Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Offering advice on how to enjoy a successful New Year’s Eve party right now smacks of closing the barn door after the horse has run off…but Mr. Debonair knows that good parties take place all year long.

Tip One:

Invite convivial, intelligent, cultured people.

A typical crowd of convivial, cultured party-goers.
SWMBO, Elder Daughter, Laura Belle, Don, Mickey, the Mistress of Sarcasm, JoAnn, Gary, Elisson.

If your guests behave as though they were raised by wolves, your house will be trashed, your reputation damaged, and you may very possibly find a turd in your punchbowl. Avoid this tragic outcome by selecting your guests carefully. Good partygoers can get their drink on without getting overly bibulous and carry on conversations even with people they do not know well. They are fun to be around at all times. If you don’t have friends like this, find some immediately.

Tip Two:

Be sure you have adequate supplies of Food and Drink. Especially Drink, for if you have enough to drink, you won’t give a shit about the food.

Serve plenty of Mango-Tinis.
Cran-apple juice, squeeze of lemon, and a hearty dose of Finlandia Mango Vodka, shaken and strained into a Martini glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

It is especially helpful if your beverage of choice matches your clothing. Not only does it look suave, it minimizes the damage when you dump your Mango-Tini all over yourself.

Match your drink color to your clothes.
When you’re half in the bag, you’ll make less of a mess!

Tip Three:

Make sure everyone gets home safely. Call a cab, or be prepared to put people up if necessary.

Mr. Debonair and his family wish you the happiest of New Years...and the most enjoyable parties in 2007!

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