Sunday, April 15, 2007
A Lucky Friday the 13th for Joy...
My Dear Manager
Times Plaza People
The New Corp. Comm. Family
French Boy Sebie and Dear Joy
All-Around Boy: From Party Organizer to Food Server
Yesterday, I threw a "surprise" party for my manager, Joy. As I've previously mentioned, she's leaving because she wants to become a full-time mom (at least, for now). I have only worked with her for only a year, but I have really learned a lot from her and she was both a mentor and a friend.
Anyway, despite the limited resources, I was able to put together a somewhat successful going away party for my dear manager. Originally, the theme I wanted was "Stepford Wives," since Joy is now going to spend most of her time taking care of her daughter and her family. I wanted to make the party an afternoon tea party, but alas, we had limited resources.
Instead, it became a potluck party and it was quite good because the party turned out to be more fun and exciting. After getting Joy's closest colleagues to confirm, I was able to book a venue and then assigned people to bring a particular dish.
At the very last minute, I was able to think of a theme. Since it was Friday the 13th, the party theme sort of was a la "Practical Magic." One of the highlights of the afternoon program was reading "good luck" messages/wishes for our dear friend. These messages were meant to start her Book of Fortune, which according to what I found is very useful in generating luck.
After the messages, we asked everyone to stand up and form a circle around Joy and we chanted a "magic spell" meant to cast away all the bad luck of Friday the 13th and to bring in good luck for Joy and everyone present.
Health I bring you,
happiness too, wealth herein
and all for YOU
I thought the party was a successful one, and so did many others. (Hahaha! I swear, organizing themed parties has got to be one of my biggest OGTs!)
Good luck, Mamooch! The party was the least I can do to say "thank you" for everything.