Ok, I just went a little crazy with the Christmas joy. Made pumpkin cookies (taste more like molasses cookies) with frosting, bought a Christmas tree, decorated it (minus the popcorn cranberry garland that's in progress), put the lighted houses and mini tree on the mantel, set up the fake tree for the dining room, and arranged misc. Christmas decorations throughout the house. Truly a festive location. Perhaps that's reason enough for a cocktail party.