April 29, 2010

It's party time!

I just sent out my very first evite. SO exciting [note sarcastic tone . . .]. As I think I mentioned, Jrex finally published his paper. Our friends Lovey and Dovey (Dovey HATES strongly dislikes these pseudonyms...) have graciously agreed to let us invade their home. I'm looking forward to doing a party again. Living in a smallish apartment with no spillover zones has cramped our style. We've done a couple supper clubs, but having six other adults in the apartment really filled it up. No way could it handle fourteen (plus two kids).

I'm so proud of him and all the hard work he put into making this paper something worthy of a good journal. It will be fun to honor him.

Of course we're going to do a wine tasting. I'm thinking a contest for who can name the varietal. We'll have a list and they'll just have to match the numbered bottle to the list of wine types (Pinot Gris, Sauv Blanc, Reisling, Gurvertz for the whites). That sort of thing. There's a grill at the house, so we can fire up some flank steak, chicken, portobellos and grilled veggies to add to a big salad. Have smelly cheeses, fancy meats, breads, and crackers.

Any other ideas? I'm feeling a little rusty on the hostess front. Suggestions for prizes for who guesses the most wines? Easy, but fun decor ideas? Best party you ever hosted?


Aimee said...

Oh wow, I love hosting parties, but I don't do many beyond young girl birthday parties any more.

For a prize, perhaps a gift card to a nice restaurant or a neat, funky store that offers items that aren't mass produced. Do you have any artist friends who might have a piece to give? Wine bottle charms. Hmm. Think of things your friends would love.

Decorations? I feel too rusty to try to suggest something.

It sounds like a cool, funky, awesome kind of party!

Anonymous said...

We had a great party once at 1406. Lots of spiffy people there -- intellectual types. And one activity was baking cookies. We had the fixins laid out -- dough, M & M's, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc. People fashioned their own supercookies and your Mother stuck them in the oven.

Cookie-making had a surprising social impact. Lots of people pose at parties, but cookie-making let them revert to being little kids.

OTRgirl said...

Wine charms is a great idea! I could go to a bead store and actually just make some. Fits the theme and not too expensive. Thanks.

Dad, I like the cookie dessert idea, too. Hmm...

Aimee said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and the comment! I responded over there.

Please do post a photo of the wine charm(s) you make. And any time you can have everyone do something hands on and fun, it's great. Can't wait to hear how the party goes!

Hampers said...

I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!