Sunday, March 29, 2015

Memory Lane

I hosted the most recent get-together for my ladies group on Saturday.  The hostess is responsible for coming up with the idea for the get-together and then implementing it.  Sometimes we do really simple things and sometimes we get elaborate.  I was looking for simple for March.

I didn't go to the February get-together because it was the first day of my kids being sick for the next, oh, 4 weeks so I hadn't seen all of my ladies since January.

The idea I came up with was to have a Memory Lane day.  This is the description I wrote for the invite:

Bring a photo album or a pile of pictures from your past to share with everyone. It might be a trip you took, your wedding pictures, the time you went to camp in Junior High or just random pictures from your youth. The only rule is it has to be something that happened more than 10 years ago. So nothing after 2005! We'll all have a chance to share our pictures and then, if people have time, we'll have some snacks and watch a nostalgic movie. If I can find it, I was thinking about the movie Now and Then.

The original start time was supposed to be 2:00.  Then I was invited to go to a conference in the morning, so I changed it to 3:00.  Then the conference was cancelled but I had already gone through all the hassle of changing the time so I kept it at 3:00.  It just meant that we didn't have extra time to watch a movie. 

I did offer lots snacks though.  

Including a vegetable and bacon sampler.

Brenda took this picture.  I was not wearing a choker, or any type of necklace for that matter, so I don't know what the weird shadow on my neck is all about.

After snacks and wine, it was time for the memories.

Shireen and Joni weren't able to make it and Cynthia was a very last minute addition (she lives in California now) but we still had an awesome time.  Lots of memories and lots of laughs.


Jeannette said...

Did people dip the bacon in guac or just eat it straight up? I ask because I'm having a hard time imagining the bacon dipping in without bending (if floppy bacon) or breaking (if crispy bacon).

Fun idea for a get together theme!

Sherry said...

I love the memory lane theme. Right up both of our alleys, right? I have my lovely scrapbook documenting my early life ready for the next get together! ;-)