Lose the shoes for a great party
This is a bit of a cheat this week. I loved Onthehomefont’s blog on Do you need shoes to be party hardy? – ie does taking your shoes off mean your party is, well, BORING. This was a little too close to home, what with the party season coming up and I’d just emailed the following invite:
We have moved into temporary accommodation – the servants quarters/writers’ garret/franklytooexpensiveforus – a posh pad that overlooks the skyline of London and has a garden the size of a park.
Come and enjoy the views along with a few Christmas drinks…erm, no shoes, no red wine, no spillages…ok if you want to wear shoes, drink red wine and spill stuff stay in the kitchen. Or the park. Or write us a cheque. On second thoughts give us cash. Other than that, come and RELAX!!!
Please RSVP so we know how many packets of crisps to buy.
You see we’ve just moved into a rental property where the carpets are cream and lush…I love parties. But hate the clearing up. And this isn’t our place to destroy. But the place we’re trying to buy is perfect party material – it’s stuck in the 1960s and needs a bit of tender loving care. We can throw a party there and everyone can turn up in muddy walking shoes for all we care.
Still, here’s the conundrum, is it bad manners to ask your party-loving friends to take their shoes off before having a good time? And if you do this, does it mean you are STIFF PARTY BORES? Slightly worried because no one has said they are coming …
So where do you stand on the shoes on/off at parties?