Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How I (unwittingly) hired strippers for my daughter's 2nd birthday party.


Yeah, I wish I were kidding.

Have I mentioned that I love birthdays? I've been obsessed with over the top birthday parties since Kai was born. Her first birthday party had 60 people at it. It was kind of insane.

But, for her second birthday I decided to really go all out. Thomas' parents were coming into town (from Hawaii...see where this is going?) and I decided to throw an authentic luau to celebrate her birthday. I wanted to impress them with my commitment to celebrating their son's cultural heritage.

Thomas and I found some hula dancers online and booked them for our party. We were assured they studied under a woman who had been a part of a Hula Halau in Hawaii. They practiced authentic Hula. And, we never actually met them until the day of the party which, in retrospect, was a bad idea.

So, here I am, 75 friends, family, church people all hanging out at my mom's house when our exotic hula dancers come marching up the driveway. And, it's at that point that my sister looks at me and says, "I think your strippers just arrived."

Oh, friends, it was a fine moment indeed. They came complete with their "bouncer." I fully expected a "don't touch the girls" lecture for the kids to take place at any moment. I. could. have. died.

But, they were great with the kids and took pictures with everyone (though none of the moms seemed to want them to pose with their husbands). In fact, once they did their hula, posed for photo ops, and handed out leis (insert inappropriate joke here) I thought we were in the clear. Until, the one on the right exclaimed, "Hey, Ya'll got a bathroom here? I gotta piss."

If only I could have scrapbooked that...

For more pics from the past, head over to THAT family's site for this weeks Fro' Me To You!

22 comments:

Loraine said...

Very funny.... I love big birthday parties too!!!

Tammy said...

Ummm, are you sure the one on the right is a chick? I am thinking dude. *shrug*

Very funny story indeed!

The Apron Queen said...

Your hula dancer look better than ours. Come see mine: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-hula-lessons-how-to-hula-dance-how.html

My Fro post this week is about being crowned The Toobing Queen. Laughs guaranteed. http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/07/toobing-on-lake-in-texas.html

sash said...

oh honey, I don't even know what to say to that. But thanks for the entertainment. By the way, My husband wants to know if he can come to the next party! "snicker snicker"

P.S. He loves you... said...

LOL!!! and you looked great!

Kim N said...

Oh man, once again you had me laughing so hard my husband had to come over and see what I was reading. That is a great story!

Heather said...

Just look at it this way - you can't do any worse on any further parties! At least they were both girls and not she-male strippers.

Happy Mommy said...

I love partys too! I am really laughing with you here! Very funny story!

We are THAT Family said...

OMGosh! That is the funniest story ever! And it's something I would do!

LOVE it!

Jerralea said...

That is hilarious! At least it's a party your family will never forget!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Oh my land....too funny! Love it!!

jennifer said...

Best story I have heard all day! Love the insert appropriate joke part. OMG-osh how funny!

Jen

Valarie said...

That is hilarious!!! Oh and the manners of strippers, who would have thought. :)

Halie said...

Hilarious! I love your stories you so willingly share with us.
I am so glad you got a picture of that to share.
What did Thomas' parents think about the dancers?

I also just realized I spelled lei's wrong in my e-mail to you, lei, not lay :)

marigold said...

Hoo hoo hoo! Tee hee!!!

Muthering Heights said...

That is the FUNNIEST story ever! I love it!

Amy said...

I've only been reading your blog a few weeks, and I must say this is the FUNNIEST one yet. I love it, why is it that we has mom's just have the urge to do absolutely everything for our children? I guess that includes hiring strippers. Good luck with the girls 21st birthday's!

Heather said...

Oh honey. *That* is funny!

Anna See said...

Oh my goodness! I love this post. I thought I went all out when I dressed up like a princess in my prom dress for my daughter's bday.

Kate said...

I'm a little late with my comment - but this is hilarious! Made me laugh out loud. TOO funny.

ryan guard said...

This story is almost as awesome as the picture you use for your header!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I think I laughed so hard I just tinkled. Oh lawdy mama, this is one for the baby book :-)