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Lessons Learned from a Pajama Party

 Last week I attended a pajama exchange party.  Basically a bunch of women got together for wine, appetizers and a game of pajama exchange stealing. The evening was fun on so many levels.  Our hostess has a beautiful home with perfect decorations, she had delicious appetizers and never-ending wine.  (When will I learn that I always have one glass too many?)  I only knew half of the fabulous women before arriving, but loved the other half I met enough to friend them on Facebook.  I think this is rare.  Usually, you meet new people, enjoy chatting with them and don’t give it another thought.  I don’t know if it was the combination of wine and pajamas, but I am a fan of all of these gals.

AND, I went home with fabulous pajamas – deliciously soft light blue reindeer pants with a tank top that had a reindeer with a TIARA!  These pajamas were clearly designed for me.  Our hostess also gave us each a pair fo sexy underwear, which is great, because since becoming a mom, my underwear isn’t always sexy!

In addition to enjoying myself and drinking a tad more than I had planned, I also learned many valuable lessons.  Unfortunately, some of them are too delicate to share on my blog, but think of women, wine and sleepwear and imagine the conversations!  So here’s a few things I can pass on:

  • Comfort is more coveted than sex appeal.  All of the pajamas were beautiful, but some of the most fought over were the kind of thing you hate to take off even to wash!
  • When you hope to prevent your gift from being stolen, stuff it in your bra!
  • Not wearing underwear with a thick seamed pair of work-out pants might lead to pleasure… (note this is tamer than the lessons I can’t write about…)  I should also say that one piece of advice in particular was so appreciated by my husband that he encouraged me to spend much more time with this group of women!
  • Men mistake hot flashes for an invitation.  Just because the pajamas come off doesn’t mean…
  • Book clubs are not just for readers, some just come for the wine!
  • As I have said before, women will come up with any excuse to get together and drink.  (Hell, I have even met virtually with a group of writers while we tweeted and drank wine).

At this party we talked about putting together a book club that would meet at a nightclub (yes, really) and it got me to thinking, what other “reasons” could we come up with to get together, drink some wine and laugh like school girls? 

This is where you come in!  What ideas do you have for a female get togethers?  I am looking for something that sounds like it’s legitimate (so that husbands don’t think twice about watching the kids) like a book club, but can be done over cocktails.  I am also a fan of anything that fuels humor and over-sharing!

Laughing is good for the soul and alcohol is good for everything else!

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  1. December 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Have you ever been to a naughty girl party? It’s like a tupperware party for women over 18! Those are really fun and the girls all get drunk because half are just so embarrassed to be there (plus you can get some good stuff too!).

  2. KLZ
    December 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I used to host a yearly underwear grab bag – lots of fun, for sure!

    Now please share the more descriptive parts of the evening – I can always use tips.

  3. December 6, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I keep hearing about all kinds of recipe exchanges and cookie exhanges the double as wine parties but I’d much rather be at a wine party with pajamas… Your friends are way better than my friends.

  4. December 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

    my friend has a “sparkle” party, which consists of making jewelry like beaded necklaces and earrings with some cocktails! definitely a good combo of being creative, going home with some jewelry and having a good time with your girls. love the PJ party idea though, definitely gonna try to do that one!

  5. Laurie
    June 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    lmfao you used my crappy princess pic. XD

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  2. December 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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