Hey hey, friends.
In case you are wondering what the definition of insanity is, it is hosting two parties at your house the weekend before you head off on vacation for two and a half weeks.
That being said, you have to make hay while the sun shines. And we know that we have one heck of a long weekend coming up!
First on the docket: The third annual Magyfest.
Three years ago, we decided that we weren’t going to attend the Winterfest thrown by the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild anymore because to be totally honest, it was really expensive.
So instead we e-mailed all of our beer fest-going friends and invited them to our house. We told them to bring $30 of good beer each and a dish to pass. Three years later, we’re still doing it and the people are still coming.
The food is good, the beer is better and we’ve found that everyone brings enough beer that the party serves as a sort of impromptu beer swap – because everyone gets to bring a “party favor” six pack back home with them!
Tonight (Sunday) we hosted an engagement party for Emily and Chris. Emily is one of my sorority sisters and bridesmaids and I am so glad to share in this next part of her life. We worked a heavy belated-Valentine’s day theme because that was her request and I think that it was really quite perfect.
The bride-to-be and me!
Another one of our dear sorority sisters, Jenna, was such a saint and brought balloons, some appetizers and some desserts. It would have been just impossible to do without her!
As you can see from the snap above, I made everyone wear nametags so that friend groups and family could mix and mingle. It was a real lifesaver. There was eating, drinking and merriment. And, no sooner had our party guests left than I directed Marcus to drag out our suitcases because it’s time for us to get packing!