Friday, December 9, 2011

It's Christmas: Cue Joni Mitchell

The movie Love Actually - I've surely seen it a hundred times! You too, right?

It doesn't have to be Christmas-time for me to get sucked into a British rom-com, but it has become a holiday tradition that my friends and I gather for a little girls' night in to watch Hugh Grant dance to the Pointer Sisters and to hear Joni Mitchell sing against Emma Thompson's breaking marriage. 

In our younger days we would get dressed up and hit the town, but now that we can't burn our yule log at both ends, we all look forward to a girls' night in, in our Jingle Jammies, with wine and a cozy fire. That's happening tonight!

Here's the invite I designed for us on PaperlessPost to look like the movie poster:


My friend Mary and I did not let slumber parties die with junior high. When I was single and still living in the city, I would leave the District on a Friday and hunker down at Mary's Winter Home where we'd hide from the world, facing no one but the pizza delivery man for days. Those retreats came to be known as Estro Fests because, clearly...hormones were the driving force behind our seclusion. Now, nearly every fete at the WH takes on some kind of "estro" theme. Tonight shall be no different, and I can't wait!

Do you have holiday traditions with your girlfriends?


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5 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

You're so talented friend!! :)

Deviled Megs said...

Love this -- you are so stinking creative it kills me!

Hines-Sight said...

Love this. You do such a great idea with your themes, invites, etc. It really should be your job. Have fun!!

Heather said...

Love that movie. We watch it whenever it's on. Hope you had fun!

Irish American Mom said...

I love that movie. It's one of my Christmas favorites.

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