Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Music and more

Tonight I hosted (with the total help of super friends) a little christmas party. I wanted it to be open house pop in and chat while eating treats sort of thing. But I also wanted a short musical recital - like back in the day when they'd have a bit of music by the women who "played." I also wanted it to be a sort of service project. So... I invited people to bring canned goods for the food bank. They could show up any time between 7:30 and 8. I had probably a dozen different treats set out. Then at 8 I stopped the chatting and introduced our musical program. Luckily I have very talented friends. We had a piano duet, piano solos, a guitar/vocal number, little german numbers on the accordion and then a couple beautiful trumpet solos. Then to finish it off we all sang a couple christmas songs accompanied by the piano and trumpet. After the music there was another good half hour to hour of chit chat. It was a complete success. I love seeing so many people gathered together and enjoying themselves. Plus they all said it was a good holiday mood building activity. And as a bonus for me I have my decorations up to last the month and a ton of cookies left over that I can give to the neighbors as a holiday gift. Did I mention how much I enjoyed myself? Well I did. Now I must sleep. I have really good friends. I only wish more could have been invited and been able to come.

4 comments:

Mike said...

That sounds great....I'm sure it "sounded great" as well. Very nice.

plainoldsarah said...

thanks! i've already begun to think of next year - probably have more of a sing along style - just to mix it up a bit.

Tracie said...

Wish I had been there. Alas, my "bum" bum needed a little rest last night. Glad it went well!

Marie said...

I liked that you chose a Tues night -- half the time by Fri night all I want is sit in front of the TV and drool. Your place is pretty decked out for Christmas. I'd never seen it without cobwebs and blacklights :) Thanks for the invite!