A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to throw a theme party ... but without the pressure to dress in costume. After a little bit of brainstorming, we came up with an idea that I really think has the potential to sweep the masses ... a high school drink happy hour. Come on - you know if it was socially acceptable to sip a hot pink wine cooler or swig a 40 out of a brown paper bag (it's very efficient!), you would.
From Franzia to cases of Milwaukee's Beast - err - Best, our guests arrived armed with booze fit for a party at someone's parents house. People got "iced" left and right, jell-o shots were passed, a 90s mix was blasting, flip cup lasted until 2am .... and no one got grounded.
Our friend Ben Mundel (hi Mundel!) brought the most delicious sweet tea flavored vodka and lemonade combo. Definitely a bit too upscale for high school, but a real crowd pleaser nonetheless.
The only thing to note if you do plan one of these shindigs -- although people think it's funny to see Mike's Hard Lemonade, no one actually wants to drink it. I am reminded of that every morning when I open the fridge...