We had our annual Christmas Party with friends yesterday. Each year the kids have a grab bag, we order pizza, do a craft and just chat! We always have a great time.
We mixed it up a bit this year because our little town's light up night was also the same evening. Most years it is freezing and we end up not going. However, yesterday was in the 50s so we decided to start the night off there. We met up with everyone. Watched the parade. Saw the tree light up and then left to go to our friends.
It is a tiny short parade that lasts about 5 minutes. We are pretty small town but I would not change that for anything! After the parade, the kids played on our towns space ship. Here's Logan trying not to slide off!
After we got to our friend, Ambers, the kids ran off and played. We snacked on all the deliciousness and chatted up a storm. The sweet toddler girls stayed close to the mommys for a bit then branched out and went to our friends. Ahhh free laps ;)
Before our pizza dinner, the kids did their gift exchange. We always go from youngest to oldest. Poor teen and tween have to be patient. (not an easy thing to do when gifts are involved)
I love the traditions that we have started with our friends. Do you have traditions within your groups?