Dare to Entertain!
Three years ago, Tom and I were anticipating have our first Thanksgiving by ourselves. I don't mind the cooking part, I actually enjoy it. It just sounded lonely. I thought maybe we should invite friends over for dessert. Tom said that no one really enjoys Thanksgiving dessert because they are too stuffed on Thursday. If we really wanted to have fun, we should invite friends over on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and we could really enjoy dessert. THAT is how the Pie Party came to be.
Every year, we stuff our home with our dearest friends. Every year, we say we couldn't hold any more, but the next year we always do. Every year, I get really stressed out about the imperfections of our home - but the party is a success every year. It has become my favorite get together and I look forward to it all year.
Here are some details that we like to include in a pie party.
I send out an evite using Pingg and invite our friends to come and bring a pie!
In the foyer, we set up our Book of Thanks. This was the first year we did this. We asked friends to sign a few things they are thankful for and their name. I blocked off a square to put a picture in. I think this will be real fun to look over every year.
I really don't like getting a babysitter to go to a party, I like my kiddos with me. Because of this, kids are totally invited. We let them go down into our unfinished basement and be loud and yell down there. The only casualties this year were 2 big bouncy balls that were popped. Other than that, it wasn't bad. Our friends have really good kids.