Friday, December 10, 2010

Party (Reverb, Day 9)

December 9 – Party
Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)


The best party of the year, or at least the best one to write about, was our Around the World Apartment Crawl this October. To celebrate the migration of my friend group to Uptown this year, we hosted an apartment crawl where each apartment represented a different country.

We started the night in Spain. We drank sangria, and otherwise tried to get ourselves inebriated enough to take down a piñata. (We also played Pin the Tail on the Donkey, if you're wondering about our level of commitment to being culturally appropriate.) The highlight of Spain? I broke the piñata. When I removed my blindfold, I was horrified to see that each of my friends half-heartedly picked up one piece of candy instead of dive-bombing the floor. I guess we’re all adults after all. Sort of.

Next we headed South (but really, one mile due North) to Mexico, for margaritas, Dos Equis/Corona, and homemade guacamole and salsa. This is where we really started to pick up steam. Tequila flowed liberally into each handmade marg. I'm a bit blurry on other people's actions, but I focused most of my attention here on a male friend who was wearing Crocs without shame.

Next was America. We celebrated our immersion into American culture by playing “Proud to be an American” on my phone during our two-block walk. There, we drank Strip-And-Go-Nakeds (Beer, Vodka, Lime-ade) out of a large Rubbermaid container, and the boys had a dance-off of sorts. (See the redhead's one-handed push-up in the collage below.)

The last stop on the list was my apartment. Roomie and I decorated for a Caribbean theme, complete with rum punch, some awful paper decorations that were much more suited for Hawaii, and the coup de gras - a crock pot of Jamaican Jerk Chicken. With the gut rot sinking in from sangria, margs, strip-n-gos and now punch, the sandwiches were a necessary addition. As a grand finale, roomie and I had our own short dance-off that included my tap dancing skills and her famed (for its awfulness) heel click.

I highly suggest trying out an apartment crawl if you need a bar-free night and live in close proximity to friends.

This post is also to take part in KC's New Media Challenge. I saw a post from a challenge participant, Mary, featuring a collage from and I loved it. Mine has a huge watermark because I refused to pay $25 to better represent what was probably one of the more irresponsible nights of my year.


Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud a few times when reading this. BRILLIANT idea!

Jamie said...

That sounds like so much fun!!! What a fantastic idea.