I actually did this a couple of years ago when I hosted a holiday party for my “over age 60” neighbors. I called it the “kids party” and scheduled it one week before the “adult” open house that served wine and eggnog.
There was a sign at the door telling people to leave their worries outside and put on reindeer antlers (provided) before coming in. We sang Christmas carols, made easy holiday crafts and ate finger foods, including strawberry Santa hats and drank flavored bottled water. And as they used to say “a good time was had by all.” If I do it again I might serve hot cocoa with marshmallows and/or candy canes.
Most adults would really like to be able to act like kids once in awhile, they just need the opportunity and a little encouragement. So next time it’s your turn to entertain think about having a kids party for grownups.
Artists can get caught up in competition and the need for “success” as much as anyone. For me, art has to be fun. If it stops being fun my inspiration dries up. It can be a delicate balance.
When my work stops being fun I like to play a little by making children’s craft projects. The key to this is to just have fun and not get caught up in doing things perfectly. It can also be a great way to relax.
“When fun gets deep enough, it can heal the world.” —the Oaqui
When I decided to do a little tracking on this quote it led me to the world of Bernie De Koven and DeepFun and A Playful Path. Bernie has passed, but I’m so glad he brought his sense of fun and play to this world. So go visit the websites and have fun!