When Lennis and I were first married we entertained a lot. We had football party's to cheer on the home team, celebration gatherings to honor whatever we were celebrating, and often we had parties just to be having a party!
Present day and our party days have slowed down tremendously. In fact I don't even recall, oh wait a minute, yes I do remember the last late night party. Wow, that was more than a few years ago!
The reason I enjoy entertaining is simple.
I like to treat my friends to a leisure evening that shows them how much they mean to me in the ways I feel comfortable with. Entertaining has always been fun for me. Cooking lots of food, concocting refreshing cocktails, dimming the lights. lighting candles in every room, I love that!
I do have what some would consider compulsive behavior issues while planning a party. I like to have everything just right down to the tiniest detail, and each little to-do list in my head, sometimes on paper needs to be checked off, must be checked off!
Silly to most these party planning feelings I have, but nevertheless those compulsive party planning thoughts I've determined must line my dna. In other words I'm probably considered a party perfectionist by most, at least with myself.
Here's how it plays out...
Oh yes, I can use that platter for the shrimp, and that other one for the olive dip. Don't forget the old metal washing bucket outside, I'll fill that with ice with the beverages. Candles in that corner, candles outside, fresh flowers there and there. Since it's a birthday party, must get balloons! Instead of cupcakes I'll make Julies favorite cake! Mustn't forget Lennis, how can I have gifts for my friend Julie and nothing for Lennis. Maybe a gift card from his favorite hardware store, yes, that's what I'll do. But I can't just have a teeny weeny gift card, cause I got Julie big stuff!
Do you get the picture?
I warned you!
Enjoy caring and sharing summer days.