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    First Mommy Needs a Cocktail party ever? Holy CRAP!!! I’m too old for this much fun.

    February 25, 2008

    I remember getting into the limo with The Husband after our wedding (okay, lifting The Husband’s legs into the limo) and thinking, “This was the BEST wedding I have EVER BEEN TO.”

    Saturday night’s Mommy Needs a Cocktail Party?  It was so awesome, it just wasn’t right.  It was almost as fun as my wedding.

    I showed up late because I was trying to find my car keys to give to The Husband.  I drove up the hill to the most gorgeous house with the most gorgeous view.  (I also saw a deer try to jump a fence and not clear the barbed wire, only to bounce back on the road.  That was odd).  We aren’t in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.  We are in Petroville.

    I stepped into a Mommy Needs a Cocktail heaven.  MNAC was everywhere.  Kimberly is a mommy who needs a cocktail. And who knows how to create a pink Wonderland. Kimberly & Kristen
    MNAC was on a cake, for heaven’s sake (which should now be mandatory for all MNAC parties–it was so cool).  I threw my crap on the table (sorry, Pache) and then Melissa, of Capitol Chocolate Fountain/Post Office fame arrived.  Tell me how often you send out a cheeky twitter and a month later 2 chocolate fountains are on the counter at your very first Mommy Needs a Cocktail Party.  Melissa kept telling people that she was sure I thought she was a stalker.  Let me just say that if you have a stalker, having a stalker who owns 38 chocolate fountains and makes homemade pink marshmallows to dip in the chocolate at your MNACP is the only kind of stalker to have.  We embraced as if we had known each other forever and then she proceeded to set up what became the focal point of the party.  The chocolate was so good I almost stuck my head in it.  She sells it online.  Go and buy some. 


    Then the house was packed.  There were women everywhere.  DC Metro MomsJazzercisers?  You name it.  People had brought tons of food and wine and there were cocktails everywhere.  Someone cracked open the Arbor Mist and it got a little crazy.  I’m just saying.  Lots of people brought stuff to give away and we had a raffle too.  I talked to so many fun women.  I ate too many items dipped in chocolate.  It was only when I looked at the clock on the microwave and read “11:38” that my heart about stopped.  Kimberly was trudging past me and I grabbed her arm.

    K:  How did you think this would go?
    Kimberly:  To be honest?  I thought people would get bored at around 9:30. 
    K: ME TOO!!!

    Uh, no.  Because this party was a Mommy’s Night Out first and foremost, with kick ass stuff to buy.  It helped that Kimberly is the most amazing hostess ever.  And we had two chocolate fountains, for heaven’s sake. We raised $100 from sales to go to Vicky’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  I sold “Underpaid Kept Woman” shirts, a creation of the original Underpaid Kept Woman herself, Susie Sunshine.  I sold “Mommy Needs a Latte” shirts and “Mommy Needs Chocolate” shirts and “Mommy Needs a Margarita” shirts.  I sold “Mommy Needs a Cocktail” Martini Toast tanks in cocktail shakers, just like the ones the celebrities got back at the Boom Boom Baby Room.   Hostess gift structuring went out the window because this party so exceeded anything I had ever imagined.  Kimberly ended up with practically one of every style (plus the Mommy Needs a Vacation tote for the hostess-only).  It was off the hook.  It was so much fun.

    But the best part about it?  Everyone had carpooled.  Everyone was responsible.  I think everyone had a good time.  We talked about dreams and goals and travel and jobs.  We didn’t talk about kids and husbands.  It was refreshing.  Reinvigorating. 

    It was just a really good time.  Wanna see how good

    You should totally have a Mommy Needs a Cocktail Party.  Think about it.

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    1. Stimey says:

      It was indeed a fabulous party! I had a fantastic time. Thanks to you and Kimberly!

      February 25th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    2. Devan says:

      Wow! Looks like soooo much fun! Maybe I can plan my visit to my sister around the next one. Or you could just come to Alabama!

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    3. Tara says:

      I will have one. I WILL have one. I will HAVE one. Do you think many people would buy shirts here? Who cares. Come and we will eat the cake, have the Arbor Mist and dream about dreams and goals together.

      If you make a shirt that says “Mommy needs a less oppressive culture” — we might have a seller.

      I talked to your Mom and LOVED it … I know we’ll meet IRL someday soon.

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    4. Nikki says:

      WOW! Looks like you had SOO MUCH FUN!

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    5. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah says:

      I’m going to have one too. You can never have too mnay cocktail parties.

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    6. Kimberly says:

      I think I’ll be fully recovered on Thursday. It was that fun.

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    7. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah says:

      ha! m-a-n-y. It would seem that I may have already had too many cocktail parties.

      February 25th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    8. Jan says:

      So much fun and so inspiring! Fabulous women, fabulous drinks and fabulous food…what could be better!

      February 25th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    9. Mocha says:

      It looks like a lot of fun. But I’d like to say here and now that we got in a trunk together and I totally made out with your baby at a bbq joint.

      So no. I’m not jealous.

      Not at all.

      February 25th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    10. Mark says:

      Liquid Chocolate, Pink all around, Cocktails….ahhh to be jealous from afar.

      Congrats and a Big WTG to Kimberly for throwing one heck of a party.

      February 26th, 2008 at 7:46 am

    11. LifeAsIKnowIt says:

      Sounds like fun! I want to have a bloggy party too!

      February 26th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    12. Marel says:

      Arbor Mist . . . mmmmmm! I love me some cheap Arbor Mist!!!! Liquid chocolate . . . mmmmm!! I love me some of that too! So glad for your good time.

      February 26th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    13. John says:

      MILF party – yea.

      February 26th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    14. Kirsten says:

      I’m ready to have a party…and soon! Let me know when you have details squared away and MNAC can invade Texas!

      February 26th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    15. Denise says:

      OMG! That looks like too much fun! I so want to do this! :o)

      February 27th, 2008 at 6:35 am

    16. clearlykels says:

      SUCH a good time. Everyone was so cute in their shirts.

      February 27th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    17. Jeannine says:

      I’m loving my new t-shirt!!!! Had a wonderful time. Can’t wait for the next MNAC party and look forward to hosting one myself. hugs.

      February 27th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    18. Shannon says:

      Looks like MUCH more fun than the Tupperware party I went to last week!
      Finally started a blog, check it out,

      February 27th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    19. Jen Zug says:

      You are brilliant.

      February 29th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    20. Vicky says:

      THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Should I even thank GM for introducing us? Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to the Avon Walk and my fundraising! You ROCK! It is so thoughtful I teared up.

      And I was stuck at a kiddie party in Maryland all that time… So sad.

      February 29th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

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