Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Party Rules

 *Ellen from the Ellenreport blog sent me some wonderful orange cascade 220 super wash.  This has been a wonderful way to start year 54. !!!  Zach wears the hats I knit him until they are old and shabby.  So, I'm knitting him a hat in Chicago Bears colors….
We are having a big party today because Al is in town and Zach is returning from Mexico.  I try so hard not to stress about parties. 

Here are my rules:

*Fresh flowers make the house look great, an old trick but it works.
*Cats in the basement.  Too many people stress all of them except Rozzy.  
*I try to hug each person, look them in the eye and listen.  When I host a party, I am so busy I feel like I didn't get to talk to anyone. 
*Take lots of photos. 
I treasure my childhood family party photos with my aunts and uncles who are now in Heaven.
*Say YES! please, when people ask to help or bring a dish. 
*Relax, it is a party ……….
and Finally
*No fussing about the weather.  If it pours, then this tiny house will burst with people for a bit…..

Wish you were all here with us!


TracyK said...

Just had to comment to say I LOVE your party rules. Enjoy every second of it today.

Nancy said...

Great party rules! Wish I could join in on the fun and fellowship. Enjoy.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday celebration, Kathy!! Sounds like the kind of birthday celebrating I like... one that lasts the whole week long! ENJOY!!!
How fun that you met Judy! Our pretend knitting friends are the best. =) blessings ~ tanna

Katherine said...

I am sorry to miss it because it sounds like a wonderful party! I like your rules. I love it when it rains and everyone is caught inside because I like things up close and personal. Hope it is the party of the year. The guests will certainly have the hostess with the mostess!

Mereknits said...

Have a wonderful time, everyone will enjoy each other so much, no stressing.

Araignee said...

My rule is to always have something fun and unusual in a big punch bowl. It's a great place for people to gather and break the ice. Literally!
Hope you're having a great time!

SissySees said...

I imagine you are a wonderful hostess. Relax and enjoy!!

Dee said...

I'll bet your parties are EXCELLENT! Have fun with Al and Zach being home.

Changes in the wind said...

What a beautiful sky!

Sarah said...

Those are my party rules. Enjoy the moment, let others help by bringing a dish, make contact with every guest and don't sweat the small stuff.

Toni said...

LOVE your party rules! Years ago, I used to stress myself out so much that I was tired before the party. Now I'm much more relaxed and have a lot more fun!

elns said...

Awesome party rules, I can feel your cheer from here!

Judy S. said...

Thought of you over the weekend, and hope you had a great celebration. Did you make it to Ravenia?

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