March 27, 2006


guest wall guest art

The party went really well. 72 people showed up over the course of the five hours and it seemed like everyone had fun. We didn't run out of anything but party favors (see below) and I'm making more of those.

The pictures are of our guest wall where we had people sign their names, and of the art project we had set up for people to work on. We're not good at the mingling thing when we're at other people's parties so we made sure to have some things for people like us to do.

The other thing that worked out just like we planned was having a little trivia game to lead people around the house. We made signs that said "Jeff or Becky?" and each had a fact about one or the other of us with a post-it note covering up the answer so people could make a guess before looking at the answer. We made 20 of them and put them all around the house so people would be forced to move around a bit. Plus have something to make fun of us about (we talked about adding a 21st question "who is the biggest dork?" with the answer being "you tell us.")

Finally, we gave away a party favor of a CD with a bunch of songs by artists we really like. Since I'm still kind of in the party mood, I'm offering a copy of the CD to the first ten readers who ask in the comments or via email. I'll email you and you can send me a mailing address if I don't already have it. (This is partly a test to see if I have ten readers who got this far ;-) Mom, I'm already sending you one, so you don't count. I'd tell you who's on the disc, but that would ruin the surprise. Good stuff, trust me. Don't be shy, what's a little postage and plastic between friends?

Posted by jeffy at March 27, 2006 11:21 PM

So I guess I'm the first commenter...but did you get other requests in email, or am I truly the first? And are you willing to do the international postage? ;-) I'll send you my address in email. Your party really sounds like so much fun. You two are so sensitive to your guests' enjoyment and comfort. Would have been great to have been there. Keep telling us the details of all your future parties. It's great inspiration.

Posted by: Katherine at March 28, 2006 05:11 AM

Me! Me! CD for ME!

Posted by: Dan L at March 28, 2006 10:45 AM

What a blast of a party for such OLD people to throw! I love the 20 questions...would like to hear a few! And yes, I'd also love to hear the CD mix. Happy New decade you two.

Posted by: Anne at March 28, 2006 04:29 PM

My gosh. I just sent you a note asking about the party. It sounds like it was great!

Posted by: Cheryl at March 28, 2006 05:04 PM

It sounds like you guys had a great time. What a turnout! I wish that I could have been there. I would love to have a CD. I would also like to hear what some of the 20 facts were. Good way to get people mingling though.

Posted by: Karen at March 29, 2006 09:11 AM
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