As I've lectured to many friends getting married or hosting a party, your first contact with your guests sets the stage for the eventual event so make the invitation one to remember. While I'm a fan of thick cardstock and swirly fonts (a traditionalist, for sure), nothing can beat a unique and witty invitation like the one I received yesterday.
I've probably read it over 20 times, mainly since some of it is over my little Democratic, Nevada-residing head. But it's brilliant, right down to the very end. The author of this insightful, snappy, and insanely clever invitation? None other than my dear friend Tiffany, whom most of you may remember as getting married earlier this year (and my rather graphic struggles to zip the bridesmaid dress.) She and her husband Adam are hosting a New Year's party at their new house in Santa Monica and wrote up a little synopsis for the past year.
See? I told you she was as smart as she is pretty.
(and yes, she really is that right-wing. I swear, I wasn't exaggerating.)
(I'm dying to hear my uber-Democratic friends reaction, too).
So enjoy! It had me chuckling for hours.
2010: A Year in Review
by Tiffany A.
Scott Brown takes back “The People's Seat”
Dems on The Hill start to feel the heat
Leno to Conan, to Leno again
4 game suspension for Steelers Big Ben
Tiger Woods and Jesse James
Prove cheatin' with hussies can only bring pain
Obamacare ignited a movement
Townhalls, Tea Parties and rallies to prove it
US Census to count us up whole
New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl
Oil well explodes off the Gulf Coast
POTUS reaction? A kin to milque toast
SB 1070 enacted by Brewer
Holder (without reading) decides to sue her!
33 miners, 2 miles underground
Chile (flexes Capitalist muscle) rescues ALL, safe and sound
Adam and Tiffany finally wed
"It‟s about time" their priest lovingly said (true story!)
Christine O‟Donnell "is not a witch"
But America agrees Nancy's one hell of a bitch
Whitman, spent record millions to campaign
But Moonbeam's in office, unions toast with champagne
November 2nd Reps win- Dems lose
In the West, a plethora of Rocky Mountain metaphors ensues
Wikileaks dumps diplomat intel
Giants win the World Series…what the hell?
Prince William's engaged! Kim Jong Il is still crazy
The Lost series ends, though the plot remains hazy
Full body scanners and a TSA agent
Prompt the “don’t touch my junk” heard cross the nation
So raise a glass to 2010, do a shot for '11
Cause this time next year we may have a bun in the oven!
Hope to see you on NYE!
Tiffany & Adam