RSS Feed

A Christmas Quiz

Each year I throw a big, blow-out, holiday party with the focus on handmade desserts (I mostly eat food to justify eating dessert).

This years party had:

Cake Pops shaped like Santa Hats and Christmas balls  (from the Bakerella Cookbook)

Apple Pie on a stick (not as hard as you’d think to make),

the famous Kalhua Balls from my sister Paula (whose Christmas party is like mine on steroids),

Chocolate Peppermint Patty cookies,

Cherry Hand Pies,

and, of course,

my mom’s awesome sugar cookies! (my mom used to make, literally hundreds of these each year and the smell of them baking is instant Christmas to me).

My friend Alisa managed to snap a couple of pics with her camera phone before it all went away (I of course forgot to take pictures).

And each year the guests all get the annual Holiday Trivia Quiz which is, mostly, based on my frightening knowledge of all the Christmas Specials of my childhood.  It started out as a lark and now the guests all expect it.

I thought maybe some of you might enjoy the challenge or want to use it for your own Holiday Gathering.

Here are some sample questions and, if you’d like you can download the whole thing (and the answer key) below:

1)   Which reindeer had to undergo years of therapy after being left out of Twas The Night Before Christmas

A)   Dasher

B)    Dancer

C)    Rudolph

D)   Prancer

11)    If your true love had just dumped several girls with their pet cows on you what thoughtful gift could you next expect?

A)        A small, all-girl ballet company

B)        Beyonce’s greatest desire

C)        Some fouls with awesome cell service

D)        Some adult, female, chickens who like wine, cheese and all thing Jerry Lewis.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday Season!


Christmas Trivia Quiz

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

2 responses »

  1. Everything looks delicious!!! So great to see you last week!!!

  2. I love that my photos are featured on your blog! Those desserts were epic, darling!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: