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There seems to be a lot of partying going on lately. Granted, they’re all on TV, but I was laid up all day yesterday with a pinched nerve in my right wrist. I’m right handed, so you can see my dilemma. However, it allowed me to get caught up on some of my shows. Today the Daily Post is asking us to plan our own parties, and I can’t help comparing my ideas to those I just witnessed.
Now, when it comes to planning parties, the Belles of Bluebell, Alabama own the market for southern expectations, but amidst their brilliant flower arrangements, place settings and delicious menus, there always seems to be a musical number with costumes involved and I just don’t think I could ever keep a straight face breaking out into song and dance amongst my family and friends.
Starling City is constantly the venue to some kind of major party, typically political or in some way beneficial for the city, though the hosts or hostesses have less than benevolent motives. I don’t think my circle of loved ones would care for the drama of that one party-crasher that never fails to show up – usually with the ability to crush a man’s skull with their bare hands or something equally dangerous. I’d certainly hate to be running for Mayor and lose by a sword rather than votes.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t want to end up being the main event at my own party by dying from poison like King Joffrey Baratheon, either. Not exactly the ideal way to keep your soiree the talk of the town for weeks to come. I just have to say here, though, that it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!
So, being surrounded by all of these examples of what I wouldn’t want, I suppose I’d have to say that no one actually plans a party for themselves. Parties are designed around your guests, not yourself and I’m fortunate enough to have the kind of friends and family that are just as happy with potluck BBQ’s on paper plates, as they are with themed events that require a little more planning. Dance floors are always welcome, musicals – not so much. And as long as the politics and poison stay at bay, everyone has fun!