Saturday night was a beautiful evening for the Tinkler’s barn party in Woodstock, Illinois—and what a party it was!
Appearing seamless to the casual observer, there’s lots of pre-planning, elbow grease, and behind-the-scenes work that goes into this annual event. I don’t know their full recipe for success, but some of the ingredients include:
Start with a fun loving host family
Mix in their century-old barn
Whisk in a hearty portion of guests—adults and children alike
Liberally add tables laden with delicious food
Sprinkle with tents for people who’ve travelled far
Add a generous dollop of cheerful flowers
Gently fold in good friends
Baste with plenty of arm-waving, booty-shaking, get-down music
Shake, don’t stir.
If you follow this recipe, you’re sure to have one heckofa good time!
What was the last party you went to?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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