The Solo Christmas Party

Well, hello!  If you’re popping over from the Christmas party at my fellow bloggers, I’d like to say a special Hello to you!  I hope you enjoy your visit here at Farm Fresh!

Working for yourself has its perks and its disadvantages. Some of the advantages would be getting to set your own work hours, not being ‘told’ what to do or how to do it by your boss or by a nagging co-worker, and  having control over your own business.  But there are disadvantages, too.  It can get pretty lonely slogging away in some dark corner of your basement, you have no one to bounce ideas off of but the big disadvantage is when it comes time to have your work Christmas party.  How does one really embrace the true spirit of a work Christmas party when there is only you?

Well, what you do is throw yourself the most awesome Solo Christmas Party!  Go all out, you are worth it!  There’s no one to tell you the budget limit on the party, what should or should take place, or what party etiquette might require of you.  You can go all in!

Here’s the highlights { and low points } of my work party! I’d like to add here, my shop fairies got involved a little, too…they’re pretty good company and a big help, so, yep, they got to party a bit.

On the note of the shop fairies, one of the things ‘normal’ staff do is exchange gifts, so I left a little gift for my shop fairies.  It was the nice thing to do, even if they leave the broom in the middle of the floor, their unfinished projects lying around the studio and balls of stuffing from all their ‘pillows’ floating through the air and around the floor.  It’s okay, though, they left one for me, too. 🙂 Fair is fair in the office  { read: studio } gift exchange…  I think I did a pretty good job of selection the ‘right’ gift for them and they did pretty well, too!

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And for me – fingerless gloves in my favourite colour combo!!

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Some bonding over craft projects { bonding for one…making/creating…sounds a lot like what I do in the studio anyway… } seemed like a good idea until the adhesive that came in the kit didn’t hold and I needed to break out the hot glue gun.  Nothing ruins party morale like a burnt finger or two. So, I did what any disgruntled employee would do….I took a coffee break and scrolled through Instagram.

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Selfies seem like the fun thing to do with your office employees at the staff Christmas party, but since it was just me, I took a selfie with one of the resident racks….

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Don’t I look like I’m enjoying myself?? Hahaha { Only one deer was harmed in the making of the photograph… }

Now, sometimes, at these work parties, it’s a potluck type deal.  So, a potluck, you say??  Typically I bring sweets to potlucks, I love me some sweets…a lot.  So, I brought Christmas Crack for the potluck…made me the hit of party…everyone loves crack….Christmas Crack, I meant, of course. 😉

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And what’s a Christmas party without Christmas Crackers!?!? I’m loving this birch bark one, I got a box for another function at our local Atlantic Superstore, but saved one lonely one for myself!!  They come with the mandatory lame joke { What’s cold & comes in cans? Chili Beans } a tissue paper crown and a sweet little ornament!  Everyone loves the Christmas Crackers…..maybe a little hard to pop on my own, but I managed….after a little struggle, but whatever, I finally got that satisfactory ‘Pop’!

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I was hoping for Employee of the Year and a sweet Christmas bonus, but alas, this was not my year for either.  I’ll pull up my socks and try for next year!!

Well, I think that might be enough foolishness from me for one day!  I certainly hope you enjoyed yourself, seeing how some of us do the Solo Christmas Party.  Hop on over to see how my friend, Jennifer of Simple Local Life throws a party! Click HERE to go to her blog post.

But before you go, leave a comment on this blog post and you’ll have the chance to win this Warrior Spoon Necklace that I made out in Farm Fresh Studio!  The draw date will be December 23rd at 8pm, so be sure to check back to see if you’re the lucky winner!

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I’ll wrap up by saying that it is my wish to you that you enjoy the holidays, surrounded by those who mean the world to you!  I’ll snuggle those shop fairies and be thankful for what 2016 has brought my way and look forward to what 2017 might bring along, too!

Merry Christmas from my household { and studio and barn } to yours!

To be continued,



  • Wendy - December 16, 2016 - 7:11 am

    Another great blog, Keep them coming. 🙂

    Marry ChristmasReplyCancel

    • Wendy - December 16, 2016 - 7:14 am

      Merry! I can spell, really!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:28 pm

      Thank you, Wendy! And ‘Marry Christmas’ to you, too! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kerra Aucoin - December 16, 2016 - 7:30 am

    Great job girl and as always your pieces are amazing! Would love to add one to my collection! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Kerra! Merry Christmas to you!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Laura Clarke - December 16, 2016 - 7:58 am

    LOVE your party, Lori! The crack looks amazing and I totally should have crafted at my party — it could have been the “activity” instead of my lame Mad Libs game, haha. Thanks for partying with me!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

      Heather – this was so much fun! Thanks for letting us all join in the festivities!! I love the game idea – might have to try that next year 😉 Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - December 16, 2016 - 9:17 am

    lol That rack selfie cracked me up – and, speaking of which, that crack looks AMAZING! Loved your party and merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:25 pm

      Thanks, Heidi! Merry Christmas to you!! I’ll post the Christmas Crack recipe this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Trudy Nichol - December 16, 2016 - 10:18 am

    Love the selfie 😄ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:24 pm

      Gee, thanks, Aunt Trudy!!! 😉 Merry Christmas to The. Best. Aunt. Ever.ReplyCancel

  • Anita - December 16, 2016 - 10:38 am

    Great party! I need to make some of that Christmas Crack this year, I think! Thanks for participating with us. Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:24 pm

      Thanks for heading this up with Heather – so much fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • mary chaisson - December 16, 2016 - 10:39 am

    seems you had a lovely party even if there was only you LOL..enjoyed seeing how this works..the Christmas crack looks yummy…have you shared the recipe anywhere n your blog by chance?ReplyCancel

  • mary chaisson - December 16, 2016 - 10:42 am

    looks like a great party the fingerless mittens and the Christmas crack looks yummy…have you shared the recipe?ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:23 pm

      Hi Mary, I’ll blog the Christmas Crack this weekend! Very tasty! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

      • mary chaisson - December 17, 2016 - 3:18 pm

        thanks Lori…sorry about the two comments…thought the first one didn’t go through LOL…seems it did…oh well….ReplyCancel

  • Erin Brown - December 16, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Best party ever! I always enjoy your posts and admire your style 🙂 Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:22 pm

      Thanks, Erin! Merry Christmas to you, too! Thanks for the support, too!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Moore - December 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    Love your creations. Sounds like quiet the office party. Love your sense of humour Lori. You have style!!
    Merry Christmas from Alena’s Mum😊
    Miss seeing you on Monday mornings…ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 12:32 pm

      Thanks, Cathy!! I miss my time at Queen Lili’s ‘working’, too!!! Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - December 16, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    I always love your posts Lori! Your creative ideas inspire me. And I’m also intrigued about the Christmas crack… would love the recipe! The necklace is gorgeous, oddly my birthstone colour as well seeing as my birthday is Christmas Day. What an amazing gift it would be to win! Merry Christmas to your family from mine!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 11:03 pm

      I’ll be posting the recipe this weekend!! Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Daley - December 16, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    Lori, how wonderful – you had gifts at your corporate party. I have to say I’m in love with those fingerless gloves – my colours. Printing the photo to take to my mom (and knitter) – maybe I’ll get a pair too. Thanks for sharing your party!ReplyCancel

    • - December 16, 2016 - 11:03 pm

      Love my gloves and the colour combo!! Glad you like them, too! Thanks for partying with us!! Merry ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Susan Hughes - December 17, 2016 - 7:57 am

    I love reading your blogs, lots of fun stuff 🙂 Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • - December 17, 2016 - 8:12 am

      Thanks, Susan! Merry Christmas to you, too!!ReplyCancel

  • Alena - December 17, 2016 - 8:21 am

    Merry Christmas Lori, looks like you enjoyed your party, and I speak from experience when I say your Christmas crack is so yummy! it was a big hit here last week when you forgot your leftovers and I claimed them as my own! I have a dress and a sweater that necklace would love perfect with! Love you Dear!ReplyCancel

    • - December 17, 2016 - 9:17 am

      Just to clarify, I didn’t forget it, I left it for you! I have eaten more than my fair share!! I’ll post the recipe this weekend so you can make it anytime you want!! Love you back!!! And Merry Christmas, too! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Susan - December 17, 2016 - 8:48 am

    I LOVED this post. I actually laughed out loud several times, as so many of these things have entered my mind while planning my Christmas party for one. 🙂 We really need to have a big party for all of the sole proprietors out there – maybe next year! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • - December 17, 2016 - 9:13 am

      Thanks, Susan!! We totally should do that next year! Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

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  • Lori Thurrott - December 18, 2016 - 9:58 pm

    I also laughed out loud a couple of times ~ cute post Lori and the party sounds awesome ~ party like it’s 1999! That necklace is ca-ute ~ throw my name in the bucket please :o)ReplyCancel

    • - December 18, 2016 - 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Lori!! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel