Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl, Super Friends and Super Fun!

I'd like to start off by saying WOOOWHOOO! Our Giants won the Super Bowl!
So, a few weeks ago when we knew our boys in blue we're heading to the Super Bowl my husband and I looked at each other and realized that it was our patriotic duty as Giants fans to host a Super Bowl Party (especially since the last time they won the Super Bowl my husband had the flu).
In our enthusiasm we just started inviting and inviting people, and as the head count grew, it hit me I'd never hosted a Super Bowl party before or any party for that matter aaahhh! How was I going to set up the house, all the cleaning that had to be done, all the little unfinished projects around the house my husband had to work on, the shopping, decorating and cooking oye vey! I mean our house was not like some of the other homes we've gone to parties at before.  How was it all going to work out, there were going to be so many kids running around (mine are crazy enough as it is) would people have a good time, what would they think!
That thinking is a lot of the reason why we never hosted parties to begin with.  But that all changed the moment my first guest arrived.  I was overwhelmed with joy as we stood over the stove making 
Chicken Parmesan sliders together and laughing at the story she told about her first time hosting a Super Bowl party.  As more and more friends walked in carrying yummy food, and laughter filled the air, I knew that it didn't matter if my kitchen floors looked warn out or that there was still a piece of blue painter's tape on the wall that my hubby forgot to rip off.
We ate, cheered, laughed, sang and there was even some college stepping going on, and all of our wonderful guest helped clean up. I hardly had anything left to do by the time the last person walked out.
And fortunately for me I was having so much fun that there was no time to take pictures.

So let this be a testimony to my fellow turtle- like home bodies to be intentional and make your house be such, that all who enter feels at home.

Oh and thanks to the Dollar Tree for all of my cool and cheap decorations!



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