Music often prompts me to plan parties. At least in my head. I can see decorations and how much fun the guests are having as a song plays. The other day, on the way to my happy place (Target), I heard this song by the Tune-Yards called “Gangsta.” Until this song, I hadn’t made up my mind about this band. I sorta like them but there was something so different about this song. It sort of sounds like a car crash. And M.I.A. (who I don’t enjoy but will sing along to if it is playing…).
I can’t find this song in a player so if you want to hear it, go listen here.
So it got me to thinking. What would a party based on this song sound like? And then it hit me. Sometimes a party doesn’t need to be decorated to an inch of its life to be perfect. So here is my recipe for a super simple summer party:
-Blankets to sit on, and/or a teepee
-Good music (whatever playlist I’ve made with all my fave songs…I’m kinda bossy)
-Good wine in cheap plastic cups
-Just hanging out
Our friends Jimmy and Vanessa throw really good parties. They are laid back, there is lots of laughs and you always have a blast. I’m going to take their lead (after a very special birthday party in July :) and scale back. I’m calling it Back to Basics. Who’s with me?