I have one week until I'm defending my thesis. (I took today off, I'll be working tonight.) After the thesis is done, (and I've recovered) I want to celebrate with my friends (because I never host anything.)
One idea I'm kicking around is having a party (for grown up friends) at one of those paint your own pottery places. (We did this once on a lark and it was fun for the grown ups in the evening.) I was considering hosting and paying everyone's paint and kiln fees, but having them pay for their own pottery pieces. (In case they want a table or something).
Is that rude of me to expect that? (And I'd mention that in the invite.)
The place used to allow some food in the evening sessions, so I'd probably bring soda and cups and such, maybe a veggie tray. (Anything more would get in the way.)
Any other suggestions welcome. My apartment is too small to host anything, and I don't have a new job lined up yet so anything I do will be small.