My friend, Gregory Gordon, had a birthday party this past weekend and I was delighted to attend. ...but first I tortured myself with the idea of just shutting myself in for the weekend and enjoying some alone time in my apartment, which I haven't had in weeks! What with cat sitting, immediately followed by dog sitting and work and 3 days of wedding events and Gay Pride and Star Wars at Disneyland and book signings and special anniversary screenings... I really wanted some alone time at home. Also, did I really want to go to a THEMED birthday party?
Gregory's birthday party theme was Palm Spring Realness: Caftans & Hats!
I am lucky to have found a group of friends who really know how to work a theme. (Even at their (my) laziest, they are at least, theme appropriate.) And, the party had it all...
Pool time fun & merriment
There were games... like this odd balls on a rope you try to wrap around a rack...
There was a brief modeling session
there were even SIMULATED water sports!!
And, of course, Birthday Cake (Presented by Tegr, who created a theme appropriate, Palm Springs hot tub cake!)
It was a nice time of friends hanging out and having fun,
which made so glad I didn't decide to stay in my apartment, alone on a Sunday afternoon instead of cherishing the great friends I have!
Finally, there was a costume change, ala Angela Landsbury at the Tonys, where Gregory got a little more comfortable in sequins.
And now, the caftan parade!
As a Gay of a Certain Age, I realize how important it is to be with the people you love & care about, as well as how important it is to not shy away from a party theme!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREGORY!