Evolving Traditions as My Group Grows Up

Our family has been hosting a summer pool party celebrating our twin’s birthday, well since their first birthday.  The tradition has ALWAYS included my friends and my children’s friends.  When they were younger I would cast a super wide net and invite all my friends and hope for some overlap.  Note: this gets trickier with time…

Grab Your Group and GO to the Beach/Lake/Park…when everyone else is LEAVING

As I made my way to the beach with my group the other night just after 5pm, there was a cavalcade of happy beach goers laden down with various beach accoutrements trudging in the opposite direction of my arrival tide. They were sandy and ruddy from the sun and the good cheer of a day well spent at the beach. But they were leaving. Which is why I was arriving…

Last Minute Party = Grab and GO Snacks

Summer should be all about easy. Easy time with friends with easy to procure foods that are a pleasure to easily enjoy (i.e. no fork required) while conversing and connecting with friends. This gathering was all about easy…

Let them Play!

When we arrived home from Africa we were still without a theme for the twin’s 13th Birthday celebration just 10 days away. Read on to find out how I came up with this year’s theme…