Christmas dine around

Given that so many of our friends live on our road (perks of island life!) we’ve been trying to stage a progressive dinner for the best part of a year and finally succeeded last weekend – perfect timing for a festive get together!

Eight households were given a timeslot of 30-45 minutes each to serve a food dish and a drink of their choice. The theme? Christmas of course!

First stop – Santa’s Island grotto

No time to get comfy though, we were soon off to our next stop led by the evening's mastermind and her Christmas wand! 

Time for hearty chilli and Southern Belle cocktails at the Christmas hoedown! 

Third stop – A floating fiesta!

The mexican theme continued at the fourth stop where margaritas kept flowing as we took on the piñata! 

As the paper flip flop burst open, stacks of sweets spilled out onto the street and among them fell mouth organs and whistles which were immediately swept up for an impromptu, sugar and tequila fuelled musical performance! 

The chorus then advanced to the fifth stop where it was our turn to host – Polish Wigilia complete with pierogi, vodka and singing around the piano.

Sixth stop – Tapas, cigars, dancing....and more singing... at the North Pole

Seventh stop – James’ house (without James, so we dressed up as James to fill the void).

Eventually we made it to the eighth and final stop – ham sandwiches and a hot tub. Sorry team but I don't have any photos of this one - I'd had 8++ drinks....

SUCH a fun night with incredible efforts from all stops - a progressive dinner is so much fun and I can't believe it's taken us so long to try it! Moving around really takes the pressure off one person hosting for the whole evening and you get to try lots of different things. Can’t wait for the next one!