Thursday, December 13, 2012

Date 66 - Oh, Fudge!!

Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Type: City, Home
Cost: $$
Planned By: Dani

First Christmas date of the year!

Adam and I got a Groupon for 50% off tickets to see the "A Christmas Story" house and museum in Tremont. Neither of us had ever been so when we saw the Groupon we had to get it.
First, we toured the house. It was very interesting and interactive. We were allowed to pick up the leg lamp, play with the The Red Ryder BB gun (don't worry Adam didn't shoot his eye out), pretend to put soap in our mouth, and sit and touch anything we wanted. It was pretty fun and they did a great job making it look exactly like the house in the movie.
Next, we went through the museum. They has so many props and pictures from the making of the movie. We got to see the clothes they wore, actual toys from the Higbee building, and large props like the chalkboard from Ralphie's classroom. They also had a gift shop with a wide selection of memorabilia but we didn't buy anything.
Then we went home and decorated our apartment for the holidays. We had to start off with my favorite holiday drink - Peppermint Hot Cocoa. Just add a little peppermint schnapps to hot cocoa and you have the most amazing drink for the holidays! Before we could start decorating we decided to rearrange our entire living area. We had to move the office in to our bedroom for the winter to have enough room for our trees. Once that was finished and we cleaned up a bit we began decorating! We used most of the same decorations as last, but I also made a few new things to display. I made new stockings to match our new lime and purple living room, candy vases, and cute Ho Ho Ho picture frames. We listened to Christmas music and finished decorating together. We had lots of fun, and Obi was quite curious the entire time. I think that our apartment looks very festive and I'm very happy with how it turned out. :)

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