Monday, October 6, 2008
Monday Madness - Formal Parties
We've all attended a formal party at sometime or another...I used to be a HUGE fan of them, seriously, the getting all dressed up, the hair, makeup, nails and the SHOES! This past weekend the hub and I attended the Navy Ball which is listed as a semi-formal affair. No it is not a black tie event, some of the men wore suits and most of the women wore evening gowns or nice cocktail dresses. We had a wonderful time, yet there are a few things about the evening that caught my eye...
1. Semi-formal - obviously this is left open to interpretation, but there is ALWAYS one woman there who is dressed out of place. I don't mean in the usual, over dressed kind of way, but more of the 'cheap' slightly shorter than the rest, too tight kind of way.
This one was 'booty' short, lime green cut down to there...cute dress, just for the wrong occasion.
2. Music - it never fails the music that gets the biggest crowd going is a line dance.
Picture the scene in 13 going on 30 where Jennifer Garner decided to liven up the dreadful party with Thriller...everyone comes out to dance...yep, that was it. A bunch of old white guys and their very young wives doing group dances like that. Quite comical.
3. Food - Formal events are typically a more expensive luxury in life. Why is it then that the food portions are always so small?
I'm not saying that is wasn't good (I've had both, good and bad food) it's just that I spend good money to attend and most often stop for fast food on the way home because I am still hungry.
What do you find most interesting when attending formal events?