Thursday, January 1, 2009

Trying to keep things Warm (and Spicy)

And by spicy i literally mean with spices. Blair and I didn't know what we were going to do for New Year's this year. Blair had the night off, and with two feisty toddlers around, vegas was pretty much out of the question. :) So Blair had the fabulous idea of having a themed New Years party at home. I know we are not the first to have this idea, but it's still a good One. We were debating between New York and India, but after realizing it would take me at least 24 hours to make a decent papier mache "Times Square Ball" we settled on India.

We had a delicious Butter Chicken curry, and mango spritzers, with toasted coconut sesame ice cream for dessert. It was amazing. Elliot and Stori colored some pictures of elephants and the Taj Mahal and then after dinner we made big, bright, yellow, pink, and orange paper flowers to decorate the house. I got a bunch of tea candles which we put all around the living room, and we watched the Jungle Book whilst wearing some makeshift sari's and bindis. We had a great time, and the house smelled wonderful, like spices and grapefruits.

After the girls went to bed, Blair and I watched Slumdog Millionaire (an Indian film) and drank some bengal spice tea (it's like Chai, but with herbs instead of tea leaves) We actually fell asleep before midnight, so no new years kiss. Boo. Anyway, we are excited about this new tradition. Next year since i'll have more than 2 hours notice to prepare, it will be even more grand.
Blair has such good ideas.

Happy New Year!

Oh, and no, I don't have any pictures, sorry. The camera staged a coup and is in hiding.

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