Monday, March 17, 2008

Mini Celebrations


I love celebrations. I love special occasions.

I don't love celebratory preparations. Examples include Christmas and Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July and your baby's first birthday and there are many others. These are the holidays and/or special occasions that require hundreds (or maybe a thousand) dollars and 18 days to prepare for.

Enter the mini celebration - similar to a mini bar but a bit less intoxicating. Mini celebrations give you a break from the blah of the mundane WITHOUT any preparation.

Take St. Patrick's Day for example. You wake up, you do your routine, you bedeck yourself in your brightest green and TA-DA! Special occasion.



Becca said...

I'm with you there--all you need is a bottle of green food coloring and the whole day end's up a party!

Lois said...

I'm with you on this one. I think that we liked holidays so much as children because they just happened. Magically, Thanksgiving dinner was made or the Christmas tree was up and decorated. Now that I'm an adult, it's just more work for me to do. Yes, the small celebrations are the most fun.

The McMillans said...

Mini celebrations are best when shared with those you dis-like strongly. Like for instance the mail man that brings certified nasty mail, he definately isn't wearing green, so you can pinch him. Thanks little clovers!

rabidrunner said...

I wonder if the mailman in Brazil wears green?

rabidrunner said...

Excuse me... mailperson.

PhishTako said...

Rabid, you picked the wrong holiday as an example. At my house St. Patrick's day is a big deal. Decorations go up shortly after Valentines day. Then you have to go to the store and buy Lucky Charms to eat for breakfast on S.P. day. While at the store you also need to buy lime sherbet and 7-up to make a float that is eaten after dinner on S.P. day. After the store you need to stop buy the bank to get 3 Sacagawea coins for each member of the family. Be careful eating dinner because the coins are hidden in the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Then you have to plan the S.P. party for each child. The S.P. party started when the child reached about 5 years old. It is a rite of passage. Yes my 18 year old son still has a party with his friends on S.P. day. It is very funny.

In the future please give more respect to St. Patrick's day.