12.12.2010

I Love A Good Holiday Party

When Mj was interviewing for his current job in January among other questions regarding pay, benefits, location etc one of the first things I asked was, "Do they have a holiday party?"  You see, I have a thing for holiday parties.  I love it that they are during such a fun and festive time of year.  I love it that they give me an opportunity to dress up and go out on a fabulous free date.  Throughout the year it is rare that a dress up occasion comes up aside from something like this. When I worked in insurance I may have hated my job but I loved the holiday party.  I saw it as my reward for the pain and suffering of working there and I never missed a single one.  My current job does a holiday luncheon during the work day which doesn't really count so I was excited that his job goes all out and does the full shebang.
This tree was probably a good 30 ft tall
The party was at the Hyatt Hotel and we decided to get a room for the night so we could party as long and as hard as we wanted and not have to worry about driving home.  We don't live that far and it's really not necessary but I love staying the night.  It totally rounds out the full "holiday party experience."   I recycled a dress from who knows how many years ago and I was so glad to have a chance to wear it again.  Hubby looked so fine in his suit. 
Our new Christmas tree ornaments
The party set up was a very elegant winter wonderland.  Every couple got four drink tickets, though we managed to get our hands on more, and each employee was entered into a raffle.  There were 10 really great prizes including an iPad, wine country tour and $75 Nordstrom gift certificate.  Unfortunately, Mj didn't win any of them.  We didn't win the actual centerpiece either but we did score 3 additional ornaments for our tree by taking the parts surrounding it.  It was pretty cool to meet his co workers and very surprising that with a few of them it was like they already knew me.  Apparently, I'm just so awesome that Mj talks about me at work-even if it is just to tell them that I fell down the stairs or cut my finger chopping vegetables.  The food was really good and buffet style so we could get as much as we wanted of whatever we wanted-not a good thing for me!   They had the obligatory hokey band doing cover songs from the 80's and beyond.  Why do people insist on bands?   Bands look cool and all and do add to ambiance but for dancing...not so much.  When the DJ was spinning the floor was packed and we got out there too.  The last time we danced together was at our wedding and we had a special song just for us.  Not this time!  We got no special attention which is fine with me since we weren't picking up the tab. 
On the dance floor
Acting Silly
I've been looking forward to this party ever since I found out about it and it did not disappoint.  Mj got tired first.  He may have done a 14 mile bike ride that day but I cleaned the house so I happily took advantage of the the chance to call him an old man.  I cannot say enough about my sexy, strappy, high black heels.  No foot pain whatsoever at the end of a long night.  We both had a blast and then strolled up to our hotel room and slept like rocks.  I love a good holiday party.

13 comments :

  1. Looks like you guys had a fun time...I love the last picture, too cute.

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  2. I love holiday parties too! I've only ever been to one that went all out like this, but we got a room in the hotel too and it was nice. Looks like you had a good time! Love your dress!

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  3. I really wish that mine or hubs jobs had something like that. In fact we were just saying that this weekend! We've really only been to one party... and it wasn't dressy at all! You two look great though!!

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  4. Wow! You both look amazing! Glad you had a good time.

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  5. you look amazing! absolutely gorgeous! MJ cleaned up well too, hehehe.

    I miss the holiday parties too! The ones that they went all out for.

    My job and hubbys job does the luncheon during the workday ... I had mine last Friday and had way too many martinis. It was a blast but I wish it was like the one you had ... so much more exciting and pretty!

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  6. Hey there. I'm your new follower. I love love love Chistmas parties too. Although I'm not a huge fan of this time of year this is one thing I look forward to and make sure I don't miss. Glad to see I'm not the only one. BTW you and your hubby look awesome.

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  7. I love a good party too.. Good call on the hotel room makes it even more fun!

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  8. You two look great! I actually feel the opposite about holiday parties (the work ones anyway). I'm SO glad my office just does a weekday luncheon.

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  9. You look so pretty and I love that dress! I agree, holiday parties are the best : )

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  10. I love your pretty dress! You look gorgeous!

    I actually don't care for work-related holiday parties and will do whatever I can to avoid them. I have little interest in making small talk with people! I've made Ali go on his own because I've fallen "sick" at the last minute!!

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  11. You guys look great! You should put up pics of the shoes!

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  12. Your pics are so adorable. :)

    I LOVE holiday parties! I'm not dating one anyway, and my company hasn't thrown a holiday party due to the economy for the last two years. Darn!

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  13. You two are absolutely adorable!

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