Weekend Winks – Party On!

‘Tis the season to get shitfaced…

Holly Jolly Drunk Girls

Holly jolly drunk girls.

This weekend was filled with parties galore and while I am never one to say no to an invitation, I was lucky enough to be hosting both. On Friday, our company party was once again held at the Fontanel Mansion (where Barbara Mandrell and her family used to reside). Being that she was my idol, I always feel the need to pinch myself when I get to primp in what was once her actual bathroom.


OMG! CBXB mania in Babs’ bathroom.

While fooling around at the gun range in the basement (yes, this mansion has a gun range that happens to house the four-wheeler Gretchen Wilson used in her “Redneck Woman” video), I had to photo bomb a perfectly precious picture, naturally.

Photo bomb

Mama CBXB telling me Santa is watching and I’ll be naughty listed. Whatevs.

Although I refrained from trying any of Barbara’s dresses on this year (I shoved my ass in one last year of course) I did try to swim on top of the pool that was covered in plastic.

Pool party anyone?

Pool party anyone?

While I was extremely busy being a hostess with the mostess, my twins in Iowa were taking in their first parade.

Taking their first parade extremely serious.

Taking this parading shit seriously.

And Auntie CBXB was in recovery Saturday morning as Princess B ate all of the frosting that was supposed to go on her Christmas cookie.

Cookie Monster.

A gal after my own heart.

Party prep was underway all Saturday at my mini manse as I was hosting a ladies ugly sweater party. My outfit was complete thanks to velcro and bows minutes before the start.

Side One.

Side One.

Rear view.

Rear view.

Mismatched tablecloths helped set the ugly tone.

F'ugly decor

Decor gone wild.

Thankfully my pink tinsel tree is so gaudy it can be inserted with any party theme and fit right in.

Gifts wrapped and under the pink fabulous

Ugly or fabulous? You be the judge.

The photo-op was set and ready to be manhandled by girls galore.

All dressed up with no one at home.

All dressed up with no one at home.

I forced welcomed mama CBXB to stay and party the weekend away with me.


Hostess #1 and #2.

As the shindig started, grand entrances were made by every guest.

Grand entrances were made.

The Grand Marshall of grand entrances.

Usual suspects arrived one by one to my mini manse door.

Usual suspects arrived one by one.

Loving on some First Mate.

The Queen of Jell-O shots was sure everyone had a chance to consume one (or 12) of the gelatinous goodness.

Jell-O shots at the ready.

Don’t let her sweet smile fool you – you WILL be taking a Jell-O shot whether you like it or not.

My favorite male made an appearance to snoop be our designated photographer.

Dada CBXB made an appearance to be our photographer.

Dad never fails to make a party more fun.

Pretty sure he also came so that I could serve him Easy Cheese straight from the can.

Easy does it.

Easy does it.

You know at a party full of women a few selfies were snapped.

Selfie 1,892,391

Selfie 1,892,391 of the evening.

And photos of selfies were also captured.

Selfie x 2.

We can’t get enough of ourselves.

A party of mine isn’t complete without a contest and the winner of the ugliest outfit showed up in a cat vest accompanied by a Teddy Bear pin. So this outfit winning was a no brainer. Well that and she looked truly heinous thanks to her threads.

Ugliest outfit contest winner. Fellow sizzle reel.

My sizzle reel gal pal takes home the top prize.

All in all one fabulously festive evening with some of the best gals on the planet.

All in all a fabulously ugly night with the ladies!

I wish we knew how to have fun.

I do have a feeling that my grape martinis ended up making some of my friends feel stupendous on Sunday morning…

Hello Sunday. I hate you.

Hello Sunday. I hate you.

But luckily for me, I recovered with the best breakfast a hungover gal could ask for…Easy Cheese.

Brunch 'n' munch.

Brunch ‘n’ munch.

Here’s hoping you have a party or two to attend this holiday season. If not, I’ll be giving you tips on how to throw your own ugly sweater soiree tomorrow.




30 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Party On!

  1. Hello Sunday I hate you may go down in history books as THE best example of a picture being worth a thousand words…and a few choice words after the subject realizes it is on a blog!
    CLASSIC AWESOME party – you know I am SO into the cheese in a can!!!!

  2. Amazing rear view shot! I wouldn’t like to sit down in that outfit. πŸ™‚

  3. kellisamson says:

    That looks like WAY more fun that the ugly sweater breakfast we have at work. And I always look forward to the low-down on your party at Barbara’s place each year!

  4. SwittersB says:

    now I’m not sure I could take you home to Mom!

  5. JMC813 says:

    Partying in style once again I see. Somewhat awesome on the creativity and fun scale. BTW anything in an aerosol can that says cheese “SNACK” has to be awesome. Deadly but awesome. Cheers CBXB.

    • In regard to the snack cheese in a can, I’m simply trying to get ahead of the game in my annual 8 lb weight gain over the holidays. So score for me! It’s no holiday for me unless it’s filled with parties, naturally. πŸ™‚ Shocked?

  6. The tree is fabulous, as are you. I’m so proud of you. I don’t recall any cat pics during this entire post!!!!

    I love spray cheese on a Ritz with green olives. Do good.

  7. Phil Lanoue says:

    Were you able to fire off a few rounds at Barbara’s gun range?
    In the pink tree photo I kept looking for a kitty head to be peaking out somewhere. Could it be they were sleeping?! Nah…
    Loved the potty pic!

    • We kept the firearms under lock and key just so everyone left the party with body parts in tact! The kitty heads are under the tree, thankfully. They like hiding behind the presents, laying on their backs looking up at the pink lights like they’re the most fabulous things they’ve ever seen. (Which they are, naturally)

  8. markbialczak says:

    You can’t even be ugly when you try, CBXB. Your friend on the throne on Sunday morning was feeling pretty green, though. You were evil to her the night before. You just Easy Cheesed your way through the hangover, party master. BTW, one lucky dad on Saturday night. πŸ™‚

  9. One can never have enough bows on their frock!

  10. Looks like someone will be swigging from the old egg nog and Jack Daniels bottles this holiday season!

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