So you read all the magazines and websites and, ahem, blogs, with their “easy entertaining” tips and it’s always like, decorating sugar cookies until four in the morning or making marshmallows from scratch. And you’re all “groan, thanks ladies, sounds like a breeze, I’ll get right on that…” Yes, even this Prudent Mama likes to sometimes have a work-free party. So let me just let you in on a little secret: the redneck theme.
It’s potluck, it’s hilarious, everyone obeys rule #4, and if you’re lucky someone brings over a beer pong table, hello, thank you Erin. The best part is, the less you do and the cheaper it is, the more on theme you are! I supplied a giant bag of hot dogs, buns, a giant bag of mini hot dogs sauteed in bbq sauce, some cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life, and a box of chablis. The rest was up to the guests (though if you can possibly put an indoor couch outside, that would be a nice touch).
Some of the amazing things brought to the BBQ: fried pork skins, pink andre champagne, bartles & james wine coolers, mcdonald’s cheeseburgers cut into quarters and served as hors d’oeuvres, several bottles of white zinfandel, a spray bottle of vodka to accompany watermelon, spray cheese, one of everything on the Popeye’s menu, vodka jello shots, sandwiches made with peanut butter and bacon. Other highlights from past WT BBQs include spam casserole, strawberry-twinkie surprise, and Jacinda once brought a molded jello coleslaw with actual coleslaw in the center.
My favorite costume touch was Sherri’s scrunchies and make-up hickeys, though Malice always delivers in the costume department. But nothing will ever beat the costume Jacinda rocked at the April 3rd, 2005 White Trash BBQ…
ohmygod, she’s going to KILL ME for posting that!! I apologize Jacinda (no i don’t). And on that note, I also apologize if this party theme offends anyone, and promise it’s all in good fun and that I enjoy like 95% of these things every day and am quite possibly the trashiest person you know. I would totally share embarrassing pictures of me but you know how it is, mom is always the one taking the pictures and never actually in any of them. And also it’s way more fun to share embarrassing pictures of Jacinda.