Last night I hosted a Christmas party for some family and friends because my son and his wife were here. They are staying for a short time before we all go to California to spend Christmas at Disneyland and I knew that they would like it.
The fun I find in hosting is when the mix of guests works and how comfortable people become together. Last night was a perfect reflection of the magic of a group of humans who find similarity while enjoying food, drink and music.
Of course there is the family connection and we had four generations there!
Then the friends. My bff and her family are like family, and my husband’s bestie and his wife are the same. These two group’s know each other because we have partied together before and the men golf together.
There were also some good friends of ours who are more the age of my son who were also acquainted with other family members from years ago, they went to school together.
The only ones who had no previous connections were our neighbor and his son. But it didn’t take long to fix that-they are cool people and easy to get to know. It seemed that there was a feeling of fun and community which always is pleasant to see happen.
The ones who couldn’t make it were missed, but the easy conversation, plentiful food and drink and a brilliant Christmas tree wove its magic through the crowd. I was charmed and happy to see these people connecting while they traveled the path of the human desire for happy and fulfilling experiences in settings of celebration.
My son and daughter-in-law enjoyed a seasonal welcome to Catalina and I was blessed that so many people would come out and spend a Friday night this close to Christmas with us.