#reverb10 – day 9

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)

Oh parties. What are those again? Because we’ve now moved from the “that party was rockin!” phase of life into the “did you see that kid throwing rocks?” phase. So parties happen, but it’s usually between naptimes instead of extending your bedtime.

But… the social gathering that rocked my socks in 2010? I’m going to head away from the conventional “wedding” answer that was the biggest party of the year, and go with a smaller fete held in honor of a birthday. Our friend Webb had a gathering of his close friends for his birthday, many of whom flew in just for the day/night to celebrate! It was the perfect amount of people, with copious amounts of food (crabcakes and Korean BBQ!) and alcohol, as well as gigantic cupcakes and great conversation. . Mr. M helped out by firing up the BBQ in back and cooking up the short ribs, while I decided to fancy up the cheese plate and help with décor a few hours early.

It was a night filled with some racy stories, hilarious Adam Sandler movie moments and the chance to meet some new friends. I heard the phrase, “I want some mommy milk!” for the first time. I learned that LV luggage sucks and that Paris Hilton returned most of her order this summer after she used it in South Africa. And I swapped silly stories about Lady Gaga and old basketball/athlete groupies in college

Do you know what I remember vividly? Getting dressed up. Like, actually prepping and full make-up-ing and up-do-ing myself for the occasion. Wearing my Tommy Bahama silk skirt with my blue velvet Kate Spade flats and my J Crew cotton cardigan. Casual fun, but dressed up. It was nice, because normal dress up only happens for a nice dinner out or a special occasion, and usually not a trip to a friend’s house.

It was really the perfect grown-up party all-around.


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