This was also our first real 'party' at our house. So we broke out the few nice plates and serving dishes we had. We set up a drink station in the family room with warm spiced cider and a vintage red coleman cooler filled with wine and beer. For the first party I made a gluten free cobbler, and a fresh apple pie, we also bought some cookies and a pound cake from Whole Foods. For the second party we bought a honey baked ham, I made fresh biscuits and cut up fixings. I made homemade cranberry sauce as well as spinach and artichoke dip. We also made New England clam chowder and served them in espresso cups, which was a huge hit! It was great to see family and friends and I think we made a good showing! Happy Christmas!