Monday, August 6, 2018

TBB Asks - All About A Party


It's good to be back after a wonderful "birthday getaway."  I'll be sharing all my birthday fun with you on Wednesday but, for today, it's all about  partying with the Blended Blog gals. 

1. Favorite Birthday Party as a Child?
Here I am, ready for my 6th birthday party.  I got a Schwinn bicycle and it was wayyy bigger than me.  But, excited was not the word, I was beyond excited!  It was just a simple party, cake, kool-aid and a few friends but all that mattered to me was my new bicycle. ~those were the days~

2. Do you like to Entertain? Yes or No?
I do enjoy entertaining and I can go with the most elaborate to the most simple and everything in-between.  Most of mine, these days, is more simply done and I've found that guests don't really care, they are just thrilled to be sharing a fun time in your home.  I've never been one to do much fretting and stewing over entertainment.  It takes too much of the fun out of it.

3. What kind of Parties are your favorite?
Hosting or attending, I prefer smaller but I have hosted and attended large.  Of course, large is a whole lot of work but outside of the work, I prefer smaller more intimate gatherings.

4. Big or Small Parties?
Guess I just answered this in #3

5. Favorite thing to do at Parties?
I am very much a people person so mingling and visiting with people is my favorite thing to do.  And, of course, there is generally some really good food at parties and that's always a plus!

6. Party Food Favorites?
It would be the things that I rarely, if ever, eat, other than at a party. Such as, meat balls, various dips with chips and crackers, pecan tassies, and lemon loves.  There's much more but those were the first to come to my mind. 

7. Favorite Flavor of Birthday cake? 
Just give me plain vanilla/almond cake.  There's nothing better in my book! I can't wait to share with you the birthday cake my daughter made for my birthday last week.  The.best.ever!!!!

8. Balloons? Yes or No? 
Well, of course, balloons add a festivity that nothing else can, especially if children are involved. 

9. Best Party Song? 
I'm just going with the very first one to come to my mind.  That would be from 1963, "It's My Party" by Lesly Gore.  Not even sure it would qualify as a party song but.......

10. Do you like to Dance? Yes or No? 
Well, I grew up in the dancing era for sure but, being a "preacher's daughter," I was not allowed to dance.  And, I didn't really think to much about it and not sure it was even that big of a deal to me but, I was pretty much the ONLY one of all my friends that was not allowed to "shake a leg."  I never attended a prom because of that and, I'm living proof that you can live over it. ~chuckle~  I said all that to say, I have danced, but it's not something I really enjoy and probably because I'm not all that good at it. I'm sure if I had grown up dancing that might be different. ~who knows~

Have yourself a great new week and check back on Wednesday for my Birthday recap!


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

14 comments:

  1. Just loved reading your answers....Love the song "It's my Party!" Your lil pleated skirt in that picture..so precious. I bet that Schwinn did seem so big! Bikes were so the best, now the kids feel that was about electronics. Sad. Miss those days. Have a splendid start to your week sweet friend!

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  2. Kid birthdays were the best like that! Super simple but always fun!

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  3. Love the song, It’s My Party! You are certainly a great hostess!!

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  4. Every time I think of "It's My Party" I remember when Christy was in Jr. High. For a talent show she pantomimed that song with Marya Winnon and Leslie Petrus as her back-up singers. Tracy Spann and another guy were also part of it. We found semi-formals for them and they stole the show. Thanks for the memory. Can't wait to hear all about your birthday trip.

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  5. I like that song too...It's my party! That was first song that came to mind for me too.
    I can't really remember a favorite birthday as a child. But I can remember that most of our parties consisted of ice cream, cake and kool-aide. And I do like to entertain though I don't like I used too. Seems that I gotten busier even with cutting back on days of working outside the home and with 6 grandchildren....girl, there's always a party going on and I'm entertaining. LOL! Some of my favorite parties to attend are simple, relaxed events such as cookouts or low key dining. But I do love a ladies event that we can dress the part...the theme or etc. I'm all into that. I love party food and it could be a weakness for me if I allowed it to be in my house all the time. But some of the best party food to me is what I call SHOWER food. Yes, those little meatballs, little smokies, spinach dip, potato chips and dips...oh my! Cheesecake is my favorite and pound cake. I do like balloons at a birthday party, retirement, graduation. But honestly I am not a real fan of balloons. I don't care for them at baby showers, wedding showers and etc. And oh dear Lea...I have always loved to dance. I had grandparents that loved to dance together and my papa actually taught me how to jitterbug and square. I can remember as a little girl my granny putting on a RECORD...and papa would hold my little feet on his and dance with me. Marty and I learned to ball room dance once upon a time. LOL! But the sad part today is there is no where to go and enjoy CLEAN dancing. I have a couple of dance routines I do with excerise and do it in my private time at home cause I am quite sure Nana would be laughed at. Ha! This was fun today Lea. Hope you have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy P.S. This old baptist chick is really bapticostal at heart and they are just LUCKY I haven't broke out in a dance at church. LOL!

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  6. So enjoyed reading your answers!
    Birthday parties were always fun when you were a little girl, all the games and such...I do love getting together with family and friends for a birthday party even now.

    I look forward to seeing and hearing about your special day.

    Bless you ~

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  7. Oh what a sweet picture of you! I love the idea of simple birthday parties for children. They're such huge extravaganzas these days and the poor kids get overwhelmed, cranky, and tired! I love to host get-togethers, but honestly I'm not a big party person. Give me a book and a cup of tea, haha! xo Deborah

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  8. And here I thought I was the ONLY one who never went to prom!

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  9. Like you, as a strong lil' Baptist girl, I never attended a dance as a teenager. Years later, Beloved and I danced with just each other at company Christmas parties, and we can really do a number here in the privacy our own home. Then, surprise surprise, our daughter was a choreographer at Disney for 16 years and now teaches tap dance as well as being a Jazzercise instructor. So dancing has kind of evolved over the years with me.

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  10. Could that picture from your 6th birthday be any cuter? I love it!!! I bet you are a wonderful entertainer and make people feel so welcome. Dancing was frowned upon when I was growing up too, but I managed to get some in anyway. LOL, but I've never been totally comfortable with it. I wish I was. Hope your week is off to a great start. XOXO

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  11. I love a good party as well but I have to go with cheesecake or chocolate cake for the flavor! I hope you had a happy birthday!

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  12. I "used to" know every single word to IT'S MY PARTY...still remember some of them:) I identified with all your answers EXCEPT the one about dancing!! Oh, how I've always loved to dance. I took dance lessons...tap, ballet, ballroom, for several years as a child and still love to dance today although I don't get too many chances. My son has always loved to dance too...at one of his fraternity parties when he was in college (parent weekend), he and I were dancing together and some of the girls there thought I was his date:) Glad you had a lovely birthday!

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