Friends Gift Exchange

Last night was my friends gift exchange. This has been a tradition of ours for going on 5 years! It's always such a fun event and a great excuse for girlfriends to get together and do what we do best - talk! Plus it really puts you in the holiday spirit, as it's usually the first present we all get to open before Christmas.

To kick off this tradition every year, we all go out to a girls dinner during the November 3 courses for $30 Dine Around Seattle promotion and draw names. This year, my friend Vanessa hosted at her brand new condo downtown. We had dinner and drinks, followed by wine at Vanessa's while making graham cracker houses - our annual tradition. To cap off the night, we swapped our gifts. I got an adorable infinity scarf and two cute going-out tops.

While I was exhausted this morning after a night staying up late with the girls - it was worth it! Let the countdown to Christmas begin!!