December 9 – Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)
Actually, it wasn’t one party I went to this year, but two, but they happened on the same night. That counts right? I attended and was part of my best friend’s wedding, and then went straight after to a Halloween party.
Gosh, I hope she never finds this, but while my best friend’s wedding was beautiful, and it was fun, I think the couple missed out on making it memorable for themselves and everyone else by skipping and not planning some of the traditional elements of a reception. I think it was suited to them, but in an effort to make it “casual” and not stuffy, they didn’t plan a first dance or dances with the in-laws or cutting of the cake, and they actually never made it to the dance floor. I think because they didn’t plan those things and didn’t have a program, a lot of the guests never really got started partying because they were waiting for “things to happen.” The couple hitting the dance floor is cue for others to do so, and that would’ve forced the guests to come find the couple and dance with them instead of the couple barely being seen in the room as they were on the outskirts or in other rooms talking to guests. Also, I had to find them and tell them they needed to cut the cake because guests were starting to leave and nobody was touching the beautiful and delicious cupcakes. So the groom goes up to the mic and says, “I guess we’re supposed to cut the cake” as if I was wrong. I had assured him that yes, everyone was done eating, had had seconds and maybe even thirds and were sitting around chatting for a good hour at least. Anyways, I’m just venting now – it wasn’t my wedding. I’m so glad I helped and the day pretty much went off without a hitch, and I had had enough to drink by the end of the evening that I danced my booty off. I got to see some old friends and maybe made some new ones.
Then I dragged some folks from the wedding to my other closest set of friends legendary Halloween party. I joined probably the fourth wave of folks to arrive, and the party for me really commenced thusly. I usually think about my Halloween costume for months and even save up costume ideas to do in following years. Because I was so busy helping with the wedding and so low on cash, I knew I couldn’t pull off either of my costume ideas. This year I spent the least on my costume I ever had and put it together from stuff I had around my house. I bought one item at a store that day that was less than two dollars, and it ended up being one of my most successful costumes.
Being as I was not the most sober, I couldn’t tell you much what happened at the party except there was a very tipsy Peter Pan, and I could run my filthy mouth off as much as I wanted. Besides that there were other girls there as filthy as me, and there was a lot of butt revealed – the dropping of pants, unnecessarily. It wasn’t even so much what happened, but the company. Oh there was a perfect Russian hooker and an Aztec goddess. But this is about how parties usually happen at this house, and maybe part of what makes the party legendary is that I don’t remember much of specifically what happened, but I do remember I had a really good time. It’s a good party night when you go to your best friend’s wedding and your other best friend’s annual best party of the year.