Last week, I celebrated the holiday season with my Charlotte family. My office’s annual holiday party is one of the highlights of my social calendar every December; it’s an evening I get to spend celebrating the season and having fun with the people who have made Charlotte feel like home.
The spirit of our annual extravaganza is to come together as an office and celebrate the reason for the season, our community, and our hard work together. This year we decided to tackle the task of hosting the annual holiday party ourselves. Rather than spending money on a venue (especially around this time of year when they can be mind-blowingly expensive), bringing in a DJ, and outsourcing the catering (hors d’oeuvres and desserts for up to 100 people adds up quickly), we decided to put a special, personal touch on the party this year. Our friend and coworker hosted the party at his home, which we decked out in Christmas lights, luminaries, and other holiday details.
Another coworker and his band, Mid-Life Crisis (don’t you love their name?!), headlined and rocked out all night in the garage.
And ten talented cooks and bakers in our office stepped up and made food for all of the party guests (cooking and baking 100 plus portions for all of the party-goers was definitely no easy task, so major props to my culinary inclined friends, everything was so delicious!).
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