Thursday, February 18, 2010

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The Day Before...

Dinner parties sound glamorous. Until you have to throw one. This might come as a shocker but they are a lot of work.

Now if I were rich, I would hire a caterer, cleaners, a nanny and a lady to help me select my outfit for the shindig. But since I am not, I have to be all these and more.

My playgroup friends started a "Not So Gourmet" dinner party club three or five years ago. It has been so long I can't remember. I am up in the rotation.

With a small baby, I am finding it hard to pull all of the pieces together. It is tomorrow night and while I am cleaning my floor, I am writing this post in my head. It will all come together but I wonder how as I scrub around my toilet wishing I had a house cleaner.

Fast forward to the week after...

We did it. And it was a blast! I so wish I had pictures to share. We had a wine tasting. Everyone brought a bottle and we rated the wines. They were all under $10. I threw in a more expensive bottle to see if it would beat the others. And it lost! We threw in a $5 Gallo Cabernet and it came in second. How perfect is that?

We had the best night. Nothing beats time shared with friends. We need to do this more. We love to entertain and we love to be with our friends. We laughed. We told stories and we drank LOTS of wine.

And boy, were we beat. We were so tired after all of our hard word. But, we loved it. We talked about it for days.

What a difference a day makes.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad it went well!

DelhiBound said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Great idea for a low-key dinner party!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was worth the trouble. I feel like with young children and cleaning the house I am constantly shoveling in a snow storm! Glad your party was a sucess!

amyjr said...

Isn't it amazing what we do in our minds that makes us crazy and apprehensive of why did I sign up for this but in the end..SO. Much. FUN!

AreWeThereYet? said...

I think if it is a "not-so-gourmet" club, than it must also be a low key event. Not exactly eating while standing up over the kitchen sink, but perhaps no one should be allowed to clean the floors until AFTER the event.

Kel said...

The 'prep' work is always the suckiest part, but getting to hang out and just enjoy the evening is so worth it!

Glad you all had a wonderful time!
~K

MIT Mommy said...

The party was SO AWESOME, Indy. I had a wonderful time. I'd be happy to clean your house (too bad I'm not happy to clean mine, huh?)

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