Earlier posts gave you some details, such as the invitation, menu, favor, etc. But the party is the guests. Each year I include a new guest to the mix of old friends. Being the winter some have gone south; some are ill and so we are able to squeeze the rest into my little nest. 2013 welcomed Jean, a sharp dressed as well as sharp tongued gal. Her rapier wit broke us up a few times. The surprise guest, however, was my sister who has been to my home just 3 times in 12 years. (That's because she graciously hosts me for all holidays in her home). After my jaw dropped and my tongue tied, I was delighted to meld her into the group.
In the past we've tried a few 'getting to know you' activities, such as two truths and a lie. This year guests drew slips of paper on which phrases like, "my worst fault is ____", "I'm happy when I ____" and had to fill in the blanks. Some were more revealing than others. (Dancing with the stars seems to have inspired more than one.) The camaraderie and support of my female friends has me looking forward to WWW 2014.