Christmas was a marvellous affair for the Swallowtails, as we combined our festive social with some fun-filled activities.
It’s become a tradition in our WI to make festive wreaths at the December meeting, with our members bringing gorgeous greenery, flowers and trinkets to adorn their Christmassy creations. Led by president Claire, who is the undisputed queen of wreaths, our girls got busy, and soon the air was filled with ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ of approval as the decorations took shape.
Another tradition we’ve kept each year is that of laying on a magnificent spread at the December social. As usual, our incredible members arrived laden with culinary treats and the tasty dishes went down a storm with the hungry crowd. What’s lovely about our December social is that there’s always such a great range of food provided. From the traditional mince pies and Christmas cakes to delicious cheese scones, scrummy biscuits, vol-au-vents and more besides, no-one goes home hungry.
For those Swallowtails who didn’t want to make wreaths, we laid on a games evening which proved to be a great laugh. We began with a madcap version of pass the parcel devised by games extraordinaire, Szara which saw us asked to don ridiculous gloves and a silly hat when it was our turn to unwrap. It was hard to follow that, but we dug out the Family Fortunes, and Sophie channelled her inner Les Dennis to be the quiz master. The teams were ultra-competitive, and some of the answers had us in stitches. Mind you, it hardly seemed to matter who won in the end, as we'd all thoroughly enjoyed the game.
Spending an evening creating, socialising and laughing with our Swallowtail friends was the perfect way to celebrate the festive season WI-style. Now, we just have to plan all the fun we’ll be having in 2018.
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