Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
Spinning off this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pet-peeves-about-throwing-parties/
What is the worst party you were ever a guest at? Not a wedding, just a party. Mine was the Halloween party we were at this weekend. It was thrown by DH’s friends. We got there about 30 minutes after they had wanted to start (they like to be prompt, none of this dropping and and out stuff) and they weren’t ready. Decorations not up, no food, they’re not in costumes. A couple of other guests were already there. We set up the appetizers we had made and I opened the wine I had brought. They asked for a glass. Party is BYOB, they don’t provide alcohol for anyone, but apparently also didn’t get any for themselves. Ok no problem. THey then disappear into the back of their apartment for a solid hour to do costumes and make-up. Other people keep arriving, we are opening their door, greeting guests we don’t know, generally acting as hosts. They don’t say hi to half their guests. We sit around watching the Halloween movie they’d put on, then it ends. We go get them, ask what to do next, they eventually wander out and put on another movie and finish putting up decorations. There are probably 20 people at this party by now, many of whom don’t know one another. They only interact with about 5 people, all his friends from law school. We finally left around 10, as she was starting to chop vegetables to make the dinner. Everyone is starving, a couple of people who planned well were rather drunk. It was just a total lack of consideration for their guests start to finish. And boring. And they made a big deal out of BYOB and potluck but had nothing for their guests at all. Very weird.
Share your worst party moments. Please keep it fun–I mean this thread to be lighthearted ranting only.
Post # 2
I have a tie.
First: NYE party a few years ago that turned out to not be a party at all. There were maybe 10 of us. No music, no decorations, no drinks besides wine (which is fine, but where was the champagne? What about beer?). No countdown – I had to look it up on my phone and do it for the group. Just, not a good time.
Second: This was supposed to be a fun reunion, but when we showed up, everyone was in sports coats and business attire on a Saturday. No thanks. Lots of fancy finger foods, but no beer?? No music. Lots of schmoozing. It felt like a work event and I hated it! I got out of there quickly.
Post # 3
Yikes. I always think in situations like that that they must have had a huge fight right before starting to get ready and then were too mad to actually get anything together. I mean, why else, right?
The worst party I’ve ever been to was when I visited a friend at a University in Boston. I wasn’t used to the “frat life”, so maybe it was just a matter of style. But what was theoretically supposed to be a fun frat party was maybe around 10-15 people in jerseys watching basketball. Some girls were doing something that got out of hand (don’t think I saw what, why or how) and the guys who lived there kicked them out, telling them to come back when they’ve “learned how to drink”. Nothing too horrible but I can say it was disappointing.
Post # 4
soontobeMrsBoo: I went to a 4 hour long bridal shower. The bride, bless her heart, felt the need to go into an Oscar worthy speech (complete with tears) after opening each individual gift. Seriously you made your own registry, you don’t have to pretend to be surprised at the gifts you received. My 2 friends and I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there.
Post # 5
Oh no – worst party was one I helped throw, now that I remember it. It was supposed to be in honor of one of our work colleagues, but this friend of mine at the time proposed we hosted it at her place. It turned out to be a mix of really normal, beer drinking coworkers of mine and privileged Philippina expat women/drag queens who hadn’t thought to buy beer. I still bury my head ostrich-style thinking of it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2015 - Antique Rose Emporium
This year’s Coworker Halloween party was held at my house. ____ and myself are the two managers. ____ is in her third trimester of pregnancy. ____ kept taking shots. Drinking my wine I had poured for myself, when I wasn’t looking. She got wasted…talk about white trash. I wanted to make a thread on WB about it actually, but it kept coming out REALLY long. Anyway, she has a huge baby bump and everyone was watching her take shots and didn’t say a word bc she is the big boss everyone’s intimidated by…well, I’m not afraid of her, so I told her to go home. She didn’t take it well.
Oh, also at this same party, at one point a couple of the girls’ boyfriends/husbands disappeared. They were smoking pot in my backyard and one of them had a gun out and was talking about shooting off my fiance’s foot for telling them to stop smoking.
We keep it classy, as you can see.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
honeybee2014: That NYE party sounds like my Halloween party. Maybe it was the same people.
geneva2: You would think right? Nope. They’re just disorganized. And I think the drag queen/beer swilling dudes mix sounds fun! I would have liked to be a fly on the wall for that.
Aquaria: Oh lordy.
2YorkiesMama: Oh my goodness. Was Monday morning the most awkward? Did she address it at all? That’s awful. <br />The pot story reminds me–we once had to kick one of my co-workers out of our party because he was wasted-faced and kept trying to jump in the neighbors swimming pool… which was only about 2 feet full…. He got all belligerent when we were like, either come inside or go home. Worst part is, he started dating one of my friends so we saw him all the time–he’s like that every time he gets drunk. No boundaries. He damaged our super nice pots and pans banging them on NYE, then denied it was him even though he’d left us a note about it the night before. Sigh. Some people should have their alcohol privileges revoked–they just can’t handle nice things.