christmas eve.

sing along/kazoo time
magical dining room
izzie and jazzy
coconut trifle

My mom's stunning Christmas Eve party is nothing new, but it never ceases to amaze me. She transforms our house into a magical candle-lit wonderland that makes everyone perpetually giddy. This year, we had a sit-down dinner with truffle carrot soup, apricot stilton salads, mushroom farro, crab cakes, and coconut trifle (and prosecco and gluvine, of course).

In keeping with all our traditions, sing-along time started around eleven and we broke out the kazoos and tambourines. My dad is quite the entertainer (and our friends are quite the rowdy, singing, bell-shakin' bunch). As far as I am concerned, Christmas Eve is the best night of the year.