Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sweet 16 Party


The picture is of the cups I got for The Girl's sweet 16 party next weekend. They have two little glass vials inside that you break kind of like the glow sticks (but a lot more difficult) then the cups glow for about 10 hours. I got them in several colors. Is that just too gawddamn cool, or what? The snack table will have a white tablecloth accented with a piece of fluorescent fun fur and little color-changing stars, and the food will be served on vintage vaseline glass and manganese glass serving pieces, which glow under a blacklight. I'll also be grilling burgers and there will be a huge-ass chocolate cake. The Girl doesn't want a cheese tray, but a Chee-To tray. She's not sure if she wants a punch with dry ice in it for effect or to keep it simple with just soft drinks. DrPepper turns a sickly green under a blacklight but it will be fun to see which foods are blacklight reactive...

Suz and her hubby will be in charge of running the garage, which will be converted to a disco. It will be decked out with a strobe light, tropical-scented fog machine, bubble machine and disco ball and there will be white helium balloons with little colored blinking LED lights in them. They are bringing his ginormous stereo and all their music and they can use my Powerpoint projector if they want to show videos or do karaoke.

The kids can play pool in the gameroom, poker or board games in the sunroom, Guitar Hero II and III on the big screen in the living room. Outside, they can play glow-in-the-dark football, basketball and/or frisbee. The popcorn machine will be set up somewhere out of the way of the pool table, either the patio or the sunroom, and there will be a fire in the fire pit so they can toast marshmallows. The Man will also have a bunch of hay bales on a trailer hooked up to his big white farm truck for the hayride.

With all the festivities planned, a slight problem occurred to me this morning. The Girl's high school football team is going to the playoffs, those games are usually held on Saturday nights, and she has invited the entire band. What do do?

9 comments:

Jessucka said...

Wow. Sounds veeeeery fun. It's simple - they are just gonna have to reschedule the damn game. The girl only turns 16 once!

Loving Annie said...

Dr. Shedevil,
Sounds like an outstanding 16th birthday party. Incredibly cool decorations, things to do, and the food... uhmmm, can I have my burger rare if I volunteer to be a chaperone ?

The entire band ??? Looks like the party will be outside as well as inside !

Dr. Shedevil said...

Yeah, Jess - I'm with you. I have no use for football except as an excuse to watch the marching bands. I realize that it's a mortal sin to say such a thing in rural Texas but I'm already going to hell, so whatever.

Annie honey I'll grill that burger any damn way you want it. You can even have it frozen if that's rare enough. There are 50 kids in the band. Not all of them will come. I'm okay with that.

Romulus Crowe said...

Oh, parsley!

I'd written a witty and clever comment and microsoft blew it into the ether.

I'll be back if any of it returns to my late-night-fuddled mind.

Dr. Shedevil said...

Oh Parsley? Heehee. That's cute. My favorite swear word substitute is "Catorce!" (kah-TOR-say), the Spanish word for 14. If you say it loudly and with enough gusto, it sounds like you've said something really bad, which is satisfying on any number of levels.

Too bad your other comment evaporated. I have a rather strong dislike -nay, distrust- of all things Microsoft. The Man brought home a new car for me to test drive tonight and I made sure he didn't get the new one that runs on a Microsoft platform. Now, if the Apple folks came out with a similar device for the automobile I'd probably be interested.

Romulus Crowe said...

A car run by microsoft? How do you make it stop - close all the windows and press 'start'?

Dr. Shedevil said...

Of course they slicked it all up here,, but my nightmares center more around scenarios rather like this one.

Slick said...

Geeeezus Doc!

Am I invited?? Sounds like too much fun to miss out on

Patty said...

Will you be my mommy? That sounds like an awesome party! Can you remind me of all of the cool stuff in about 18 months when it is my turn to throw a sweet 16 for K? ;)
Did you sort out if the game is tonight?