Over 30 years ago I started holding Holiday parties for my friends. Thirty years ago people were excited about them - the RSVPs rolled in quick - and usually said "YES" ....
Then it became next to impossible to plan a party before Christmas so I reverted to a family tradition of holding an Open House (come for a drink and eats and leave when you are ready ) on New Year's Day. (stems from the Scottish side of the family) And that worked really well - we always had a house full. In fact one year I had so many people show up - and STAY - that I sat on the stairs - chin in hand - just marveling at the crowd laughing and mixing and feeling a bit overwhelmed and very blessed to have so many good friends.
Then we moved to Ontario - and people weren't quite so used to me or my customs. The RSVP's didn't roll in - in fact I had to chase folks. (I fuss over numbers to make sure I have enough food)
Last year we had a good "turn out" and folks stayed and stayed and I thought all had fun........ BUT this year once again I am having trouble getting the RSVP's back - and it seems some are waiting to see if they get a better offer (well that's how it feels)
And yes I know this party is mostly vanilla themed - I don't have any play space - but I don't apologize for that....... this party - especially this year - is a celebration of 1) The New Year 2) a House Warming for my new apartment and 3) a celebration of my New Life.
BUT numbers don't matter - if only 4 or 5 good friends show up we'll have a blast... I might even put on a BDSM DVD instead of Christmas music - why the hell not ??!! no sound just the pictures - make up your own dialogue...... LOL now that could be interesting..
Anyway - I intend to have some fun !!! It's my Celebration - my Party !!! hell I might just throw open the doors and invite anyone who wants to come........ are you interested??? (grinning)
And because I promised myself for the next couple of weeks there would only be joy and fun on The Journey here's another Christmas picture for your viewing enjoyment...
I'd love to have a pair of thigh high socks like those!!!