Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Imagine that you've been to ten baby showers and bridal showers in the space of three months. And they have all been perfectly wonderful but...you're kinda over it. The polite, seated, small-talking, "how lovely"-ness of it all. And then, cheerfully blinking in your inbox, you see it. "XYZ has sent you an E-vite." You consider not opening it. You consider begging off due to "finger food allergies recently acquired." You have nightmares about tulle-wrapped banquet tables and babies breath (the flowers, not the real breath...cuz everyone loves that stuff!) You pray for Polio to make a comeback in your neighborhood (sorry, I'll be in the Iron Lung that day...), or for the brakes in your car to fail buying you months of peace in a full-body cast.
But wait. What's this? It's not a regular old baby shower after all. It's something quite fantastic! It's...
And that's where my ideas run out. I'm throwing my sister-in-law's babyshower--the last in a wallet-emptying, mind-numbingly long shower season. And I want people to look forward to coming.
So my question is, in such circumstances what kind of party would you STILL look forward to coming to?
These are some ideas off the top of my head:
80's Mothers (with costumes drawing inspiration from our mothers' 1980s Olan Mills family portraits...perms, giant sweaters)
Jazz Brunch (big hats, beignets, hip flasks)
Butler Husbands (we make all the men show up and do whatever we tell them...which is clearly a joke and never going to happen but still fun to think about...)
Give me some of YOUR suggestions...
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