Here we are, January 10th, over a month since CWCE 10.0, and I’m just now getting around to posting about it! It has been a packed season of life and to be completely transparent, posting to my blog has not been at the top of my priority list the past few weeks! haha but now that kids are back in school and I’ve gotten my inbox manageable, I’m happy to be back! 🙂 Now let’s talk PARTY!
Christmas with Cousin Eddie – the TENTH EDITION! I can barely believe it’s happened ten times now! – snuck up on me a little bit this time! I feel like I’m normally planning a month out, but this year, I was down to the wire on almost everything. Which is why I went ahead and marked out DAYS for the 2023 event, so it can be as spectacular in person and I have it being in my head! 😉
Even if it wasn’t quite as organized as I had hoped, it was still a freaking blast. We had a super fun crowd of people, some great costumes, and lots and lots of laughs as we celebrated the cinematic spectacle National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!
Here’s a fun reel that has some stuff I got video of, but not photos, so you can get more of a feel for the party!
// FOOD AND DRINK //
It was very similar to years past. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! 😉
Jelly of the Month club labels sold here!
This big batch cocktail label, along with a label for Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish (which is basically just a big ol margarita) is available in my Etsy shop! The recipes are available HERE!
New this year, I have an updated listing for food and drink labels in my Etsy shop! I hope these are helpful for you if you’re throwing a similar party!!
// PEOPLE & COSTUME IDEAS //
We always tell people to dress Griwsold if possible, but tacky at the very least! We had some great looks this year! Here are a few 🙂
Always a fan of the fair isle Todd and Margo sweatshirts!
// A FEW OTHER DETAILS //
I have printables for a lot of the quote bubbles for sale in my Etsy shop!
Again, I just did not feel quite as prepared this year, which included in me taking fewer pics than normal! But honestly, it’s A-OK! I think it means I was having too much fun to remember to do things like take photos!
That does lead me to my list of things I hope for at CWCE 2023:
- a photographer (so I really don’t have to think about pics! ha!)
- a sponsor (if you have a business that would like to throw me a few bucks to help put this party on, that would be AWESOME!!!)
- new additions to the details and food set
- a fresh costume!
You can check out CWCE parties in years past by clicking on the year!
Christmas with Cousin Eddie 2021
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2020
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2019
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2017
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2016
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2015
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2013
Christmas With Cousin Eddie 2012
Before 2012, we didn’t document! 😉
THANK YOU SO MUCH for being here today! And for reading this far! I hope you got some fun ideas for a party of your own! You are amazing for stopping by! XO!