Deck the Halls

Fun with fake plastic trees

Friday was our 2nd Annual Donuts & Wine Christmas Tree Decorating Party (it’s still a party if I only invited one person, right?). I had promised Sym I would make donuts, and I had all these ambitious ideas involving holiday-hued sprinkles and crushed peppermint candies. In the end I was too tired and hungover (remember, I’d been at a hockey game the previous evening) so I just bought some cinnamon sugar donuts and syrup wafer cookies and said GOOD ENOUGH. Also, we’re supposed to have sparkling wine, but Jenn brought over a giant economy-sized bottle of pinot grigio and it was only polite to drink that instead.

Fun with fake plastic trees

Does your dog make too much noise?
Sym has a little purple tree, but last year she took it to her dad’s house instead of putting it up here. This year she’s staying with us for Christmas so we’re having a two-tree holiday. At some point I decided it would be a great idea to fold it in half to make it fit in a bin and I must have really hulked out on it because I couldn’t straighten it out to save my life. I did the best I could, and have it set up so that it’s angled towards the wall so you can’t really tell, but it’s kind of obvious in some of these pictures.

Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees

LOL IT IS COMPLETELY ASKEW

Fun with fake plastic trees

The first couple years she had this tree we had really terrible ornaments on it, but I’ve slowly built up a sweet collection of cute donuts, cupcakes and miniature glass balls. She used to have a whole collection of Disney princesses as well but we could only find Sleeping Beauty.

Fun with fake plastic trees

After we helped Sym with her tree we started on the big one. I put the lights on it a week earlier so it was ready for Sym, Jenn, and I to put all the ornaments in place (Taylor just took pictures).

Fun with fake plastic trees

I put it at the end of the wall that separates the living room from the kitchen, right next to my festive holiday fire extinguisher. Safety first!

Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees

The dogs were very helpful, but which I mean annoying. Dougal and Georgie kept fighting over her toy pig and bashing into the tree. At one point Dougal stole it and promptly fell asleep with it in his mouth, much to Georgie’s dismay.

Fun with fake plastic trees

All decorated & ready for the star…

Fun with fake plastic trees
Fun with fake plastic trees

Sym can’t quite reach the top…

Fun with fake plastic trees

… so she climbed up on the counter! I was there to spot her as she put the star in place.

Fun with fake plastic trees

Finished!

Fun with fake plastic trees

I mean, except for me going around and rearranging all the ornaments in my typical Christmas control freak fashion. I CAN’T HELP IT I JUST WANT CHRISTMAS TO BE PERFECT.

Fun with fake plastic trees

4 Replies to “Deck the Halls”

    1. It’s Taylor’s iPad, he was using it to control the music on my iMac that was playing through the Apple TV OH GOD WHAT A DOUCHEY SENTENCE

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