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Old 09-01-2019, 02:01 PM
nelliebly is offline
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,780
I think it'd be fun to have a gender reveal party, and the reveal shows...purple.

I agree that too many of life's moments get the Hollywood treatment. The most egregious is weddings, which in some cases have become a Broadway show:

groom sings to the bride (or vice-versa) during the ceremony*
couple's first dance is choreographed
father-daughter dance is choreographed
costume-changes for bride between wedding scene and reception scene

It's all directed outward, toward the audience (guests, youtube, social media). People aren't there to witness the vows and celebrate the marriage; they're there to be impressed by an extravaganza. Not that all weddings are like this. My kids' were beautifully low-key.

*In one I attended, the groom sang to the bride from a church balcony. Everyone applauded.