All dressed up and nowhere to go? Party on

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There were four other single girls living in the Nob Hill apartment building. We agreed to throw “Singles Parties” and get to know more people ( read: men) and explore San Francisco hot spots. We wasted time thinking up a clever name for our coterie. Fueled by trendy Blonde Beer, we came up with a half-dozen funny names and decided – “BTBW” (Born to be Wild) was cute and catchy. 

Twice a month, we casually invaded the living room in the building. We sent out invites with BYOB as the lead. We provided light  snacks, music and introductions.

We had four theme parties a year and discovered everyone loved dressing up for Halloween. We also decided to take it to the streets and started Trick or Treating on Clement Street. Our goal was to meet at least one fun person to invite to join us.

No problem! Fast learners, we discovered, people want to be invited…many are reticent and shy. We became the Party Planners du jour. Our Annual Soiree by Invite Only is a much sought after invite – ferry to Sausalito, Kickoff at Spinnakers, Wine Tasting in two bars on the water and dinner at a secret restaurant.

Eventually, each of us met Mr. Right.

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Costume

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2 thoughts on “All dressed up and nowhere to go? Party on

  1. martina2b August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM Reply

    Haha! I remember my phone in NY– answering machine– I called it the “California Wildlife Preserve”. Friends knew! I like the community aspect of your party plans!

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