I used to always be the party host in high school, but after coming to college I let go of that role. I loved it, but I can’t say it was always easy. The host has to plan, coordinate, invite, which is all fun, but also comes with a lot of responsibility! If you forget someone, you hurt their feelings. If you forget chips, the guac gets lonely. If you’ve ever hosted, I’m sure you understand! I’m a host of imperfection, and you see past all that (Beyoncé, 2006).
Now this imperfection bothers me less so when one of my good friends at college and I came up with a brilliant party idea, I knew it was time to bring back my host identity. And the planning for a baby shower for Beyoncé’s newly announced pregnancy began. We made sure to plan a few things ahead of time, but a lot of it was kept very low key. We divided the tasks and she generously offered her apartment for the venue. It could not have been easier or more fun!
Our guests were welcomed starting at the front door:
Obviously we also had plenty of (spiked) Lemonade…
Blue(berry) Ivy Lemonade
When I learned from an article that Beyoncé LOVES popcorn, I knew that had to be on the party menu. Luckily, Live Love Pop was happy to provide some delicious popcorn to fuel our night of Beyoncé. Our snacks in formation:
Live. Love. Yoncé.
A bowl of my favorite salt and vinegar flavor, which was followed by getting down on the dance floor…
Get it poppin’
I love sharing my love of Live Love Pop–thank you!
And an even bigger thank you to my first college friend and fellow Beyoncé lover, Naomi:
“Freakum dress out my closet, Yoncé filling out this skirt I look damn good, I ain’t lost it.” (Beyoncé, 2013)
Are you always the host? What’s your favorite party theme?