Having said all that sometimes I think we over plan parties. Especially in the summertime. Today it seems like a party requires invitations, checking calendars, planning a menu and decorating. All this planning makes for some great parties but also means some lost opportunities.
I think I spend too many gorgeous summer evenings “doing nothing” because nothing was planned. Well, that has to change.
Remember, all you need for a successful party is good friends, good conversation, some music, maybe some finger food and the occasional adult beverage.
So the next time it’s a beautiful summer night I’m going to call a couple of neighbors and ask them to drop on in. Someone will have some chips in the pantry, or a cheesecake in the freezer. We usually have a decent bottle of wine in the cupboard. I’ll throw in a CD or turn on a ball game and instead of doing nothing I’m going to have a “spur of the moment” pleasant little party on the patio.
like fun, doesn’t it?