As an adult, I still strive for that perfect party. I seem to forget that I have four-year old twins that have other, messy ideas.
Our family had decided to celebrate August and September birthdays at my parent’s lake house over Labor Day weekend. My niece, Molly was flying in from Texas and was bringing her boyfriend, Chris to the lake. While we had met Chris briefly before, this was going to be two action packed days with our family and I wanted the party to be perfect! We adore Molly and wanted to make a good impression with Chris since we can be a bit overwhelming!
My mom planned amazing summer menus and we had a zillion texts about who was bringing what, when people were arriving, and who was staying over at the lake. It was going to be perfect and here are three messy things that made it so.
As I look back, by letting go of what I had envisioned and worrying less, we created the perfect messy party.