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3 things I like at a party

Morning everyone!

What you like at a party obviously changes at different stages of life. When I was a child I enjoyed/dreaded parties and I suppose my one ambititon was not to be noticed. I remember one awful party where you had to pay forfeits - my forfeit was to sing Three Blind Mice. I knew the words, but I can't sing! I think in the end, blushing furiously, I chanted them in a singsong way. Actually the rest of the party was pretty good. I remember this huge house with two staircases and us all squeezing into cupboards playing sardines and a game where two children were blindfolded and had to try and feed each other jelly!

Now at a party, 3 things I might like are:

1. At least one kindred spirit to talk to.
2. Champagne
3. Fireworks

Over to you ....


Posted at 14th Dec 2007 - 08:25AM   Posted by Faith   3 things I like at a party Comments: 14

Cowgirl's Avatar 1. Not to not know anyone

2. Yummy finger food - and seafood & fish that is readily identifiable and therefore avoided

3. A lovely warm ambience

Posted by: Cowgirl on 14th Dec 2007 at 08:45AM

Milla's Avatar Oh I adore parties. Love 'em. What's not to like. Endless chatting with the excuse to go and see someone else when you - or they - get stuck. And a glass or 3, a snaffle at the grub and maybe a mistake of a dance at the end. Everyone pleased to see you (or acting that way). Gorgeous.

Posted by: Milla on 14th Dec 2007 at 11:20AM

Ivy's Avatar 1)Not being the hostess so don't have to worry if everyone is happy and has a drink.

2)Interesting people to talk to.

3) Music that is not tool loud to lead a conversation.

Posted by: Ivy on 14th Dec 2007 at 12:33PM

Pipany's Avatar Food (obviously)

Booze (even more obviously)

Someone I can talk to without feigning interest which makes my voice turn into my mother's telephone voice (bit like the Queen!)

Posted by: Pipany on 14th Dec 2007 at 12:34PM

I love bad taste parties.

I'm not good at thinking up costumes but OH leaps right in.

For daughter's 14th birthday he dressed up with his Kenyan shirt, revolting shorts, Australian hat with tampons dipped in red wine round the rim. The little girls were hysterical

Posted by: Miss penelope on 14th Dec 2007 at 01:03PM

Cait's Avatar I love Pipany's last comment, I know just what she means, I can be the sameVery Happy

I hate parties and I have to go to one tomorrow night. I don't like crowds or big groups of people, I prefer just a few.

Reasons I don't want to go:

Don't want to dress up, make myself look presentable.

Don't want to go out in the cold, that's the worst thing.

Don't want to miss final of X Factior (how berludy sad am I eh?).

Don't want to make small talk or polite conversation with people who are not kindred spirits.

Don't want to not be able to drink as I have to drive, yes I know I can get a taxi but it's a bind picking up car next day and expensive.

Don't want a hangover if I do drink.

Don't want M to get drunk.

Don't want to be bored and keep thinking of what I would rather be doing.

Some of the people there will probably irritate me (and M!).

Don't want to be jolly and persuade M that he will enjoy it.

Reasons I will go:

I love my friend dearly whose party it is. It's her birthday, she's just completed her OU degree and her and her partner's house is 'finished'. She is happy and I want to be there for her. It is kind of her to ask me. (Oh and it's Christmas. Oh God that should be in the reasons I don't like section. I hate enforced jollity).

There will be one or two work colleagues there who I love dearly.

I may end up having a good time, you never know.

Oh Faith I wish you'd never asked this..... Is there anyone else like me?

Posted by: Cait on 14th Dec 2007 at 01:16PM

Milla's Avatar We've got a big dinner party to go to tomorrow night which will be very jolly but will miss the X Factor final, too, so understand completely, Cait! Will record it, ban the babysitter from saying a word, and watch it hopelessly late on our return. Surely Rhydian is a shoo-in??

Posted by: Milla on 14th Dec 2007 at 02:05PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar When I was young it would have been all sex and drugs and rock and roll (with wild people and loud music and surprises round every corner). Now I am a total saddo and would go for:
1. somewhere comfy to sit (if not dancing).
2. noise level not too high (can't hear otherwise)
3. divine nibbles and endless fizz.

Sad, sad, sad. Aaaghh, can I get X Factor in Barcelona?!

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 14th Dec 2007 at 02:31PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar PS - Cait, I do feel like you a lot of the time......but usually manage to enjoy myself if I can haul myself out.... but no, you're not the only one!

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 14th Dec 2007 at 02:32PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I haven't been to a party* for AGES. So long I can't remember when, but it must be over a decade. How sad is that! So, really, I'm not at all fussy. A party would be nice. Any party. With people and food and booze and music and dancing. And me!
*Apart from children's birthday parties.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Dec 2007 at 03:45PM

Elizabethm's Avatar Ah Cait I am always just the same before parties and then always do a milla and have a great time and drink too much and am glad I went. hope you do too (possibly without the drink bit).

Posted by: Elizabethm on 14th Dec 2007 at 04:04PM

Faith's Avatar Oh Cait, I DO know what you mean. My eldest text me to say exactly 6 months to the day to her wedding.... and I thought oh no what will exhub1 say in his speech?

Posted by: Faith on 14th Dec 2007 at 04:12PM

Music some veggie food and friends old ones or new ones..
as i've got older i'm no longer shy and don't really care what people think i go out to have a good time, i usually pay for it the day after if not with a hangover then with a osteopaths bill!!Laughing

Posted by: Bodran on 14th Dec 2007 at 07:17PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Cait - yes I know exactly how you feel - but I do usually end up enjoying myself and you will too and the final of X-Factor will be repeated in ITV 2 if you have Sky - if not would you like me to record it for you.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 15th Dec 2007 at 10:22AM

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