We had our annual Stampin’ Up! board member BBQ last night—it was a wonderful adventure.
Typically we have just the board members and their partners attend, but we decided to switch things up a bit this year and invite entire families, so we had 28 people last night, ranging in age from one year old to. . . well, older than some of us would like to admit.
It felt a lot like our monthly family dinners in terms of size; when everyone comes to those, we have about the same number and similar age ranges. Sterling and I kept busy all night, making sure everyone had plenty to eat; we did a taco bar with fresh peaches and ice cream for dessert. In fact, we were so busy that I completely forgot about taking photos. I was bummed about that, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re hosting the event.
We didn’t plan any games or activities—I hoped that everyone would enjoy simply chatting and getting to know each other. And they did! It was fun to see everyone mingle and chitter chatter; even the teenagers seemed to enjoy themselves. (And that’s definitely saying something!)
The last guest left a little before 9, and as we closed the door, my first thought was how grateful I am that I get to interact with such amazing people! I hope our guests enjoyed it as much as we did!