Party Girl

Party Girl

by Jill Norman LeBlanc

Attention all party coordinators, all divas who love to be pampered, and all women who love to bask in the company of close friends: Take lessons from Mrs. Lou Patin. The first invitation I received read, "A Royal Gathering." The second declared "There is an ole' Queen" and the third said, "She knows how to rock your world." And rock Lafonda Lou did on June 20 as she celebrated her 51st birthday. The private dining room was the perfect setting and noise buffer for Lou's friends and family. Rowdiness was not part of this function; it was more like a woman's retreat filled with laughter and lots of pink accessories. There were tiaras, sashes, and regalia fitting every Queen in attendance. Lou's family and many of her friends stopped by to pay homage to "Lutifa" and celebrate all her favorite things. Throwing her own party, she turns the tables and gives gifts. Each partygoer left with a handful of "sussies" to take home, including classy Lou's customized CD of her greatest hits. Party Girl was very flattered to be personally invited by the Queen Lutifa. I especially loved my fabulous pink coffee

mug with diamond-like rhinestones hugging the mug's curves, and Lu-Vitra party pills for headaches. Funny, but true, the Lu-Vitra party pills tasted just like M&Ms and they even looked just like them. But they weren't as sweet as Lou or her birthday, as everyone can attest that the day was filled with laughter, love and many cheers.

From Lutifa to Luau and many others in between, Party Girl's presence was requested at The Garden View Assisted Living of Lafayette. They celebrated their third anniversary on June 6 with a Hawaiian Luau Party. The building was decorated with beautiful Hawaiian d├ęcor, and the residents, staff and guests also dressed for the occasion. Everyone enjoyed wonderful island cuisine and danced to the music by "The Tropic Hoppers" of Lafayette. No coaxing needed for the lucky guy who asks to dance with Party Girl; I love flattery and loved being asked to dance by the gentlemen in attendance before I had to head home to rest for my next shindig.

Party On! ' PG