Monday, December 09, 2013

{this year's bash}

 photo IMG_7890_zpscc0c26ef.jpg Last year around this time, a few friends and I borrowed this guy's house while he was away in Africa or someplace (he still doesn't know) and threw a Who-themed Christmas party. This year, the guy was using his house for living in, so we had to throw our annual Christmas party at Karlie's place. We tossed around a bunch of themes (I was really pulling for Christmas In Space because, I don't know, I guess I wanted to dress up like an alien, but everyone hated that idea) and finally settled on a Christmas carol theme. Not, like, Charles-Dickens-Tiny-Tim-Ghost-of-Christmas-Past Christmas Carol, but, like, come dressed as a Christmas carol.

Do you know how hard it is to think of a Christmas carol that can be dressed up as? But we did alright, I think.  photo IMG_7882_zps0af3a03f.jpg  photo IMG_7874_zps32661cf2.jpg  photo IMG_7875_zps957f10ae.jpg  photo IMG_7883_zps326bd7d6.jpg  photo IMG_7881_zpsc422a613.jpg  photo IMG_7880_zps1ffc4c6a.jpg  photo IMG_7879_zpsab69d4bc.jpg  photo IMG_7878_zpsd08c788f.jpg In case you can't tell from the pictures, we ended up with Let It Snow, All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, Jolly Old St Nicholas, Rude Elf The Red-Nosed Rain Ear, Old Lang Syne, Holy Knight, Jingle Bells, Oh Christmas Tree, What Child is This, and Silver Bells.

The highlight of the evening was a game of Zip Zip Bong which, if you haven't heard of it before, is arguably one of the most painful and hilarious games of all time. You have to suck your lips in so that your teeth never show, and then you go around the circle either saying "zip" or "bong". A "zip" passes the turn to the person beside you, but a "bong" changes the direction. You're out if your teeth show or if you speak at the wrong time.
 photo IMG_7889_zpsd44a31ba.jpg  photo IMG_7887_zpsa07e91a8.jpg It starts out fairly simple, but then, inevitably, someone starts to laugh because they are struck with a sudden realization of how incredibly dumb everyone else looks. And there isn't really anything funnier than watching someone try to keep their mouth sucked in like that while they're gut-laughing. So everyone's laughing and crying and still trying to keep track of where the game's at and not show their teeth. After a while, your teeth are straight-up cutting into your lips and your belly hurts like you've just done the most intense ab workout of your life and you pretty much want to die. It's fun.
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Play it sometime. Let me know what you think. Don't cheat by covering your mouth with your hand; that would be pretty lame of you.

Anyway.

It's a sweet group of people and I like them and it was a good night. And that's really all I've got to say about that.
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12 comments:

  1. I already had my Christmas party but now i want another one just to steal your theme and your game. But now i'm remembering the pre- and post- cleaning and rethinking this desire.

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    1. haha yeah the cleaning...luckily for me (unluckily for my friend) it wasn't at my house! ;) one costume party/year is still enough for me though!

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  2. hahaha,,
    Suzy, you guys are genius! this is definitely so much fun! i love your costumes.

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    1. hahaha well thanks! not that i can take credit; it was someone else's idea, but it turned out pretty sweet. :)

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  3. hahahahahahahahaha that game is hilarious.

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    1. for real. whoever invented it was a genius.

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  4. Love that game!! Haha. I haven't played it in so long. One of my favourite memories is getting together for Youth Group events, and we'd be so overtired that we're doing all of this random crap and dying from laughter.

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    1. that game should always be played when a bit overtired... :)

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  5. Okay, huge props to Jordan this year for thinking up a very clever costume (and one of the only ones I got!) And I laughed and laughed when I realized what Karly's was. You guys are way too clever! Love it!

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    1. That's really funny--Karlie was also originally All I Want for Christmas (her teeth rubbed off right away so we stuck the sticky notes on her because it was both of our back-up plans) and it was the only thing I could think of too until Barclay made me the knight costume! There were almost three of us!

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  6. This is a great theme! Your costume was pretty excellent - I got it straight away. Also, we used to play the zip bong game for warm up in Drama at school but we never did the lip thing; that would have been WAY more fun!

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    1. Haha thanks! Also, I can't imagine Zip Zip Bong without the lips. You need to have a class reunion and do it the right way... ;)

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