Last year was the first year we did a combined kids and adults party. It was great and people had a lot of fun, but we definitely got a different crowd, atmosphere, and the majority of guests left around by 10:30-11.
This year, my husband and I are torn between what to do. We want an adult only party, but we are wondering if there might be some way to split the house and have two separate parties going on - all adult on one end, kids on the other.
So, I guess my questions are: How do other folks handle "mixed" parties? Is there an age that it works better for? (e.g. teenagers have no problem not mixing with the adults, but younger kids constantly wander over?) What sort of things to keep in mind when trying this? What works and doesn't work?
Any thoughts, guidance, and insight is appreciated!