Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in Australia-Part 2

 We held our Christmas party in our backyard. I am very fortunate to have a lovely swimming pool.  I have tried to make my yard look like a tropical resort with various tropical plants.

 My daughter made the table cloths with fabric from Ikea.
 I forgot to take photos of what we ate for first course.  We had: ham, turkey,chicken. prawns and various salads and vegetables.  I made a variety of small desserts which were all devoured.  Above is chocolate mousse with a brownie base, garnished with raspberries and Flake chocolate.
My daughter made these Rudolph reindeers for the kids.

My dessert bar consited of: tropical trifle, choc mousse, brownies, mini chocolate Christmas puddings, apricot balls, layered jelly, fruit mince pies and sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce
I made these Christmas crackers from cardboard and a beautiful sheer white paper I found at the florist. I filled them with chocolates.
Our Japanese friends brought along their friends who were holidaying with them.  They gave me a lovely gift of Japanese biscuits.
Every Christmas on the Gold Coast coincides with storm season...and here it is, right on cue!


  1. Looks like you had a great Aussie Christmas! We had Roast Turkey and Pork with roast veggies and some traditional Christmas pudding for dessert.

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