My kids (and husband) have caught soccer fever thanks to the World Cup. It is quite funny to see how excited they are about the USA's upcoming game. My husband and I thought it would be fun to invite a few friends over and have a little party to cheer on the USA during their match against Portugal. The kids were quite excited and counted down the hours until the party all day.
We had a low-key, family friendly gathering. We didn't make a fuss about having a pristine house (picked up, but certainly not scoured!) and made sure our gathering was simple and not stressful. I think it is so important to show our children it's okay to welcome others into our home without planning for it weeks in advance or making a big deal about preparing for guests. Our goal is to welcome others, provide a meal, and enjoy the company...and that's just what we did.