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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Post Valentine's Day



Technically, this post should go to the "Warm Fuzzies" blog. However, I felt this is more apt here since I announced my Post-Valentine's Day party on Psychobabble.

This party happened yesterday.

Shopped for decorations, party stuff, food, etc. last afternoon. Had friends clean up the mess in my apartment last evening (for those of you who have visited "Short and Sweet", you all know what a mammoth task that can be) and decorate it with lights, hearts, and what nots!. Had my roommate help me make desserts (Pizookis and Strawberry Jelly in heart shaped aluminium foils). Planned for several interesting games. Gave nicknames to everyone for the night (Mine was FEMME FATALE). And dressed up nice and pink (the dress code was red or pink).

The party was scheduled to begin at 8. Of course, it began at 10.

And then streams of red and pink poured in. Some carried food with them, all carried gifts with them. Some wore smiles, some wore excitement, and some nonchalance. Some demanded food, some demanded games, while some sat demure. And as we ate, the noise level in the apartment rose...in a nice way.

And then we played..for 4 hours non-stop. No one demanded alcohol. No one was drunk. And yet people were able to be goofy. People who never danced in their lives danced like Madhuri on Aaja Nachle. People who never looked at a girl in the eye before had a girl wink at them over and over again. People who do not talk in real life were paired up as partners. People who do not like to play games, played.

The Post-Valentine's Day was truly a success. Not because everyone showed up in red. Not because everyone liked the desserts. Not because everyone played and danced without alcohol. Not because the apartment looked like a child's bedroom, a child who was obsessed with the color red. Not because everyone liked the gifts that they received. But because everyone was together, happy, joyous. Some single, some not. And yet no one was a couple. We were all together. No grudges remembered, no new grudges formed.

The love was truly being shared and spread. A couple days late. But it was a Valentine's Day celebration after all!

50 Words of Wisdom:

Mez said...

Can we/i get to see Solitaire in pink? Or say some party pics...tht will be much fun for us even though u kept us beggin for an invite ;)..kididn i know u welcomed us all.

Neetal said...

Pizookis and Strawberry Jelly! yum yum... =D ! One thing now I know for sure... that I can't miss your party (whenever & ifever invited ;)

Seems like it was Dhamakedar show down in your town ;) !

Cinderella. said...

I wanna ask the same question Mez asked...
Can we see "FEMME FATALE" and her party photos soon ?

badshah khan said...

hmmmm seems like I missed something . But are u sure there were no couples????

Ashu said...

Thats pretttty coooooooooool....

carolinagal said...

Sounds like you had a blast!!
Waiting for the pictures ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Mez, there you go! Lemme know what you think.

@ Neetal, check them out! I put a pic up for you. You are always invited but Oregon is a long distance from Ohio!!

@ Cinderella, your wish is my command..haha!

Solitaire said...

@ Badshah, nope..no couples. Why do you ask?

@ Ashu, :)

@ Carolinagal, we did!! Check the pics out!

J said...

Oh wow.. that's quite a gathering. Neat stuff!! When I can I drop by :P

Keshi said...

those pics show so much of happiness and love...just like the post.

I had to de-Valentine after the heavy Mush last week - by trashing the couples ofcourse lol! Now Im feeling much better :)

Keshi.

carolinagal said...

Nice!!! Too bad I am no longer in Lexington. I would have invited myself up to your place.

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

jst proves that valentines doesnt have to be only on the 14th of feb...

:) nice pics...

vEENs said...

Lemme guess.. you are like the only one in pink?!??

:(!

I wish I could also come kinds... why are you so far kinds ;)

Neetal said...

hey sneha, visited again... the pics looks awesome...

Aane tame pan ghana cute lago cho :)

Have a great day ahead :)!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Solitaire,
Congratulations on your successful post Valentines party. You really had a great time. God bless you all.

Solitaire said...

@ J, next year maybe?

@ Keshi, hey if you are feeling better, then I guess its ok..

@ Carolinagal, I know! But who know...there will be another place and time.

@ Bubbles, and also that alcohol is not needed to have fun!

Solitaire said...

@ Veens, you could say that I am the only one in BRIGHT PINK!!

@ Neetal, thanks neekuben.

@ Mel, thanks!! God bless you and your family too.

Tuhin said...

Pizookis and Strawberry Jelly? I would've expected puran poli and khaman dhokla instead :D

Nice V-day u had.

:: Clouds :: said...

Arre wah!

:) Nice party.
:) Hume kyun nahi bulaya?

You look pretty and your apartment looks clean. :P

Mez said...

Great! U really put them up. I think I can see u there in the last pic on the left side. Looks like a lotta fun. Btw I see some nice guys out there ;)

Alok said...

Nicely written.
Just like you said, the party was a success because people came and enjoyed themselves, in their own ways!

Wish we had something of this sort in IIT! Oh well.

Someone mentioned Puran podi!!!
Argh... now I wish having some straight from Mom's hands! :(

Keep enjoying!

Anjuli said...

hey, that was lovely!

I want to come thr next year!

divya said...

yummy yummy...i noticed a pack of hershey's kisses in the pic :P

Lena said...

seems like a perfect day which will be remembered for long :) :)
great to hear everyone was happy, this feeling of being together and happy sure will keep for a while now :)

Anurag said...

nice snaps

n we also had a party yesterday :D...actually over the last few days...however...everyone is getting drunk :D

Pavi!!!! said...

Woooow.. That is sure some party! Looks like u guys had super fun! Must have felt awesome that the efforts paid off!

Keep me posted 2 mths in advance for ur next party....I'm definetly driving to ohio ;-)

Ria said...

Hey the pics are simply amazin!shows how much fun u guys had.Simply loved the heart shapes splashed here and there. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Tuhin, haha! Only my nickname is Gujjuben. Other than that, nothing really is gujju about me!

@ Clouds, everyone was welcome! Tum kyon nahi aaye? Thanks about the apartment. Ek do din mein phir se normal ho jayega.

@ Mez, now tell me which one you liked?? Unfortunately, all are younger to you. :(

Solitaire said...

@ Alok, if there is nothing, make it happen!!

@ Anjuli, sure thing!! Start saving money now!

@ Divya, you noticed hershey's kisses but not the jello!!

@ Lena, you bet!! I am still suffering from the hangover!

Solitaire said...

@ Anurag, which party would you prefer? Alcoholic or non-alcoholic? I think I know your answer!

@ Pavi, I am sure there is going to be a party in the next two months again! So here is your advance notice!

@ Ria, thank you!!

Vandita said...

awww u guys had soo much fun :) now i wish i cud have been there...i cud have worn my new pink jacket and given u company :D...
great pics!

Ghost Particle said...

ahha! cleaned the place I see. It looks great na...the ambiance. and the jelly...man im hungry now!

Cosmic Joy said...

Very nice and touching .. and from your description and pictures, you made us become a part of the celebrations! Thanks :)

Solitaire said...

@ Vandita, haha! Next time..

@ Ghost, yes had to clean it! It was a total mess!

@ Cosmic, thank you! I got that comment a lot today. You guys were virtually there!

Mez said...

Send me a close up..i'll defnt tell you ;)

Mansi Trivedi said...

Its really good to see how we don't disregard the day while posing as anti-hallmark-holidayers but we actuallly make the most out of the day in any way we can.
Love your spirit. As always.

Ujwal said...

sounds and looks like a fun party....gr8!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

aww.. that is so cute. I should do this next year with friends. Happy Valentines!

btw, i am obsessed with RED color and my room looks like that all the time.. hehe

Ashu said...

Wow Sneha, finally you did it.. Mezie ne kamal kar ditta and you looked pretty in pink ;)))

can we have same dhamal for bloggie ppl in ur blogroll too ?

lol

maverick said...

well..u seem to ve had a nice time...good...nice pics :D

Gila Babi said...

Ahahaha ... Thanks for your compliment !!

Actually i'm just a 19 years old chinese boy ..

Happy Blogging !!

vitruvian said...

I like strawberry jelly!!
seems like u'll had a good time...
cheers!

vEENs said...

gujjuben.. is it? darn I like Sneha better!

okies... U look jhakaas/ beautiful in pink!

:-)

ok i have been on a holiday.. and i m like reading all the posts :)

so gimme sme time to comment..hehhe!

Satish Bolla said...

a truly novel idea. i wish i had some parties like this

KP! said...

Well looks like it was good fun party! It was nice to see people enjoying...

Jello reminded me of my school lunch days.....lolz

You have some pretty friends (of course I am referring to the girls.... to especially the one in red).... :)

I never realized non-alcoholic party can this much fun..... :)

c e e d y said...

hey cool....great you enjoyed without grudges....

just a question though - what happened to the natural "mess"

thanks for the invite but had a trip planned - maybe next yr...

Pri said...

cool!!...that seemed like one helluva party...
the dress code thingy was fun...we friends had done that last valentine and i remember one smartass buddy of ours turned in blue and when asked smirked and said 'im colourblind' *rolls her eyes*...
i know i know..pretty sad sense of humour his :-/

Mez said...

I thot u were showin my sometin to help me survive..lol

Solitaire said...

@ Mez, only four of the 7 guys are single...I am pretty sure you like the ones that are taken.

Mez said...

I was just kiddin…for a good laugh.