I can't imagine anyone NOT having a good time at one of your parties/ gatherings/ luncheons!!
although the men didn't seem to win the "good stuff" lol !
time goes waaay to fast Naomi. If we could only feel like we did when we were young ..it seemed like the weekends were always so far away back then!
thank you again for sharing all the wonderful photo's!! I hope it doesn't take away from you having the best time.
What a lovely time you all had. You are such a kind and fun person yourself that’s why people like to be around you … or maybe the nice cakes and sweets? (I’m kidding you.) Your party was a nice crowning to 2010 and a great way to start the new year. I read that when you are young years pass slowly but as you get along they speed - the notion of time changes. It has for me as I still think 1990 as yesterday and it’s hard to realize it is 20 years away. I loved your party from afar – you can be proud of it.
Sounds and looks like you had another fantastic party! It's always a joy to read your party posts :)
You are obviously da "hostess with da mostest"!!! What a great, fun party!!! And I always so enjoy seeing your lovely home with all the beautiful works of art!!!
And yeah, wasn't it just yesterday that I was twenty? ;)
What a great and funny time you all had! Just a wonderful beginning of the New Year, Naomi!
Did I told you that I would love to be there with you and your friends? Lol!
PS: About your comment on my blog,
thank you Naomi, for think on me and concerned about me. Yes, the tragedy on Rio de Janeiro is terrible!
My house is far away from Rio de Janeiro about 700 km (435 miles). A virtual friend of mine, from Australia asks me if there are danger when I have much rain, because I live near Jurumirim Dam. Fortunately my house is situated above of the barrage and I am in a safe spot.
I hope you have a nice Sunday!
A big hug to you and to Sweetie.
What a delightful party but then the guests had a lot to do with that.
I really like that game and will definitely try to get it going here. Glad to hear there is a time limit on when the "gifts" can return. That does make it more interesting.
We play dirty Santa here and I know it is always nice when the gift you bring gets fought over. You picked well.
I am so grateful you let us in as the flies on the wall. Thank you.
What a mevellous party, with so many guests all having fun playing the Gift Game. I'll have to try that game next year! And so many whacky gifts.
I'm wishing you all the best for the coming year of 2011, it's hard to realise that we are already a couple of weeks into it. I hope it's a good year4 for you and your friends and family with many more parties just like the one you have just enjoyed!
what a hoot! White Elephant parties are so much fun. Once I got thumb tacks---that were shaped like thumbs, and an orange fondue pot.
You had me at "butt bank," which I would have snagged to keep in my office for legal fees.
It sounds like you really know how to throw a party! Yes, time does fly. I feel like I'm wasting so much time...I need to spend more time with my friends.
What a FUN game and obviously everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, Naomi.
I couldn't help but admire all your artwork while I was asmiring your guests and your gifts
You look like you have the warmest friends and family. Looked like a great time....i hope you keep up the fun..how do I get put on the list to attend next years party....lol..zman sends
I *almost* felt as if I were there, except I couldn't quite *hear* the laughter! :) What fun!
Love the butt bank and the Pole Santa. How funny. A good assortment of classy gifts and risque gifts. Also love the 2 year rule. heh
Yep. Time sure does seem to go fast. These winds are drying me out and jacking with my sinuses. How are you doing with them?
As always, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at one of your parties. I'm sure everyone had a great time.
These posts are always so fun. How many people get to almost be at a fabulous party in the Hollywood Hills? As for time flying, that works for me right now as I have two fun trips planned (April and May) and I am tired already of cleaning the humidifiers every week.
Thanks for the post. And how did you like the Golden Globes?
Yes indeed time is going faster and faster. I agree with tohers, its not every day we get into a Hollywood party is it? Thanks so much for sharing its almost as if we were all there with you. I so love some of those gifts, what fun it is and everyone must have some fun just choosing what to bring in the first place!! You certainly know how to throw a party because they keep coming back for more and I am so glad it was so special this year too.
I am *so* going to one of your parties one day.
Reading all about your party has made me smile and I'm still smiling. I can imagine you all out on the deck at midnight bringing the New Year in!! Just such a wonderful tradition you have. I thought it was special too, and I wasn't even there!!
All the fun gifts!! I can imagine the laughter in the room when they were opened!! All the great food and desserts!!
I really appreciate you taking the time to post about your party. I have enjoyed it immensely!!
I will try to get a post up soon. Just haven't been in the mood lately. Your party posts have boosted my spirits!!
Love and hugs,
A great way to spend New Year's Eve which can often be quite sad. No chance of that chez Naomi!
I love that you have rules such as the two year embargo on returning un-loved presents. I would have to go for the grabber after my near accident standing on a kitchen chair. Just bought 6 new ones to avoid MTL sticking the old ones with glue.
Re your last comment on Past Imperfect - I'm puzzled by the 'E word'
Thank you for sharing your good time with us! :)
I'm so glad you had some New Year's cheer to spread this week.
Having raised two sons- I want to find that bank! I just KNOW the humour will go over...
Such great fun and definitely a great way to bond with each other as well.
The 'butt' is so funny and certainly bring much laughter to everyone too.
I want to be part of this party if ever I visit you Naomi :D
You have such fun friends!
Ha ha that hot water bottle made me laugh!
All the books look great.
and yes time does go too fast. Where do the years go? When I look at my 16 year old daughter it seems like only yesterday when she was a tiny baby!
Your parties always look like so much fun. :)
Wow... Its amazing you all got such interesting gifts from this game.. I love the look of that cake though.. Yummy... I have a post for Koras tenth b-day up. I should have posted it last week but i couldnt find the photo's I wanted..
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