I gave a lot of thought to going to 3 Christmas parties in one day but decided why not? In my younger years I wouldn’t even consider passing up a party just because they were all on the same day so I really wanted to see if I could still pull it off!
My husband had to work all day. He could have made it to #3 if he really wanted to but he didn’t. His reasoning is that “I can cut bait “ and he cannot. He knows I will stay for 30 minutes or an hour and leave. I am taking his observation as a compliment!
Party #1 was a no host at a bar starting at 2:30 and we were giving gifts for a women and children shelter.
The party was very nice, nice people and the host brought a person to give chair massages!
Party #2 staring at 4 was an open house thrown by a good friend. She doesn’t give a party every year so I was thrilled that this year I was able to attend. She has one of those big old majestic homes every city has that looks out on to a grand park.
The house was decorated beautifully. Christmas decorations were everywhere you looked. The beverages were in a separate nook with hot cold, alcohol and nonalcoholic choices. The food was spectacular. I mean who cooks a whole turkey and ham and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free entrees pus lots of dips and salads all labeled and sweets?
The neighbors that live behind our home gave party #3 starting at 6:30. This is their annual Christmas party. I love to go and get caught up with the goings on in the neighborhood. This picture is not of the hostess but of a neighbor across the street. I remarked on her beautiful silk blouse that this picture dose not do justice and she said she picked it up last month when she was in China. She is in a marching band and they went to China! Her husband is the water boy for the band. I had no idea! I almost missed party #3 because I stopped at home before setting back out. Note to self: just keep the momentum going!
Of course after I left the last party I was a bit wired and thought I could easily attend 3 more! I need to practice eating and drinking and chatting while standing. I was a bit rusty on balancing it all.
Have you also become a mid life party girl? What tips can you share?