Usually, it's a mixture of adult beverages and lively conversation. Most of the time we go out to dinner, watch a movie and go our separate ways when the dinner is over.
Dinner in? Sure - at least during the Holidays. But any other day of the year, it just seems to happen without any formal planning.
Well, that wasn't the case when my hubbys sister was in town. He wanted to plan something, but not plan something. Does that make any sense?
I guess, in a way, he was hoping that our plans were not an overdone dinner party with stuffy plans that required a fancy menu or invites.
"What do you want to do?" I asked him when we first found out his sister would be flying in from North Carolina.
"Pizza and a movie," he told me. With the caveat that we don't go out to see a movie.
Awesome Spider-man party supplies!Then I had the fantastic idea of watching The Amazing Spider-man on Vudu (since we had an early digital copy of the film), theming our dinner by buying Marketside pizza, a few appetizers, dessert, and adding a few fun surprise!
After appetizers, we had pizza in a Spider-man themed dinner table with a few adult touches:
Check-out the color-coordinated placemats and prize-filled "poppers"
We stopped by Walmart because they had an extensive selection of Spider-man party supplies and our new favorite fridge-to-oven pizza: Marketside.
My SIL showing off one of her "popper" prizes
My MIL and hubby watching Spider-Man
I selected only a few Spider-man themed items, and selected mostly red, white or blue decor to stay away from creating an "child-like" environment, instead of the fun look I was going for.
My MIL & SIL playing with the "poppers"To say that my SIL, MIL, and neighbors were impressed at our creativity doesn't truly describe how pleasantly surprised they were to walk into our home to their very own mini party & movie!
Even dessert was color-coordinated!
Red velvet cookies with cream-cheese frosting
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