Have you heard of this new "Friends-giving" craze? It usually is held on Thanksgiving - from my understanding, people who are away from their families invite friends in the same boat over to enjoy the traditional feast together.
Well, G2 got it into her head that SHE and her friends wanted to try this as well. She had slept over a friend's house Saturday and called me bright and early Sunday morning - because she couldn't possibly wait the few hours to ask me when she got home! LOL Could they please have their little feast here at our house? This coming Thursday? Honestly how could I say no?
G2 has a very close knit set of friends - there are six of them in the core group. I really like almost all of them...One is too "drama queen" for me but I would never exclude her from anything G2 planned of course! In the grand scheme of things, I cannot complain about her friends. That makes Papa and I incredibly happy, actually.
So "Friends-giving" at our house it is! I am providing the house, dining room, and all dishware for said feast. G2 will "decorate" the dining room with her friends before dinner. Each friend will bring some sort of pot luck style dish (which I will be helping G2 coordinate so we don't get five desserts or salads!). They want to eat dinner "all fancy like" in the dining room and then spend the rest of their time together watching Christmas movies with a fire in our family room.
How could I say no? Of course the rest of my family is "allowed" to share in the feast although we will be demoted to a "kids table" in another room while the friends eat! LOL It really won't be THAT more expensive than if I was cooking regular dinner for my own family so....
OKAY! OKAY! I admit it! I am a softie that has a hard time saying NO! Haha!
Honestly, though, it's going to be adorable and a great memory they will have always.
I can make this happen right now so I will.