Last Friday I had a few friends over for a “Make your own Pizza” and “Make your own Sundae” pajama party. One of my goals for the month of June was to host a get together at my “new” apartment. Jordan and I have put so much time and energy into building Ikea furniture, hanging photos and decorating we figured it was time to finally have a few friends over and show off our pretty little unicorn palace. Since I love themes I decided to base this party off of my entire life in second grade. Is it just me or was elementary school just filled with pizza filled sleepovers and ice cream sundae bars? I was eager to relive the prime of my life (age 8) and shamelessly embraced my inner child for the evening (though to be fair 8 year old Jordyn would have never paired champagne with her cheese and pineapple pizza).
All of the girls looked so adorable in their pajamas though I have to say the guys didn’t get nearly as into the theme. Jordan wore his pajamas for all of ten minutes before changing into shorts and a t-shirt…I guess that is what happens when you don’t have air conditioning! My sweet friend Claire brought me the cutest fluffy pink slippers so consequently Jordan adopted my leopard print pair for the evening. I don’t know what is cuter than watching your boyfriend prance around in your fluffy leopard Roxy slippers? Am I right or am I right? (;
We still don’t exactly have a dining room table though we are in the process of building one. We had to settle for eating at the coffee table but I think the pizza was just as delicious on the couch as at a real tabletop. Still I’m anxious to set up a real dining solution (confession: this will be my first apartment with a real table) so I can host real live dinner parties. I really think I’m going to thrive at age forty when dinner parties are the preferred method of entertainment. The thing I just love about dinner parties is you can really wrap them up early and drift off to sleep in the comfort of your own bed before the clock strikes midnight. It’s a major perk for those of us who start stumbling around 9:00pm.
Overall I think the party was a success. I really love party planning despite my introverted nature. The whole process of meal planning and decorating is so much fun! I loved spending all day Friday setting up (it was almost as much fun as the party its-self). I have the best group of girl friends (and there actually were guys at the party despite the lack of photo evidence). I really have discovered who my true friends are over the years (as cheesy as it sounds), I am thankful to have such talented and kind hearted girls to call my besties.
Of course I had the sweetest party co-host in the world to help me plan the night. I love that Jordan is onboard with any of my themes and party ideas (and you know hanging a faux taxidermy unicorn head in the living room). Entertaining (even a small get together) really is a team effort, it was great to have a team member who didn’t mind cleaning up the entire party mess the next day while I was off enjoying the sunshine and canoeing with my friends. You can’t ask for a better partner in party-hosting than that!
How was your weekend? Do you like to entertain? Do you have any party-hosting tips to share?