I am not a big fan of sit-down dinners. I am not a big fan of serious, over-glammed adult parties in which thousands of dollars are spent for chair covers and flowers. I am a huge fan of kids parties...but simple ones...preferably self-decorated, self-catered, stylish and beautiful but on the simpler end of the aesthetic scale. Parties in Turkey-especially bridal showers, henna nights (like a hen night without the alcohol!?!), adult birthdays, and most weddings-are often really over the top. I propose we tone it down a little and bring back simple fun to these parties...without girls clad in disgusting alcohol+food colouring infused shot dispensing apparatus (it appears that the plural of apparatus is not apparati btw). Just good old food, drinks, a game or two and lots and lots of simple but splendid styling.
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Wouldn't it be great to have simple and stylish house parties or garden parties again? I want bar carts and taco & tequila nights and adult party decorations to come back in style...but without the cheesy aesthetic of the 70's or 80's. Just simple gatherings where care and creativity are displayed and adults feel a little less adult-like. I also think that someone should start developing pinatas for adults...say maybe in the form of their spouses or bosses or maybe other public figures they dislike. These might really catch on, non?
Have you been to a simple and splendid adult party recently? Oh and when I say "adult", I don't mean "adult" as in "adult" films...just to clarify. Let me know what you think...
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