Arizona Holiday Party

For the past two years, the Harpers have thrown a really big, fun holiday party. It started out last year as a way for everyone to meet Culhane on his first visit to Arizona and introduce his cousin Julian to the masses who was just a new little baby too. It was so much fun that they decided to do it again this year. It was Brazilian themed filled with Brazilian decor, Brazilian drinks (caipirinhas) and Brazilian food (feijoada and a Brazilian chicken dish) as well as lots of other great food and drinks. I took pictures of the set-up and we did a little photo-shoot before the party started, but unfortunately once the guests started arriving I put my camera away so I could enjoy the party (and keep up with Culhane who was a party animal that night – running all over talking to everyone!). I think this year there were about 160 people and it was a blast!

Family pic!

Family pic!

The view down the driveway of the luminaries and trees all lit up and the chiminea firing!

The view down the driveway of the luminaries and trees all lit up and the chiminea firing!

View going the other way towards the house with the fun bench and Brazilian decorated welcome bar!

View going the other way towards the house with the fun bench and Brazilian decorated welcome bar!

Michael, Colt and Sharon at the Brazil bar.

Michael, Colt and Sharon at the Brazil bar.

The view coming into the front yard. Tables lit and ready!

The view coming into the front yard. Tables lit and ready!

Brazil bar #2 featuring caipirinhas and margaritas!

Brazil bar #2 featuring caipirinhas and margaritas!

The lovely seating area around the fireplace.

The lovely seating area around the fireplace.

Moving inside to the dining room where the main course was set up.

Moving inside to the dining room where the main course was set up.

The living room all decorated and ready to go.

The living room all decorated and ready to go.

Snacks and apps inside.

Snacks and apps inside.

Seating area out in the backyard.

Seating area out in the backyard.

Backyard bar.

Backyard barrel bar.

Family photo-shoot time!

In front of the tree.

In front of the tree.

Julian and Colt on the bench.

Julian and Colt on the bench.

Papa and Nana with their grands!

Papa and Nana with their grands!

The beautiful Harp family.

The beautiful Harp family.

Aunt Lise & Uncle Joe with Colt.

Aunt Lise & Uncle Joe with Colt.

The whole gang (minus Shannon & the Kopp family!).

The whole gang (minus Shannon & the Kopp family!).

Up Next: South Carolina!

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