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Party Fails That Actually Won

I'm SO happy this week because my best friend, Sarah, is visiting from California! Sarah and I have been BFF ever since we bonded over our mutual love of J.T.T. in the 5th grade. We have remained friends through all kinds of awkwardness in life, and at this point it's almost like we know too much about each other to stop being friends. I was searching for a good picture of the two of us through some old Facebook photos (which I would not recommend) and I came across so many images of things that should never have happened. I also found some pretty disastrous party photos - one album was actually titled, "Gingerbread Fiasco," and I was reminded that we didn't always know what were doing when it came to event planning. Sometimes we were actually terrible at it. Other times our parties were just plain tasteless and tacky. Seriously, I actually hosted a, "Tacky Party," with a Funyun and cold cut spread. Basically, what I'm saying is that this is scientific proof that you can host a truly crappy party and still have a really great time. I haven't lost any friends over my past poor party choices (although there are pictures of me with people that I will swear in a court of law that I've never met before, so there's a slight possibility I have and I just can't remember). 

In honor of BFFs I thought I'd change it up today and show you some of our past party fails:

This is from the photo album "gingerbread fiasco." I don't think I need to say anything else.

This is from the photo album "gingerbread fiasco." I don't think I need to say anything else.

That's me on the left being done with gingerbread houses.

That's me on the left being done with gingerbread houses.

That's my BFF, Sarah, who has clearly been disheartened by the gingerbread house decorating experience.

That's my BFF, Sarah, who has clearly been disheartened by the gingerbread house decorating experience.

Sarah's little sister, Melissa, and I defeated by gingerbread decorating

Sarah's little sister, Melissa, and I defeated by gingerbread decorating

The aftermath.

The aftermath.

My Tacky Party complete with donettes, a funyun and olive loaf spread, sherbet and ginger ale punch, a Miller Lite tower, and plastic serveware.

My Tacky Party complete with donettes, a funyun and olive loaf spread, sherbet and ginger ale punch, a Miller Lite tower, and plastic serveware.

Let's get closeup. Yeah, that's classy. You know what actually bothers me most here? It's that the meat pinwheel is not symmetrical - and that's something I'd never thought I'd have to say.

Let's get closeup. Yeah, that's classy. You know what actually bothers me most here? It's that the meat pinwheel is not symmetrical - and that's something I'd never thought I'd have to say.

I don't know why I'm making that disapproving face because I immediately ate all of that food after the photo was taken without a incident.

I don't know why I'm making that disapproving face because I immediately ate all of that food after the photo was taken without a incident.

And finally, Klaus. He was not a fail (I mean, other than the fact that we got the proportions completely wrong), but rather a secret project BFF and I made out of a cardboard box in honor of our German heritage. We surprised our friends with him 8 years ago. Everyone has their picture with Klaus. He still makes the rounds at parties. 

And finally, Klaus. He was not a fail (I mean, other than the fact that we got the proportions completely wrong), but rather a secret project BFF and I made out of a cardboard box in honor of our German heritage. We surprised our friends with him 8 years ago. Everyone has their picture with Klaus. He still makes the rounds at parties. 

BFF with Klaus… If you can invest the time to make something truly stupid like this to delight your friends I really encourage it. I store Klaus next to my refrigerator.

BFF with Klaus… If you can invest the time to make something truly stupid like this to delight your friends I really encourage it. I store Klaus next to my refrigerator.

These pictures are all from 2008 and earlier, so apparently we were failing at parties and DIY before Pinterest made it popular. 

And finally my favorite picture of me and BFF of all time circa 2004. It's not super flattering, but it was taken towards the end of an 10 day trip to Colorado that nearly killed us multiple times. Apparently, when you're driving in the mountains you should shift down gears so your brakes don't catch on fire. This pic also seems to capture the essence of our friendship fairly well: near death experiences, poor fashion choices, defeat, rebirth, and solidarity.

And finally my favorite picture of me and BFF of all time circa 2004. It's not super flattering, but it was taken towards the end of an 10 day trip to Colorado that nearly killed us multiple times. Apparently, when you're driving in the mountains you should shift down gears so your brakes don't catch on fire. This pic also seems to capture the essence of our friendship fairly well: near death experiences, poor fashion choices, defeat, rebirth, and solidarity.


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