My mother recently threw a bridal shower for my cousin’s fiancée at her home. The preparations for the shower began months in advance, as my mother has a tendency to go all out with parties. We worked all day, and were up very late the night before the shower making sure everything was perfect. The shower began with appetizers and drinks outside under tents in my mom’s garden, and later moved inside for a lovely lunch. I do not know the bride well, and had only met her once or twice at other family events. I was running around outside getting everyone drinks and such, when the bride approached me and said, “I don’t want to miss up your mother’s motif, but we are having issues with bees on the food.”
Seriously? It was an outdoor, afternoon event. There were bees, as there are with every outdoor, afternoon event. I asked the bride what she would like me to do about the bees, and my cousin (her husband-to-be) cut the tension by joking that I should catch them.
I thought it was so rude to complain about the only thing wrong with the lovely party. I would love to hear what others have to say about this situation. 0803-12
I wouldn’t sweat the small stuff even if someone else is. Yes, she should have been more gracious but if Yellow Jackets were dancing all over the food with their little waspish tootsies, I can imagine that would concern some people. Not much a hostess can do about nature though. It’s not like you can spray the food area with propellent bug spray and a vision of a hostess smacking bees dead with a fly swatter around the canapes isn’t that appetizing either. Bride to be simply had no idea that the alternatives were far worse than bees doing the Cha Cha on the avocado dip. Let it go…