Saturday night we picked out our snazziest clothes, pressed them, showered, and got ready for the MT annual Holiday party.
I wore a beautiful Joseph Ribkoff bodycon dress – black with a sleek shape and a gold bar across the top.
Dress (On Page 2)
Cole wore his finest charcoal suit and a classic white shirt and black tie. So dapper.
Popping on our shoes and coats we headed out the door.
We were greeted at the Palliser with coat check and nametags (the latter we chose to forgo).
Arriving a little bit late, we had a few minutes of mingling and cocktails (and did a little scoping out of what I wanted from the candy bar) before we were advised to take our seats.
We sat in the back corner of an ornate room. Light blue paint covered the walls and glamorous chandeliers hung from the ceiling.
Each place setting was carefully set and a menu placed on top.
Just before dinner we played a brief icebreaker. Guests were asked to use hand signals to choose heads or tails in a coin toss. With each toss, the losers were asked to sit down while the winners remained standing. Once the prize (a Keg gift certificate) was announced I was set on winning.
I lasted the first 4 rounds (heads each time!) but didn’t make it to the finals. Boo.
We enjoyed each course (chicken for me, fish for him), chatted to our fellow table-mates, and listened to the (lengthy) speeches of the past year’s accomplishments.
Every year the articling students put on an entertaining video – this year’s theme being “advice”. It’s more of a roast to the lawyers than anything.
Once the formal portion was over we rushed back out to the cocktail room. Cole filled his glass while I helped myself to a select few candies and chocolates.
There were glass jars filled with colourful jujubes, a variety of mini chocolate bars, full size chocolate bars, turtles, Lindt balls, and toffees.
I could’ve easily taken them all (and thought about trying), but I was advised to share with others.
I resolved to a few macintosh hard toffees, crunch chocolate bars, a jersey milk, and a few lindt chocolates.
We mingled away and danced whenever our favourites such as “Uptown funk” were played. After watching the video a few dozen times, we had the moves down pat.
A photo booth and green screen were set up in the back, supplying costumes such as colourful wigs, hats, sunglasses, and feather boas. Guests cheerfully picked a costume, struck a pose, and waited for the glossy print to pop out.
Surprisingly the photo booth wasn’t as rowdy as I expected…which meant I took advantage of the opportunity to try on a bunch of costumes and hog the camera.
Here’s a few of the best shots…
I really think an afro suits me – don’t you?!
Later in the night the hot chocolate bar was wheeled out.
I pushed the handle, set up my cup, and watched as warm, milky thick chocolate poured out.
Scooping up wads of whipped cream and chocolate shavings I placed them in side and watched as they melted into a creamy mixture.