Posted by Rebecca
Growing up, my parents were very social. We would throw a dinner party at our house every Saturday night. Usually just a small one, in the winter inside, in the summer outside. I loved it. I was an only child until I was 15, so I loved the house being filled with friends and family.
Things haven’t changed. I love a house full of people. I love socializing and throwing parties. And this weekend was no exception. Tanille and I threw an anniversary party for our friend, Kara and her husband, Ryan. 10 years – certainly reason to celebrate.
I threw caution to the wind and planned the shin-dig to take place mostly outside. And for the most part, the weather cooperated. We had a little rain in the afternoon and a little in the evening. And then it cleared up and was a beautiful night.
It’s amazing how many friends you can cram into a small space. This party was a little roomier with the outside available. We had 27 guests in total throughout the evening. But had it kept on raining, I knew that we could make it work inside, because on a freezing March evening this year, I had an indoor beach party with 25 guests. And it worked. If you are willing to get creative with a 450 square foot space, you can make it happen.
That was a big necessity for me when picking out a trailer to renovate – it had to have potential to open up the space and squeeze in a lot of friends.
There’s a saying that goes like this: A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make it a home. Well, my trailer is made of aluminium and wood, but family and friends are what make it real good…. (I’m, um, still working on my saying…. But you get the idea :))
Kara and I.
Tanille and I.
It’s always a good idea to end the night with a fire.