I love to entertain. There's something about creating an atmosphere where people feel comfortable, enjoy good food and good conversation, and can relax that really gets me. Playing hostess is fun, and being a good (nee exceptional) and attentive hostess is important to me. I thought that if I was ever give the opportunity to have my dream business, it would be in party planning. Well, after the stress of this week, now I'm not so sure.
When Maria Bailey of BSM Media asked me to be involved with National Mom's Night Out, I thought, "Why not? A few moms getting together over wine and cheese, I can do that no sweat." Someone, somewhere was laughing at my naivete and thought I needed to be taken down a peg or two (or three or four).
It's one thing to have people over for tri-tip, but a whole other kettle of fish to create a fun and meaningful event from the ground up, across time zones and with no real budget. I really thought it would easier: "Hi, I represent a bunch of women who don't get out that often and would love to drink and party at your restaurant on a Thursday."
Thankfully, I have Deb
cover my assbrainstorm and make endless phone calls with, and Charity to be the calm in the storm. It's been a lot of hard work but things are really coming together and I'm looking forward to putting on my party shoes and hosting a fab soiree.
Who: Women. (Kidding) The event is called a Celebration of Motherhood but we're firm believers in "it takes a village." If you've ever even looked at a child, you're welcome to come.
What: National Mom's Night Out at Buster's Beach House & Longboard Bar at Seaport Village (Beach Loft room)
When: Thursday, May 7th from 6:00-9:00pm (but we can always go to another part of the restaurant afterwards)
Why: Why not? We deserve it! Running the Village is hard work and we all need an opportunity to leave the basket weaving to the menfolk for awhile. Seriously, it's a chance to create friendships and connections, to win prizes and support March of Dimes; eat, drink and go shopping! We're putting together some good stuff!
More details: Buster's has offered us our own bartender. I'm still confirming the hotness level of said bartender and the assless chaps, stay tuned. No host bar, hosted light appetizers and parking validated up to three hours.
RSVP:Facebook page or email me for an e-invite if you're not on Facebook. ADramaticmommy@gmail.com
I do hope you decide to come. Those of you who have been lurking on my blog (you thought I didn't know, tsk tsk) please join us. I'd love to meet you face to face! And the hostess in me will make sure you have a good time.
**More thank you's to Lizzie from Bailey Gardiner and Seaport Village for all the "extra's." Mwah! For those who do not want to head south, Stacey (San Diego Bargain Mama) is hosting an event in Encinitas. Read the details here
I originally published this on my personal blog.