I love throwing parties. I get so much joy from planning them, making the party food, decorating cakes, having friends packed into our house and backyard, talking, our kids running back and forth screaming excitedly, playing all kinds of games and getting into mischief. We had a Summer BBQ & birthday party last night that left us all breathless and filled with the deep satisfaction that comes from being around friends you love.
We had armored duels in the hallway… my son’s friends dressed up in his knight costumes battling away….
Boys and girls splashing in the kiddie pool, or jumping and screaming on the trampoline.
One of the older daughters of our friend’s was playing her latest piece she learned on the piano in the sun room… the melody drifted along with all the squeals and screams of delight, shouting orders and instructions of kids playing together as if it was supposed to there, a kind of background music. It was so loud inside that when I escaped to feed the baby in silence in our bedroom, I could still hear the muffled joyful noise.
Yes, it was such a joyful noise!
There is nothing that I love more than to have our house filled with people we love, kids we love, and see everyone having so much fun together. It’s the greatest high there is… to be surrounded by friends that are like family.
There was some excitement of course, one of my vases decided to fall and crash randomly onto the floor (from the top of the bookcase no less), but one of my friends & role models took care of it spectacularly! She competently knew exactly what needed to be done and delegated out tasks to get all the shattered glass up. She and a man worked together to get the whole crime scene cleared – it was adorable.
BBQ, birthdays, kids, music, friends, and love and family.
If you haven’t thrown a good party yet this Summer, it’s time.