> So, how did the party go today?? Fill us in, please!!
To sum the event up in one word...chaos.
We knew "about" where the hall for the party was, but the streets were
blocked off due to a Music and Motorcycle festival being held downtown, so
we couldn't find it. My husband forgot his cell phone, so we had to drive
back home to call Christal, the hostess, to find out how to get to the hall.
She told us it was a PINK building. Her boyfriend, Roger, got on the phone
and said he'd be standing in the alley waiting for us to show us how to get
there. We got back in the car, drove across town, saw Roger waving and he
pointed to the building.
PINK? It was an old, river rock structure, with white plaster in between
the rocks. I don't know where Christal got "pink" from.
We were told there was going to be a full kitchen in the hall where we could
warm up the meat and the beans and there wasn't. We had to make another
trip back home and attempt to quickly heat the food up in our kitchen.
All-in-all, I'd say only about 10 kids showed up, just a couple of guests
ate. The boys flirted with the girls, the girls flirted with the boys
(these are 18 year olds, by the way), boys and girls pounded gibberish notes
on the piano while rap music blared from the stereo.
It was a waste of money, time and engergy, in my opinion. (And the birthday
girl never said, "Thank you" to us, which, I guess is typical.)
On a good note, the hosts of the party will have food in their 'fridge for a
while. Their 'fridge is ALWAYS empty (and when I say empty, I mean not even
a condiment), so the Amanda and Brittney (the daughters) ride their bikes to
7-11 for dinner every night.
The parents are already talking about a graduation party for their daughter,
now. I don't get it. There are going to be LOTS of graduation parties
going on. Do they really feel the need to host one themselves? Whatever,
we're not going to get involved. This was a fiasco. I know my husband
agrees with me. :~)