Hey!! I just surfaced from cleaning out my cupboard. And no, it had nothing to do with New Year resolutions…… When I opened the cupboard to look for something, lots of other things fell out on me – like water bursting out on all those lovely people in Titanic!!
Among the things (which I neatly shoved under the bed) I came across the poetic invitation I’d made for my twins’ 10th birthday bash, years ago. I remember thinking I would do something different that year and came up with this idea, and I did it in just one sitting!! It was probably the poet in me bursting forth like all that water……. in Titanic!! And although I find it quite cheesy now, I’m going to put it out here ‘cos I guess it’s the best way to preserve my writings for posterity.
Disclaimer : The Shakespeares and Wordsworths out there might cringe a bit!!! But here it is…..
Friends, both near and dear
Kindly lend us your ears
We’re turning 10 this year,
And it’s time to cheer…
So bring out your party gear.
It’s the day we’ve been waiting for
Since the last 11 months and more…
We want you to come
And join in the fun.
The date is Twenty
Food, we assure you, will be a-plenty
The month is October
Drinks, however, will be sober!
The venue is – Nihal
In their 1st floor Party hall
You can drop by at seven
The party may go on till eleven
And the Dress…..?
Now that’s something else!!!
All the Uncles and Aunts
Can come in Saris and pants
But children, children….
It’s a fancy dress party
So let’s all be sportive.
The theme is “Dresses of our nation”
So use your imagination
From Kerala to Kashmir
From Assam to Gujarat……
Come dressed in lehenga and choli
Lungi, dhoti or langoti!!! 😉
We’ll do the catwalk together
And give everyone some pleasure.
This is advance intimation in verse
The formal invitation will follow, of course.
With these few words sure to give you a laugh,
This is Anurag and Avinash signing off!
P.S. The little children came in different colourful costumes from around the country and the party was a huge success.
P.S.S. I know you’re dying to know but are too polite to ask – No one came in langoti!!