This time of year is always busy, there's always a list of reasons why this sort of thing may not be ideal (e.g. the 19 year old who can't leave the house during parties), but I sent out the invites and didn't look back.
(It helps sometimes to back myself into a corner.)
Here's what I know to be true: It's important to have let-your-hair-down friends. I just don't sweat it anymore, because I know they don't care if the floor is a little grimy or the mirrors are spotty. This party was A#1 unfancy.
Everyone brings cash for supplies and a dish to share.
All I have to do is come up with the idea. And this year, my friend Kristin helped with that. The famous letter canvases! Duh. Why didn't I think of that?
You can never have too many lettered canvases. Fact.
This was the perfect craft because it's just so rad to see how many different ways there are to skin a cat. So to speak.
I really like what's happening here...
My people are SO good at festive party food.
the night before. (Forgot to mention - chipotle sour creammm!)
In my defense, I made them mini-sized.
Ain't no party like a mini-food party cause a mini-food party don't stop.
Found these quirky paper goods at my old flame, TJ Maxx. There were also weird Christmas bonsai-tree plates. Who knew?
(I spent most of my time circling the island...)
Here's what we came up with:
Guys, seriously. Do a craft party. It's not much work and there's just that feeling of having so many good people huddled up together.