To celebrate, we had a Good "B" Bye Party to see her off. She had heard about my old letter parties back in my immediate post-college days and thought it sounded fun. We both agreed an M for Meghann party didn't offer enough options and B was the optimal letter. A "B" Party was Born!
My great friend Sam (she's Meghann's great friend too!) and I set to planning. We made B shaped invitations that were personally delivered strung to a banana - that's where the fun began!
For a letter party, essentially, everything revolves around that letter. People dress in clothes beginning with the letter, bring food beginning with the letter, listen to B music and play B games.
A smattering of offerings: banana bread, bruschetta, bacon bites, bear bread bites, baked apples, bacon and brocolli quiche, bread and butter, balls of chocolate, bon bons, and more. And, because this is a bi-lingual party, Portuguese and English, we had all the Portuguese B words to bring: bolachas, bolo, beijinos, batatas and more! My personal favorite for creativity (and taste!) - the Bolo de Bocaria = Dump Cake! Bocaria is what the city dump here is called. Hilarious!
We played Bingo and Bean Bags in a Bucket and Bowling for Bottles. No one was interested in the Backgammon but it was on offer. We Beaded Bracelets for Meghann and we made a Book of cards for her as well. She was presented with a Bouquet of Blooms and Blossoms (although there were no blue ones to be found in the city!) and we had Bunting Banners of B words around the walls.
Sam poses with his strike, the first of the night . . .
Natalie won Bingo three times in a row!!!
The real creativity shone thru in people's outfits. Although it wasn't "required" to wear a costume (we thought, blue, brown, black, boots, belts, etc.) many people did!
Batman, Beany Baby, a Bag, a Bow, a Bankcard, Boxers and Bikinis and Brown robes, a Bearded lady, Beauty Queen and even a Bride. One of my favs was a British offering, Bill and Ben, whom I don't know but thought was so clever!
If you're looking for a fun theme party, I highly recommend a letter party!