Published : 25/12/2008 17:45:15
Categories : Seasonal Parties
My family likes to party. For the past 4 years we have been getting together monthly to have a little get together. We have a reunion /party every 24 months and we have a big Christmas family party in December packed with gifts. We realise that the holidays are a time when some people are alone and don't want to be, they don't have the means for a good home cooked meal and do not have a special person to give a gift to or receive a gift from.
So to make everyone feel like they are somebody, in September or October, at our monthly family party/meeting, we pick names of family members to give gifts to. We call it the secret Santa pool. Everyone who chooses to be in the pool buys a gift for the person whose name they chose and for our December family meeting we actually have a party and no meeting. We meet at the regular time and day, we each bring a dish of food, help out with the party decor, exchange gifts and we party until everyone goes home.
This year we left the family party and went to another party and it was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Father Christmas even joined us! We had a soul train line, classy atmosphere, good food, enough party supplies and decorations to fill a truck and an excellent variety of music. I didn't make it home until 3am! It has been a long time since I have attended two parties in one night! It felt great seeing people that I hadn't seen in what seems like forever.