I have many, many memories of this party from years past. It always takes place on the Saturday night before Christmas Eve. And I've always enjoyed it.
There is a slightly different mix every year, which is the name of the game when it comes to large families. Because Josh and I split holidays between each set of parents, I only go every other year.
But many parts are the same.
The aunts. The hot fruit salad (SO good). The cousins. The casseroles. The rice crispy treats with M&M's (Aunt Laurie makes the best ones). The uncles.
The piano being played. Sometimes we sing Christmas carols in Dutch. But this year, Jonah (in green) treated us to a concert. He's really quite good.
The babies. More every year, naturally.
And the games. We're game players in this family.
From intense rounds of cards...
(Uncle Henk and Uncle Teunis were just too cute playing Uno with all of the kids.)
... To Trivial Pursuit.
80's edition this time. And yes, that is the butt of a Care Bear.
And really, what party is complete without Trivial Pursuit?