I love to throw parties. My hubby and I have entertain constantly throughout the year, culminating in a HUGE Halloween party with upwards of 50 people. Everyone tells us what a wonderful time was had, and please invite them again.
We never get invited anywhere. Now I am not expecting a grand time, however, it would be nice to be invited for cocktails once in a while. My kids are teens and so don't need a babysitter and the girls have been known to act as babysitter for friends with younger kids. So that is no excuse. We always bring a thoughtful hostess gift, flowers or candles.
Every get together we host I wear a little handmade apron. I buy them from Etsy or antique stores. I receive many compliments on them, so I purchased an extra to give as a hostess gift to whoever had us up over the Christmas break. No one did, so I gave it as a thank you to my daughter's friend for showing Kate how to work the sewing machine.
Please don't say "Oh, we are so busy!" So am I! I homeschool the two younger kids and have volunteer work and, of course, am the constant chauffeur to each of the kids activities. Along with that, I seem to be the only mom who cooks, so the kids friends are always over, making cookies or whatever.
So this year, when I announced it was the last Halloween party, everyone comes to me and tells me "Oh, no! Just have everyone bring food!" as if that mattered to me. I like preparing the food. I just want to be invited back! Really, now, is that so difficult. Geez, I'll take hot dogs, I am not fussy! Hubby said, "Lets see how many times we get invited out and then we will decide whether or not to host the big party!"
So far, no invites.
Sorry to sound like a meanie, but I really needed to get this off my chest. It has been bothering me for a while.