punsch gathering part 1

We thought it would be a nice to thank our oh-so-motivated, strong crewmembers and all of our patient neighbours (we messed up a gardenparty of our neighbour Herbert when we removed the truss and the roof! do you remember: dust and noise everywhere! so sorry for that!) by throwing a little Punsch and Glühwein gathering.

Martin and I started early (2 weeks ago) to prepare our basement for the party. The room was basically a total mess. Stuff everywhere, dirt and dust everywhere and holes everywhere! So the first thing we did was to empty the room and clean everything. Then we put all the things back in, we thought we might need for a nice party.
Speaking of holes: I had the idea of making a large wallpaper-print (1 by 2,5 meters) to cover them up. It turned out as a true encouragement for good commuications during the party. The people (all related somehow to the treehouse) had immediately some nice things to talk about and stories to tell by looking at my wallpaper-drywall-installation.
We invited Peter – a chef friend of mine – to make the Glühwein and Punsch for us and it was delicious! Thank you Peter.
The boys prepared some swedish torch lights.
If you got some spare tree stumps at home its a perfect way to get rid of them and keep the boys busy preparing the torches. (and of course its also a great decoration for any outdoor party!)
Just cut a stump (not all the way through) so that you get 4 or more sections.
Put some thick wire around the sections (so it doesn’t fall apart while it burns)
put some firelighters in the middle and make a fire.
et voila!
and as you can see in Schorsch’s and Peter’s face… anything that includes fire and some chainsaw-DIY really is the boys-favorite-decoration!
more party photos to come.