Do you enjoy peeking into other people's parties? I do. That's one of the very best parts of reading other people's blogs
Right now we are gearing up for Friday's festivities. Amongst our friends here we alternate hosting a New Year's party and I thought it should be my turn this year. Honestly it was more for my benefit than anyone else's. When the little people get tired they can just be popped into their own beds. My bed will probably host some other little people, one thing we have here is sleeping space.
I am trying to clean and at least get some tables set up, Dave will be working on Friday so I won't be getting any help from that quarter ahead of time, but it's truly like shoveling snow in a blizzard to clean while the twins and Brendan are here. Sigh.
What I can accomplish is the menu. Would you like to see the plans? Here we go
Artichoke Dip with French Bread
Brie and Crackers
Cheddar Cheese Ball
Sliced Keilbasa with Mustard
Humus and Flatbread
Chips and Onion Dip
Taco Dip and Tortilla Chips
Lasagna (Theresa is bringing it)
Eggplant Parm (Chris is bringing it)
Meatballs and Sausage in Sauce
Sausage and Peppers
Bowties and Peas
Cold Cut Platter
Certainly the children are welcome to eat anything but we have a lot of little people and it's a party and chicken nuggets are safe.
That's it so far. There will definitely be dessert, I know I'll be making an Eggnog Cake but I'm not sure what else. I will share when I know more.
Since it's a festive holiday there will be a bar. I'm experimenting with the placement of the drinks to see I can improve the flow of the party. Usually people end up bottled in the kitchen, which is odd since it is one of the smaller rooms in the house. I am hoping that by moving the drinks into the guest room, where there is a TV to watch the ball drop, maybe there will be flow.
It probably doesn't matter.
There will be a kids buffet and drinks down in the playroom. They will have soda (a rare treat here), a water jug and Holiday punch. The adults will have red wine (Cabernet), White (Chardonnay), beer (Blue Point and some Belgian Ales), and the customary liquors and mixers. I might make a few Cosmos for the ladies to be festive.
Lest you think we are a wild bunch, this is my rosary group attending. At the stroke of midnight the children parade around the backyard banging pots with spoons and blowing horns. Then everyone realizes we have Mass in the morning and the skidaddle begins. We aren't much of a late night crowd. We are a party crowd though!
What are you all doing Friday night?