Question: The invite reads wear a costume and I’m not comfortable dressing-up. Must I?
Answer: Anytime we receive an invite it’s best to be gracious and abide by the requests made of the host or hostess no matter how we feel about the details listed on an invitation such as: no gifts, the time, who is invited on the envelope and attire (even wearing a costume). When we choose to R.s.v.p ‘Yes’ we agree to attend with our manners and in the manner the host or hostess has requested! Why? Because manners aren’t necessarily about us and sometimes they require us denying our own feelings for the sake of others – like those of our host or hostess. Trust me, when I tell Ty that we’ve received an invite to a costume party I need a chair and an epi pen.
Recently, we were invited to a 80s prom where the attire was dress in your best 80’s prom threads. If you’ve ever attended a costume event with the Lockards, you know we are dress-up challenged. For example, the time we ended up at a Halloween party dressed-up as Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf “Man”…creepy. Unfortunately, our performance at last weekend’s event was anything but 80’s radical. With our attempts to go understated 80’s, Ty ended up in ’78 wearing a pair of pants that didn’t allow him to sit down and I needed a one way ticket to the Greek isles circa 300 B.C.! Not only did we entirly miss the decade, I polished the evening off with a good-bye to the hostess that included, “We need to go home and get Ty out of his pants.” So not what I meant.
Stay tuned for the post on gracefully removing a dyeable pump from one’s mouth…
What items on an invite do you struggle with?