Friday, December 11, 2009

DAR Christmas Party

One of the best things about Christmas is that I'm constantly busy, but in the best possible way. It seems like there are parties, events, and special things going on around town every day. My social calendar is booked and I like it that way.



One of my favorite activities is my participation with the Daughters of the American Revolution. I'm kind of a history nut, actually, a big history nerd! My mom and I have learned so many interesting things about our ancestors through our genealogical research. The stories that my family's lives tell is amazing and truly represents the struggle, growth, and success of the United States. I am misty eyed every time I tell a story about one of my ancestors.

The DAR Christmas party was held at the Maryland DAR's chapter house, located in Baltimore, Maryland. It was such a gorgeous sunny day and the snow was still on the ground from our first snowfall of the season! The home is a Queen Anne style and was built in 1892, the same year the DAR started in Maryland.



Members lovingly care for the old house and keep the furniture and decoration intact. I just love the details in old houses like pocket doors and custom moldings.

It was great to see old and new friends and enjoy the lovely tea sandwiches and snacks that were there. Of course, we had the old standby cucumber tea sandwiches and ham salad sandwiches along with some new and delicious varieties. There was punch and all kinds of baked goods that were so delightful. Members had decorated all 3 floors of the house with gorgeous Christmas decorations.





Each DAR chapter prepared a themed basket to bring to the event. Awards were given to baskets and our chapter won 2nd place! There was a silent auction for lots of fun goodies and a live auction for the different baskets. The auctioneer was a "singing auctioneer" who was a real hoot! She definetely knew how to play to the crowd.

Tonight is going to be dinner out at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Tomorrow my minnies are going to ride in the Lilly Jeep in a parade! They are so thrilled!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

7 comments:

  1. Love your blog! I'm a history nut too and I love the colonial period...in fact my birthday is April 19 - the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord...so happy to have found you! :)

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  2. Love reading about your DAR involvement. I am in the Colonial Dames and love learning more and more about my family!

    Found you as I was Happy 101 tagged by Beth! Take a peek at me too!

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  3. So happy I found your blog--I'm from Annapolis myself! Go MD Preps!

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  4. @CZ How cool about your birthday! Thanks for reading! @bevyssblog Isn't it so interesting to learn about your family? Colonial Dames sounds great. @Katie Yay for another Maryland prep! I love the Pink Crab.

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  5. I just found your blog and am such a fan! I am new to blogging and am also from Maryland! Great posts. LOVE DAR! :)

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  6. I've gone to a few meetings at my local DAR but, I just can't seem to get into it! I am always the youngest one there and I feel so out place! I wish my chapter was more like yours...

    -E

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  7. @Miss Pearl How cool that you are from Maryland!! Maybe we'll see each other at a DAR event soon!

    @Prep-E Girl I'm the youngest one there, too, but figure that the more involved I get, the more people I will meet. It's been a great experience for me. Where are you located?

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