When we started this blog a little over a year ago, we made the purposeful decision to avoid posts pertaining directly to House Party events – announcements of new parties, host-selection notices, and the like. There are lots of other ways to keep up with that information (Facebook; Twitter; email), so we wanted this to be a breath of fresh air, a space where you could get to know us, and we you, on a more personal level. So, over these past few months, we’ve shared some of our favorite recipes, our Oscar predictions, and even our stories of true love, while you’ve been generous enough to tell us about your chocolate obsessions and your awkward Valentine’s Day memories.Read full post
Growing up in Canada, “Black Friday” meant nothing to me (well, our Thanksgiving is also in October, so that may have something to do with it…). That doesn’t mean I didn’t have the ridiculous experience of Black Friday-esque sales, early mornings and crowds at the mall, though. For us Canadians, this scary-but-fun morning happens on December 26th: Boxing Day.Read full post
The trees are up, lights are strung and wreaths are long since hung. Today is Christmas Day and all the preparation is done. The time to simply enjoy each other’s company is finally at hand. House Party made time a little over a week ago to do exactly this — catch-up, exchange gifts and reminisce about another year’s hard work. As you can see there was plenty of enjoyment to go around!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and deep wishes of peace to you and yours from the entire House Party team. (Holiday) party on!Read full post
Chocolate. Nectar of the gods. Silkener of tongues. Mellower of moods. Chocolate is so darn good you could just about cover anything in it and it would taste amazing. In fact, yesterday just happened to put that theory to the test- it was National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! For real. Though we don’t typically post on weekends, we definitely thought this was worth celebrating – even if it’s the day after. (Speaking of which, shouldn’t this be more like a week-long festival anyway??) Although no one really knows the origin of this fantastically conceived holiday, we asked our community on Facebook to tell us, “If you could cover anything in chocolate, what would it be?” We present a mere sampling of the delectable and sometimes frightening responses:Read full post