Gal living with us has a bday today, so my house is full of young women who danced around the living room playing with our dance veils, then stuffed themselves on veggie pizza and bday cake, followed by a parade of tea-pots to try all kinds of tea while watching silly youtube vids - now they are downstairs laughing and cheering at an old Clark Gable film. This is quite nice. I admit I rather wish I could manage to have such a pleasant party with friends of my own instead of hanging on to another person's group.
Been a long time since I did something like that with a group just for fun, if there's a party it's usually because I'm hosting someone else's event or covering an obligatory family holiday. Should consider how to remedy that. A shame it's so hard to schedule when everyone works or has kids to care for.