Before I tell you about the Monday night Christmas party, I gotta mention the early Christmas gift that came in the mail today.

Yes, okay it was something that I ordered for myself. And yes, I knew it was coming soon but it’s still exciting!

What is this special thing? A new perfume. The fragrance? Crystal Pear and Peony!

Crystal Pear and Peony by Kim Kardashian West.

So I’ve wanted this since Kim Kardashian announced it on Twitter earlier this month.

Also a preface: I dont have the disposable income or the interest to buy everything that she and her sisters drop. They drop A LOT of products.

But this one, I felt like I needed it. I was really into feminine energy that day and fragrance. And then I saw her tweet. When I went to purchase it, it was sold out.

I was kind of tight about missing out. And then I was talking to a friend about it about 4 days ago. She asked me a question that I didn’t have the answer to so I went to take a screenshot of the product listing. What a pleasant surprise to see it was back in stock.

You can see what I did next!

The bottle is beautiful and that’s not all that is included in the package. It also comes with 3 small aventurine stones. They are green which is great for luck and abundance.

I need all of that energy that I can get! Especially tomorrow, my family is facing something that has the potential to be devastating. So I should probably meditate with this lucky stone tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, yes. I do like Kim Kardashian West (and Kanye, of course). Consumerism is not the best energy in our world but as they say “don’t hate the player, hate the game.” Shoot, I’m trying to get into the game, too! If only I had her popularity! All my books would sell super fast!

But anyway, buying stuff is not what Christmas is about. Consumerism probably takes away from what Christmas really means. Jesus was not loved because of what he physically gave, he was loved because of the genuine vibrations of love and acceptance that he gave people.

We live in a place where love is sometimes reflected in the amount of gifts that are given.

And then Christmas becomes sad because millions of children are left with nothing at this time.

Anyway, I didn’t intend to talk about that here but the conversation went that way, unfortunately.

ANYWAY let’s lighten up and talk about this AMAZING CHRISTMAS PARTY! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

It was fun. We brought cupcakes!

The children had all sorts of games and activities and my son made a snowflake ornament.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance game that children and adults can enjoy, try the one we did: marshmallow stacking!

How you play: get a few bags of marshmallows. We had big, jumbo,and flat ones for s’mores.

You’re not going to eat them. The players each have a minute to see how many marshmallows they can stack into a free standing tower.

It’s harder than it sounds! And it’s fun to try over and over again. The top stack was 9 marshmallows and that was an anomaly. The average seemed to be about 5 or 6.

Me and some of the parents gave it a try too. And, when it was over, we threw the used marshmallows away. There were some that were unused so we gave those away to some of the others.

It was fun!

And of course something magical happened before we got there!

We were going by Walmart to purchase the desserts before the party. My son and I were talking about cupcakes and he said:

“It would be nice if they had cupcakes with blue frosting and white sprinkles.”

And what do you know, that’s exactly what they had for sale. How special is that!