We did, of course, have plenty of fine and tasty beverages, which we shared and sampled throughout the night.
I have to admit, I've been very happy with the new arrangement of our living room--it lends itself much better to mingling and socializing without cutting off groups of people. And because we have the table out of the kitchen now (a smaller butcher block prep cart in its place), there's even room for the inevitable friends who always seem to congregate in the kitchen :) Obviously, they think that's "where it's at."
Finally, after much catching-up, conversation, and general good cheer, we settled down to play paper charades. Anyone interested in the rules? My sides hurt again from laughing so hard! What a great game for a fun group of friends :)
Enjoy the pictures, folks!