Well, it's time to start decorating for Christmas. Why not make it fun and invite a few friends - have a tree decorating party this weekend! Sendomatic.com has a great Christmas invitation that has groovy music and animation that will get your guests in the mood for fun. Set out your ornaments and let your guests help you decorate your tree.
Whip up a batch of Carmel Apple Cider (Heat Apple Cider, a bit of caramel topping, and a dash of vanilla in a saucepan and top with whipped cream).
Christmas cookies are always a must for Christmas party, so buy or make a batch or two for your guests. Easy cookies that I like to make each year are "Holiday Almond Crescents". Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat 1 cup margarine and 1/2 tsp. almond extract until fluffy. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar. Add 2 cups flour and mix well. Stir in 1 cup oats and 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds. Shape into crescents and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 -18 minutes or until light golden brown. Sift powdered sugar over warm crescents. This recipe makes about 4 dozen.
For an extra special touch, wrap some Christmas ornaments for a party favor and "Thanks for Helping" gift. Then, sit back and enjoy a beautiful tree!