Party Arrival Times

My favorite quote from the comments on this discussion about what is the optimal time to arrive at a party:

This only works if all guests judge by the same criteria. They do not. In many circles, late arrivers are seen as lazy, irreponsible, disorganized, rude, or to posers or strivers who try to cram as many parties as possible into a single evening.

Hee. I usually try to arrive as early as I can, but not so early that I’m in the hosts’ way while they prepare. If I know the host well, I’ll ask if they need prep help and show up when they need it, so they can have everything ready and be able to have fun and socialize at their own event instead of having to worry constantly about running it.

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Tomorrow Night is my party!

Tomorrow Night is my party! Yeah! I invited so many people they’ll never fit in my apartment! Yeah!

Tomorrow Night is also: Twelfth Night, AKA The Feast of the Epiphany, AKA the Twelfth Day of Christmas. So named because this the the night when the Three Wise Guys arrived at Bethlehem to view the Baby Jesus, which was an “Epiphany” to them.

It is also the first official day of Mardi Gras, which continues until Fat Tuesday, February 27. So a month and a half to party down before Lent!

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