We tend to have two big parties every year. The first party is my birthday, obviously a tradition that I have held for many decades. The other big party is the annual graham cracker shack party which originated with Mrs.Chaos. This year we were a little worried because we invited more than fifty people and we were sure we had enough space for everyone to work! A total of twenty-three people showed up throughout the evening and it was fantastic.
Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life's true delights.- Iroh (Avatar)
It was also the most diverse group of friends we've gathered that included my usual suspects, people from swing dancing and people from the book club we joined half way through the year (did I mention we're in a book club now?).
Some year we should start presenting awards for things like: most professional looking, most creative, most geeky, etc. Not this year. A few standouts:
1) The Farm. Obviously planned, Meghan brought colored frosting for the red barn and frosted mini-wheats to make hay barrels.
|Graham Cracker Shack - The Farm|
|Graham Cracker Shack - Tower of Babel|
|Graham Cracker Prius|
|Graham Cracker Snowspeeder|
Something I found amazing was at the end of the night, my gang of usual suspects had gone home to bed. These are the people I expect to stick around until 1am or 2am discussing the finer points of playing Ticket to Ride or Dominion. Instead they turned into pumpkins, and the newer groups of dancers and readers stuck around for the final picture. And.... video fly through.