Friday, September 23, 2011

Always another party

Lucy squealed when I told her my idea for her baby shower – a fondue party – so I know that I am on the right track.

Thank goodness. Because, up until recently, we were on no track at all. Lucy’s husband Chet, however, has caved in and is no longer having cultural issues with the idea of having a shower. Lucy, thankfully, is mulling over dates with her mother. I, finally, have hope that we can pull this off.

Sort of.

Lucy really, really doesn’t want to open gifts.

My cousin Mara didn’t open presents at her baby shower – it didn’t seem like any huge deal. But that was a coed fancy-schmancy We’re Having a Baby cocktail party; the guests were all too busy guzzling Prosecco and stuffing our faces with the fig and goat cheese flatbreads to notice. (Or maybe that was just me.)

Chances are that my mom and Lucy’s mom will hate this idea. And all people over a certain age. And some people under a certain age. But it’s what Lucy wants. How do you make everyone happy? I’m not sure if we’ll go the display shower route – telling people to bring their presents unwrapped and setting them out for all to admire – or putting a note in the invitation indicating that she’s not going to open gifts. Maybe Lucy will just do us all a favor and cave. I don’t know. I’m not the socially awkward one who is weirded out by the act of opening gifts. (Lucy’s description – not mine.) I’ll let her decide. And I will take the hit and look like the classless, tacky girl throwing her shower if it means she gets what she wants.

We also have the Colleen thing. Missing in action since June, she’s been a huge donkey during her best friend’s pregnancy. Lucy seems less than sure that she even wants her there. In the end, she’ll get an invite. And, damn, you would think that Colleen would feel pretty low when she gets an invitation in the mail to a shower that she didn’t even know was being planned.

But, then again, that would require her to think of someone other than herself and that is clearly not happening these days.

And, most importantly, I need to make a baby themed music mix. We can’t just play Britney’s “Baby One More Time” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby” on repeat.

Well, maybe we could. And see who stays at the party the longest. Survivor: Baby Shower. That would be memorable, right?


Teagan B. Sawyer said...

A fondue party sounds like such a fun idea for a shower! However the Prosecco and fig and goat cheese flatbread sounds incredible too (as per usual with you parties). And I'm officially going to start using the donkey thing...I think that is hilarious. I'm still giggling about it.

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