Last night we had our first Makers Christmas dinner party. We started this small group of Christian Business Women back in September and I love how close we have gotten in such a short amount of time. You can read previous Makers posts here.
My friend Aubrey and I co-hosted this gathering at her beautiful new home and it couldn’t have come together more perfect.She brought out her china, new table linens, and we pulled off sprigs from a real tree to add garnish to the setting. I brought pine cones from Farm Girl to serve as the holders for the girl’s name cards that Kylee made for us. My friend Cheryl make the buffalo check tea towels and wrapped inside were Lush bath bombs from Aubrey for their gift. So cute! We had our dinner catered by two sweet moms from my church. It was absolutely scrumptious. Ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, salad, and hot ham and cheese sliders for an appetizer. I’m convinced that hosting a large dinner party must be catered in the future. So much stress off of our shoulders.Fellowship over dinner was such a treat. We talked about our dreams and plans for next year, ways we could bless others with our businesses, what we wanted more of for our family, and brainstormed ideas on ways for all of us to collaborate as a group. Such wonderful conversations were had by candlelight and the hum of Christmas music in the background.
Aubrey had everyone write down their goals and where they wanted to be this time next year. We sealed them in a card and she is keeping them for us to open at next year’s Christmas party. I can’t wait to see the changes that are going to take place.
After dinner we splurged on chocolate cake and a full hot cocoa bar. After dinner, we had an ornament exchange and ended the evening chatting about our upcoming Christmas plans and our vision for Makers next year. I cannot wait for what is in store for all of us.I am extremely thankful for this group of women who honor the Lord, work hard, and love and serve their families well. So blessed to have this community in my life. Merry Christmas, girls!
If you’d like to support any of these women in their small businesses, their Facebook page links are below:
Amanda: Ada Trophy Case + Magic T’s
Kylee and Emily: Frame & Flourish
Chelsea: Scribbles Bakery
Markia: Rawkstar Cafe
Kenzie: Farm Girl Boutique
Aubrey: Aubrey Lisa Photography
Laura: No Two the Same