Pink Elephant Holiday Lunch 2019

It’s December and the holiday season is upon us. You know what that means? Parties and gatherings of all sorts.  Holiday parties at work, at school, with friends, with family, with neighbors, it’s the one time of the year that I think at least for me I get to see everyone I know all crammed into just four weeks.  It’s exhausting, fun, and exhilarating all at the same time.  Last weekend we had Hitesh’s company holiday party and tomorrow I am seeing my cousins for our annual family holiday Christmas dinner.  

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Just yesterday I attended a holiday gift exchange party that my friend Rose hosts every year with a group of awesome friends. So much excitement, fun and laughter gets crammed into this two-hour holiday party where we get to nosh on scrumptious food and exchange presents. What’s not to like with this scenario? Here is a look at this year’s Pink Elephant Gift Exchange Lunch.

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis 🥰

Animal Print Models

It’s animal print fashion this season or is it always in fashion? These ladies were showing it off in grand style!

A look at the holiday decor at Rose’s home.

Lunch of salads, quiches, scones and more!

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Apple and cheddar mixed greens salad

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Bulgar and kale walnut salad
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Pear and chickpea salad

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Corn and arugula salad
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Mixed veggie pilaf

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Broccoli cheddar quiche

Lets pile our plates high and sit down for a delicious meal.

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Can’t forget dessert!

Time for our pink elephant gift exchange 🎁🎁

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Numbers getting picked and distributed.

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Presents getting picked and swapped.

Time to trade!

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Our Annual Pink Elephant Friends Group 🥰🎁

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“A single rose can be my garden
… a single friend, my world.” 😘🌹
by Leo Buscaglia

Have a great weekend everyone!

16 thoughts on “Pink Elephant Holiday Lunch 2019”

  1. Rose, you always do a stellar job of hostessing with the mostessing 😂. The food, decor and company were beautiful!
    Kalpana, thanks for posting this annual event on your blog. You’re a wonderful writer and I love that you documented our lovely afternoon together ❤️

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  2. Wonderful blog Kalpana. As I was going through the blog and looking at the photos, I felt like laughing all over again. It was such a fun event and full of wonderful memories. Thank you Rose for hosting. You are amazing as always. 😘🤗These are amazing pics!!! Happiest Holidays to all of you beautiful girls!!! ❤️❤️❤️🌲🌲🌲🌺🌺🌺

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  3. Wow, Kalpana that is an awesome blog w/ great pictures.  Thank you Rose for sharing.
    Rose did you send out the fudge recipe? Several people wanted it.
    Yummy fudge.

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  4. Such a beautiful time and tradition to get together this time of year with all of you lovely ladies!!!!  So fun!  Thanks again, Rose, for hosting at your darling abode and thank you,  

    Kalpana, for capturing the wonderful memories we all made that day!  Gorgeous photos!  We had our share of yummy food, joy and laughs!  And parting gifts and treats to bring home!  Yay!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!  

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  5. Thank you Kalpana!!!! ❤️❤️❤️🌲🌲🌲

    These are amazing pics!!! Happiest Holidays to all of you beautiful girls!!! ❤️❤️❤️🌲🌲🌲🌺🌺🌺

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