What do you get when you combine 13 girls, 10 boys, 2 movies, 2 nights, and 7 bags of popcorn?
Well, you’d get my weekend. Last weekend, to be exact. There was no special occasion. No fancy invitations. No fancy appetizers. No last minute stress to make sure the house was all clean. We sent out evites on Monday and invited the girls from my daughter’s kindergarten class to come over on Friday for pizza and a movie. Saturday was my son’s turn. He invited the boys from his class and we had the same party all over again. My daughter chose the new Barbie movie and my son chose Karate Kid.
The kids were only over for about 3 hours each night. It was low key, low stress, but tons of fun. The parents appreciated the time to themselves. My kids appreciated the way we opened our home to their friends. I appreciated seeing my childrens’ gratitude, for something that was really no work for me. So often, when I plan a party, it involves huge themes, party favors, way too much food, and the overall grandeur that comes with entertaining. This was different. It was just friends hanging out. No expectations, just fun times with friends. Isn’t that the way entertaining should be?