I thought I knew my friends pretty well, but throw some wife beaters, stains, torn jeans, and pig tails and you’ve got a whole bunch of strangers that I can’t put a name to the hillbilly face.
My friend Jessica had been calling me two weeks in advance asking for ideas on music and help finding decorations. Normally when my friends ask for help with parties all I have to do is grab some ice or pick up some cups from the grocery store. Not this friend. Jessica started talking to me about getting an old toilet, toilet seats for redneck horse shoes, corn hole game, empty beer cans, pink flamingos, and more. I think my mind went blank as soon as she mentioned the old toilet. Actually my response went a little more like this “you want what? Why? Ewww”. Not only did Jessica find her old toilet but she did an AMAZING job decorating for this party. There was a wheel barrel filled with ice for all the drinks, two grills, horse shoes, corn hole, ladder golf, tiki torches, soda cans all over the yard and of course the pink flamingos.
Everyone enjoyed the sweet aroma of bbq and bug spray. The mosquitoes were in hog heaven on this beautiful night. Anytime someone new stopped in we had to almost question who it was because their costume was incredible. For those that didn’t have a costume we’d hand them a plaid shirt and all was forgiven. There were so many people and everyone was in such a delightful mood because the party felt like a country fair. Not one spot on the yard was lacking the hillbilly feel.
So the next time you decide to plan a party don’t go with the normal hula party or toga party, get the ripped jeans and stained wife beaters out and plan a party that everyone can enjoy. Don’t forget the toilet planter for the front yard.