Post # 1
My fiance and I aren’t big drinkers and neither are most of our guests. Out of six couples, only two drink regularly and only wine. So aside from a champagne toast, we’re not planning on having alcohol beyond wine or sangria.
Mr. C drinks regular coke and I drink diet coke. We’re both Big Bang Theory fans. I jokingly call him Moonpie after Sheldon’s nickname and am even developing a Moonpie inspired cookie for the cookie bar in his honor.
We were thinking of having our signature drinks reference BBT with Sheldon’s favorite and ours:
Mine: Diet Virgin Cuba Libre
Mr. C: Virgin Cuba Libre
Does this seem too weird and out there? Our guest list is small and a lot of the guest list watches the show, but not all. I was thinking of on the framed sheet that listed the drinks, putting like a 1-2 sentence explanation for those who didn’t know. But I wondered what other Bees thought of the idea.
Post # 3
Considering I’m a huge fan of the show, my initial thought when I read the title was “Diet virgin Cuba Libre!!”. I think it may be weird to some people who don’t know the show, even with the little added explanation. They just won’t understand the funniness of it.
Post # 4
@LiliKitty: LOL Glad that popped into your head! I think only our parents are in the dark about the wonder that is Sheldon, but I may work the show into a converstation or two with some of the rest of our small guest list to see if they’re familiar or not.
Post # 5
Depends – are you going to include the lime or not?
Post # 6
I think it’s a great idea, but I also think that nobody will get it. I’ve seen every episode of the show (I’m a scientist, so it hits home!) and I still wouldn’t get either of the references you talked about.
Post # 7
@AB Bride: Of course! It has to have the lime 🙂
Post # 8
You could serve it in beakers!! I don’t get the reference because I haven’t watched that show lately, but I would still think it’s cute with the explanation.
Post # 9
I’d get a kick out of it (and get the reference even. 🙂
In fact, I saw the thread title and immediately thought, “Virgin Cuba Libre!”
Post # 10
I think it’s an AWESOME idea, but I’m obviously a HUGE BBT fan! Do it up!
Post # 11
cute! maybe get some cocktail napkins printed up explaining this too, with Sheldon’s face with a speech bubble telling guests about the show/drink reference…or even the little molecule that flashes on the screen before/after commercials. That way they can read while they drink it—I’m afraid a sign may get lost…
Post # 12
I think that’s super cute! Do it!
Post # 13
Do it up. Love that show and Sheldon.
Post # 14
@BrooklynWife: Thae napkins are a great idea! We’re having an icecream buffet, but somehow the build your own sundae bar and divorce quote seemed inappropriate. The napkins could be perfect ! I’ll look into the idea!
@Elvis: Glad to know that so many BBT fans immediately make the connection. Other than our parents, I think almost everyone there is a fan.
@Bazinga: Thanks! Every time I see your name on the boards, I smile because I think of Sheldon in the ball pit!
@lanalnoco: Thank you!
@Rouquine: We’re trying to keep the references tasteful, but Mr. C and I are both huge movie and tv buffs, so we’re making subtle nods to all our favorites. It’s impossible not to love Sheldon’s quirkiness!