March is nearly here, and it’s a month filled with parties – all three kids’ birthdays fall in the same week.
It got me thinking about the many parties we’ve hosted over the years. We love opening our home to friends, so there have been quite a few of them.
But one stands out in our memories. It’s the one we affectionately refer to as The Flop.
Now, when we host a party, we like to make sure we have more than enough food and drinks – better to have too much than to run out, right?
So when we had 38 people RSVP yes, we planned accordingly (and made sure we had enough for the extra stragglers who were sure to come as well).
The night arrived, and the phone started ringing, “I’m so sorry, but…”
Kids got sick.
There was car trouble.
Phone call after phone call from friends with legitimate reasons for not joining us came in. All in all, we had fewer than 10 people at a party where we expected a fairly large crowd.
The good news is that we enough apps left to cover dinners and lunches for a week, and beer and wine have a long shelf life. We’ve redeemed ourselves since then with successful parties, but The Flop goes down in history as our worst ever.
Have you ever hosted a Flop?
By the way, my 3 year old daughter took the closeup photo below, so I just had to include it! This is Day 6 of my 7 Days/7Ways remix (see Day 5 here, Day 4 here, Day 3 here, Day 2 here, Day 1 here).
blazer – The Vintage Gypsy, skirt and bag – JCrew, shoes – LEN