As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year"- Susan Cooper
We've been wanting to host an annual holiday party for some time, but couldn't quite sort out the deets. We have friends of different cultures, religions, some do not celebrate Xmas. We wanted a party that would feel welcoming to all so we decided to celebrate the winter solstice. We figure the shortest day of the year is worth celebrating because afterwards the days just keep getting lighter (longer).
Satch suggested that we invite "everyone" and so we did. And "everyone" responded with a yes! This will ensure some creative seating arrangements as we only had 4 dining room chairs to start and two of them are broken. Still, there is the staircase and the floor and we may have to get some advice from Shelley.
I'm making a crock of vegetarian chili and some mini cornbread muffins. Satch asked for acorn shaped brownies for dessert and popcorn snowballs. There will be birdseed ornaments for the wees to hang on the trees outside. And under the tree are 9 marker/pencil rolls that I sewed for all the liliputians.
Have a good weekend, everyone! See you Monday.