Some of you may be going to New Year’s eve parties tomorrow night. Some of you might be hosting a party of your own. I am doing neither but I am thinking about giving a party in the next month or two - a KidLit social sort of thing to just get together and talk and eat and drink with others who love children’s books.
That got me thinking about this great tip I read over at Shrinking Violets the other day. One of them posted about attending a party filled with lots of people and lots of noise – the sort of thing that can be overwhelming for some people (like me.) But the hostess had a great idea and set aside a room as the introverts room with some quiet music and snacks in a room away from the bulk of the crowd. Now my house is a pretty open floor plan so the best I could offer would be to close the french doors to my office and set the office up as a quiet spot, but I thought it was a really good idea.
What are some of your favorite party tips, especially if you have given one for KidLit folks? Do you set a theme? Play games? A book exchange?Just put out food and drink and hope for the best?