Partying like it's 1995 (and then realizing the next day that it really isn't, and that was probably not smart)
I loved my party. It wasn't fancy. It wasn't incredibly well-planned, but it was a ton of fun. We had a really great mix of people in attendance and instead of being weird, it was just kind of cool. There were some of my favorite bloggers, friends from the neighborhood, friends from Michael's college days, friends from Dylie and Max's schools, and great neighbors. The house somehow got straightened up, and the fire in the wood-burning fireplace looked beautiful.
I didn't go all out with food. The stress of the great au pair switcheroo was plentiful, and I didn't have the energy. Additionally, I wanted to keep things mellow. I can say, though, that the party confirmed my love affair with Costco. We had mini cheese souffles, giant hunks of great cheese, pita chips and hummous, chips and salsa, guacamole, spinach dip and a giant platter of veggies. For drinks, we had beer and wine. I rocked the $10 aisle at Sam's Wine, and it was all fine.
I did not take one photo, which is kind of lame, but speaks to the fact that I was busy having fun. I know that Melissa and Susan took photos, but the only photo that I've seen from the evening is on Chris' site. I have no idea what we are talking about in that photo, but it looks like fun, right?