Mistletoe Marketplace is a Christmas Shopping event with 100's of vendors from all over the nation. The 4 day shopping event is a tradition here in Mississippi. It is put on by the Jr. League of Jackson and is used to raise money for their many charity projects. Along with the shopping, there are several fun events like cocktail hours and parties that you can purchase tickets too....the biggest party being the Preview Party on Wednesday night...with a band, dancing, silent auction, shopping, food, drinks, etc. This is my 4th year to attend and as always, we had a blast.
I love Mistletoe for many reasons...my mom was one of the steering committe members one year so we all lived and breathed Mistletoe in our household. That was the first year I got to go to the preview party. I was a Junior in high school and too young to go, but mom let Marley and Me go to the big party because she had worked so hard on Mistletoe. I felt like such a big deal, ha! I also love Mistletoe because it officially kicks off the Holiday Season....soon there will be Thanksgiving, Singing Christmas Tree, Tacky Christmas, Mistletoga, Dirty Santa Swap, etc etc. I love the holidays so I love when it finally begins. Particularly this year....its been a long fall with lots of hard times to friends and family close to me, and it ended with the election Tuesday night (ughh)...I feel like a happy holiday season is much needed...enjoying family and celebrations, remembering our Savior's birth, focusing on blessings. So WELCOME HOLIDAY SEASON...you are very needed!
Here are some pics from last night!
Me, Lane, Claire, Marianna and the Peachtree House while getting ready
My sweet Dave
Brittany and I at the party
Spence and I were carpool buddies...this is Spence, Dorothy (his better half) and me in the shopping area
Me with Claire and Martha Grace
Marianna, Lane, and Me
My favorite guy and me on the dance floor.
I love love love the Holidays. And I am so glad to have family and friends nearby this year -- Marley Bech and Jack are back south and nearby and I now have sweet Dave in my life. Not to mention all my sweet friends to celebrate with. Many good times to come as we celebrate our Savior and enjoy the holiday spirit!