| Josh McConaughy
The festivities started around 7 p.m. as the first guests arrived, and by 8:30 p.m., the party was in full swing with guests rockin’ around the Christmas tree and sharing holiday cheer. The house filled up quickly, and my homemade Italian meatballs and whiskey kielbasa were the first things to disappear from the spread of food on the dining room table; so if you got there late, you’ll have to wait until next year to taste them. Luckily, the booze didn’t run out, so the party continued on and everyone had a great time.
The holiday season has now wound to a close and the new year is upon us. Every year that I host my party and attend holiday parties of friends, I am reminded of how incredibly lucky I am and we all are to be a part of a thriving LGBTQ community in an amazing city like Columbus. It is now a time of fresh starts and new beginnings for everyone, but don’t forget to carry that Christmas spirit along with you for a little while. Forgive your ex who broke your heart, forget about the stupid fight you had with a friend, treat people the way you would like to be treated and make 2014 the best year of your life.
Photos | Allyson Fridley