Phew! I have been busy this week!
I have a few crazy awesome social things coming up that are requiring a bit of co-ordination.
Like, we’re going to the races next weekend, and I’m having an awful time trying to put together an outfit! I think I’m just going to wear a dress, and maybe just a fedora? I don’t know, It seems like fedoras aren’t very ‘race-y’ but I hate getting sunburnt, and none of the big flouncy hats, or feathery/ fascinator-y head pieces are doing it for me at the moment. Except the $50 ones, and NO. Just, No. I am not spending that much on a glorified headband.
In other news, My Mexican Dinner Fiesta is coming along very nicely! I spent today searching out some little bits and pieces to make our living areas a bit more Carnaval! I’ve just spent an hour attaching crepe paper to the chandeliers, and ceiling, and windows, and… Well.. everything. There is crepe paper everywhere.
I really hope it’s not going to do anything stupid like catch on fire. I tried to be really careful not to put it on light-bulbs and stuff, but, well, I just don’t have the best luck when it comes to flammable things.
I looked for a pinata in no less than four different shops, found them in two, and decided against them because this is the year of frugality. I am not spending $30 on a box which we will proceed to smash into tiny pieces.
Besides, I hear Helen and Carly are coming dressed as a Pinata and a Stick… So… Yeah.
Originally we were going to tell half the party to come dressed as lucha libre, and the other half to come dressed for a formal sit-down dinner party… We thought it would be hilarious to have half of them showing up expecting a classy social evening, and the other half expecting drunken wrestling madness.
Then we decided to just get everyone to dress up mexican styles, because who were we kidding, everyone wants to dress up!
Jasmyne was having a brainstorming session the other day, trying to decide between being a cactus, a tumbleweed, or an armadillo. I, personally, would like to see her re-enact the Mexican coat of arms, which is pretty-much the definition of badass:
Guys? That’s an eagle, eating a snake, sitting on a cactus. You pretty much don’t get more badass than that. Unless they wanted to arm the eagle, with a shotgun or something.
I spent a wee while in the Costume Cave today trying to decide what to wear, and ended up putting together a pretty badass bandito/ gunslinger. I’ve got this grungy leather coat, cowboy boots, a sombrero, a kerchief to put over my mouth and nose, a gun belt, and an ammo belt thing to sling over my shoulder. Hopefully that will be enough to keep up with the cactuses, and pinatas (Wow, these people are REALLY committed to costume-wearing.)
Also? The crepe-paper/ fire hazard:
Now, blog readers? I have a VERY IMPORTANT question today. This isn’t one of those ‘what’s your favorite colour’ type questions. Today I need to know if you think that I’m going to burn down the house in an unfortunate crepe-paper incident.
Also? Are you going to do awesome things this weekend?