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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Mamas Gone Wild

Edited below


A number of the fabulous Toronto mommy bloggers and some of their hubs came over for cocktails last night. I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it (and I hope the ones who missed it can come next time!)

The other day, I envisioned this post-party post as one full of pictures with witty captions. Unfortunately, I was so busy imbibing both the spirited conversation and the spirits, the only photos I have for you are these two:

Cakes helping me stock the fridge…

The pocky the lovely Marla dropped off:

The pocky was a big hit.

I had a great time. I’ve said it before, the women in person are all exactly like their virtual selves. The conversation never lagged; in fact, we couldn’t hear the doorbell over the din. Luckily, the late arrivals knew enough to come on in. I think the hubbies even had fun too (I’ll bet more than one wondered what he was in for). It was nice to meet the men behind the great women.

Those of you who couldn’t make it—I hope you can make the next one! We need to do this more often.


BP and I are getting more sensible with age. I remembered to drink water at the end of the night. The last guests had left about 1:30—our next door neighbours were having a party and we seriously considered going over. Instead we (wisely) washed the glasses and went to bed. It wouldn’t do to be hungover, trying to butter Cakes toast amongst the dirty martini glasses the next day, now would it.


Many thanks to my wonderful bartender. BP, you're the best. You're not waiting 'til Wednesday this week (but you do have to wait until after Amazing Race. Oh, and Desperate Housewives).



Find another recap here!



Blogger crazymumma said...

It was so much fun! your house always that clean?! Just gotta know, cause mine is filthy!

8:20 PM  
Blogger scarbie doll said...

Sorry I missed it! Until next time...

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for having us over! We had a super time. Those martini's were killer!

12:12 AM  
Blogger creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

what a great idea. If we lived closer, we would be there.

For the Pocky of course ((just kidding!))

12:17 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Mmmm, Pocky. And good company of course!

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there's any photographic evidence of this one. Are we getting jaded - or were we just having too much fun to remember the cameras?

It was a wonderful party, and I have to say that the postscript at the end of this post gave me my first laugh of the day.

Thanks so much for your hospitality, Julie - I gave your comfy bed the appropriate kudos in my post!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time, next time NEXT TIME - I will be there! I thought of you on Saturday night and I can't say that I was jealous of the fact that you were all together but alas it wasn't in the cards for me or the Bumper clan. Thank you for your wonderful invitation and I swear.. next time!

8:52 AM  
Anonymous alimartell said...

i take the cake as the biggest loser...i BROUGHT my camera and was so busy talking, that i didn't even take a SINGLE picture...grr...

9:34 AM  
Blogger crabbykate said...

Sorry I missed it! I too, love the get togethers with the awesome women across this blogosphere. Hopefully one day soon I can raise a glass with you.

9:40 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

To the world's most amazing hostess...thank you thank you thank you! It was fabulous. So so fun!

9:52 AM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

Sounds like it was a lot of fun! It's always nice to get the opportunity to meet people in person. I feel like I do the majority of my communication by phone, email, and now, blogging. Can't actually remember the last party I've been to. Glad you had a good time!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

An honest to god cocktail party with good conversation?! Sounds wonderful.

But what the heck is pocky?

11:02 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

is it bad that I don't know what pocky is...and i was there????

11:20 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Thanks so much for having us over - it was fun and my only regret was that we had to leave at a decent hour and I didn't get to talk to everybody as much as I would have wished! Again, I'm impressed with your having a nice big party, not to mention the delish pomegranate martinis. Mmm.

11:36 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Pocky is a Japanese snack. It's a biscuit stick with a chocolate coating. There's actually a substantial wikipedia article on it.

Crazymumma: I time my housework for when I'm expecting guests. Pop in unannounced sometime and you'll see!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh sounds like so much fun! Very cool!

12:54 PM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

Pocky!?? damn.
so sorry to have missed the party, sounds like a lot of fun.
glad to hear you weren't too rough around the edges the next morning..

12:54 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

I was nervous to meet so many people I've only known virtually, but it was a wonderful night. Thanks for hosting!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

I'm still mad that we were late and missed half of it - and that we had leave at midnight - but it was still a rockin' good time.

Thanks again Julie!

2:43 PM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

we had a great time, and i am proud that i was one of the kids shutting the place down.
doesn't happen very often these days.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Love Cakes stocking the bar!
Amazing party, you two make a fantastic hosting pair. BP wouldn't even let me pour my own water!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

I will definitely be there next time. I had Ali scope it out for me this time. ;) Kidding! I knew you guys would be great. So glad it was a good night! I'll be there next time. :)

8:08 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Hey, if I had been there, there would have been a zillion catrillion pictures.

So it's maybe good that I wasn't. Because it might have been annoying.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

"the women in person are all exactly like their virtual selves" - you know, I figured they would be.

I think your idea for a blogger party was a great idea!

I wasn't there, btw.. just passing through.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I were Canadian- you girls have all the fun!!!!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I haven't been this jealous of people that lived in Cananda since the 2004 Election.

Thank you. I'll be here all night. Don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Urban Mummy said...

Hey!! Nobody invited me!! Should I be jealous?

That's okay...I would have had to bring the infant, and his incessant crying would have ruined the evening!


Next time!

4:59 PM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Urban Mummy (and anyone else I missed): Sorry, sorry, sorry! I knew I had forgotten someone. Next time.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard all about it from Crazymumma.
Hmm... gee, sounded like some fun. Yup, some fun.

(I know I'm not a mommy, but I play one in real life.)

7:41 PM  

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