We usually throw a party, which is so much fun to put on. When we bought this house, DH turned the basement into a bar, or as his friends call it, The Man Room. Actually, all of the gals we know like it, too. So, people can hang out down there, with the louder crazy music, play pool/darts, sing karaoke (sp?), or go further back in the basement to our wine room and do tastes or make their own concoctions. Upstairs, I *love* to turn the sitting area into a lounge: large throw pillows & plants everywhere, mood lighting, play jazz, reggae, basically turn it into the groove room, lol. We've always had an "anything goes" dress code, as some guests show up in pajamas (they know they aren't driving home), and some like to pull out their best/funniest outfits. A couple of us girls like to find crazy vintage gowns, then go barefoot or in slippers. We're an odd group, we know.
This year, lots of new births and marriages, so the group has split a little. We'll still have a party, but it will be much smaller and most who are coming will want to hang out in The Man Room, lol.
Really...I just like any excuse to dress up and make fun appetizers!