do it in the morning

One of my Sweet Sixteen goals is to host 12 parties. Is that a lot? I think I need to stock up on candles.

I have a few ideas up my sleeve – and have heard some good ones from friends – making me excited to dive in to this adventure.

Right before we rang in the new year, we had a brunch at our house to celebrate a friend who was in town. Nothing big – just nine adults and four kids – and it was lovely. Everyone brought something and it was a carb-loading good time. After all was said and done, Mike commented that it’s fun to have a morning event, it means your whole day isn’t consumed with party planning and cleaning. I agree!DSC_0687 DSC_0690 DSC_0695

So a brunch in 2016 is on the list… perhaps another pizza night, maybe tacos? Here are some other ideas:

A wine and cheesergiphy (3)

On the seventh day god rested year we partied! (David’s birthday)giphy (1)

Pretty in Pink corsage (or some kind of flower) making partygiphy (2)

Girl You Know It’s True. Lip Sync battleMV

These are a few of our favourite things gift exchange partygiphy

A backyard-again (another backyard party)backyardigans-dance-o

Let me know if you have any other good ideas (but no tupperware please)! 

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All gifs from giphy (backyardigans gifsouf)