Then one year, we reconstructed a to-scale working model of the Family Feud set, and surveyed 100 people on several rounds of questions for an authentic playing experience:
(Okay, I stole this image from NY Mag, but it looked almost exactly like this, we were just too busy getting drunk and playing wiffle ball to take pictures.)
It is impossible to think of Rebecca without thinking of her fabulous curly brown hair, which has become somewhat of a trademark for her. She has enviably perfect curls, yes, but at some point in party planning this evolved into "When Rebecca shows up for a healthy dinner party, we should all casually be wearing wigs that look like her hair." And so an order for ten "Synthetic Adult Seductress" wigs was placed. (How that didn't set off a fraud alert probably speaks a bit to the spending habits of the purchaser...)
We all dressed as different iterations of Rebecca (Black Tie Rebecca, Grad School Rebecca, Hungover Sunday Rebecca, Yoga Class Rebecca, etc etc) so that when she walked in, it was a total mindfuck of Rebecca Making Dinner, Rebecca Setting the Table, Rebecca Casually Lounging on the Couch Talking to Rebecca. No, it doesn't make any sense, but it was very fun, and that's all that matters.
For the table setting, I just got a cut of 4 yards of 90" wide muslin from Joann and rolled a $1 roll of Target wrapping paper down the middle for a bright but disposable runner. For dinner, Lake House Rebecca made a feast of fish tacos, steak tacos, a million slaws and toppings, guacamole, salsa. Chambray Rebecca made some margaritas and Black Tie Rebecca (me!)
made bought a Bang Bang Pie for dessert.
All the Rebecca's casually interacting with each other slayed me.
And all of the wigs, pre-party, scared the shit out of me.
Anyways, that's all, I just love birthdays and wanted to share a few of the weird ways we celebrate them around here.
PS: Thank you all for your kind words on the last post! I think Kim nailed it when she said it's "an exciting time to be your best self". I know all that change might sound overwhelming or stressful, but it was change that was ready to happen so it mostly just feels exciting. Haha it kept me away from blogging for a while, but not for mental health reasons as much as like, oh fuck life is happening really quickly lemme do that for a minute. And its awesome.