I’m not terribly fond of all those “home parties” that have become so popular as of late. You know what I’m talking about…Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware…that sort of party. Bleh. Now, I do have to admit I’ve hosted a few Pampered Chef parties myself – and invited hordes of guests that I knew would spend the big bucks so I, as the hostess, could get a bunch of free stuff. Ca-ching!! Yeah, I’m sly like that.
Anyway, as I was saying, I really, really dislike attending these parties. The main reason – I’m a talker (big surprise there, huh?) and I always get reprimanded for interrupting the consultant. Tonight’s little “home party” was no different. It involved food, wine, chocolatinis, more food, some good friends, more wine (almost an entire bottle by myself, actually) and lots of laughs. A bit too much laughing, apparently, because I was the receiver of many ‘evil eyes’ as the presentation droned on.
At one point I couldn’t sit still any longer…about 10 minutes into it. You see, I just cannot sit still long enough to listen to the spiel of the consultant. All I hear is “Blah, blah, blah, collection, blah, blah, blah, order, blah, blah, blah, shipping. And being my snarky self, I cannot help but bombard whomever is sitting next to me with lots and lots o’ commentary and sarcasm…which usually results in fits of laughter and disapproving stares. Yeah. Whatever.
So, tonight as I excused myself from the throes of the presentation and went to the kitchen to pour myself another glass of wine I started chatting it up with a few of the girls. We completely forgot where we were, started talking loudly (even louder than the consultant, oops) and then started laughing our asses off which caused the ENTIRE group of women to pause, turn toward us and give us all the evil ‘shush’ look. Oh, and did I mention that my Mother was there? Ha. She looked directly at me and gave me the wicked “Mom look”…which made us burst out laughing even louder. The girls and I ended up going to the other end of the house to finish our giggling and conversation. God, I love a good girl gaggle. But I sure dislike a hush-be-quite home party.