So a dear friend told me I should blog about this little party I had. I shrugged my shoulders and acted all “why would I do that?” Truth is it was a good idea; it just seemed weird to me to write it. It feels a bit like shining a light on me. But I must confess after reading her very nice blog post about it, it really is a good idea and I need to do it.
‘Cus maybe you’ll get to thinking … thinking how you can have a little fun, enjoy friends and food, and make a difference in someone’s life all at the same time and without ever leaving your own kitchen (well… except for supplies).
The Idea(This is part of 3 posts. Click here for the second post and here for the third.)
Born out of boredom, echoes of depression due to health problems as a result of pregnancy, labor, and childbirth that seemed never ending, and out of figuring out how to transition from working to staying at home and while loving it (the home thing), still missing the other thing (working).
I needed a project. I needed a goal. I needed something to accomplish. I needed something to do. I needed something that got me out of myself. I needed something that got me out of the house or got people in my house. I needed some laughter. I needed some hope. I needed to make a difference.
And so Messy Jessy’s 1st Annual Sweet Treat Exchange was born.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas was my theme. I am thinking that each year I’ll have a different theme and will find ways to involve the guests more in this. Just not sure how yet.