Despite the smudges on the walls, the grease in the oven, and the cheap carpeting, I am happy to be living in an apartment that feels like home. I have 2 awesome roommates who are polite, generous, and fun to live with. The 3 of us hosted a house warming party to celebrate the new place. We celebrated with our friends, and beer, and music, and a giant crossword puzzle in the shape of America. This was one of the easiest and most comfortable parties I've hosted. The atmosphere was friendly and happy.
At the party I offered 11 x 17 paper and assorted drawing supplies for our guests to design us one-of-a-kind place mats. Our friends had fun drawing together and thinking up some creative ideas. It was a fun party activity, and we ended up with some special, humorous, and personal house-warming gifts. Each paper will be laminated so that we can use them as place mats when we eat!