Anyhoodle, Chris decided the other week that he wanted a casual pool & BBQ party with some friends, so we pulled together a few couples for a relaxing and outdoorsy afternoon over the weekend.
The lovely thing about having casual parties like this is that there’s very little fuss – only a bit of preparation in booking the area, and buying BBQ food as well as organising cutlery. Friends then bring a simple dish or some drinks, and since it’s all held outdoors there’s little cleaning up to do. Yes, I do like (and miss!) the lovely dinner parties we used to hold.. where I could cook properly in the kitchen and host friends. But, it’s not so feasible these days because we don’t have much energy or time to be in the kitchen preparing/cooking/cleaning, especially when we have a toddler.
The kids and adults splashed around in the pool, and I thoroughly enjoyed it because now that I’m 3rd trimester pregnant, a dip in the pool is pretty much the only thing that keeps me cool these days. Hunter, our lil water baby, had a lovely time splashing around, and I think he liked having his lil girl friends there with him too 🙂
Photos below are taken with Merrill’s camera by the way, which has the magical ability of making all of us appear really good-looking. Hurray!
The other good thing about having a BBQ party is that…. the girls don’t have to cook! The boys naturally take over and will get the fire going, then BBQ up the food. And it means we can sit around and chat.. in between looking after the kids 😉
And, I love BBQ food. This time, we decided to go half-Singaporean and get chicken satay sticks as well as chicken wings. And we’re converted. Next time, we’ll definitely do half-Aussie (sausages and steaks) and half-Singaporean (satay and chicken wings) again. Why hadn’t we thought of this before?!?!