day was perfect and you are such a doll! We all had such a fabulous time. I'll definitely call so we can do lunch! XOX

Anonymous said...

Looks like you gals had a great time! I love seeing all the handmade ornaments, so glitterific!
Happy Happy Belated Birthday!
Smiles, Heather

Maija said...

Happy birthday sweet girl!!
Looks like your Bella party rocked! You are a wonderful hostess - everything looks so right! You home looks so beautiful, all lit up for the holidays, with pretty decorations all over!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful bella-bash!

And your home looks just darling for the holidays...you are the master!

I really must move closer to you girls...you're my kind of peeps!

vintage girl at heart said...

Your home is lovely. did you Make the blue and pink villages??? The Cookie Swap looked like fun too!!! What A great idea to swap hand made and store bought!!!! Just love your blog...... Merry Chritmas!!!