Red food and red balloons? Bloody Marys? themed piñatas? Pin-the-tampon-on-the-Vagina?
I appreciate the sentiment and even the need (to counter the stigma), but my mind is going into overdrive on snarky comments and parodies, which I will refrain from writing – it’s too easy, and would be branded as too insensitive.
I know women who have done them for their teenage daughters after they have their first period - sans the bloody mary’s of course. A first period can be a sort of traumatic event - especially if you are early with it (not getting it becomes traumatic if you are among the last - in a different fashion). My girlfriends and I took my daughter to lunch and welcomed her into the club when she had hers.
And it sounds like tacky fun to do it as an adult. Heck, who doesn’t like to get drunk and make fun of something that is otherwise a pain in the ass (well, a pain near the ass). My girlfriends are all into menopause now - which creeps up too slowly to celebrate. In terms of inappropriate behavior, its better than shoving dollar bills in the g-string of some girl young enough to be your daughter - which is apparently how men inappropriately let loose.
I guess I can see the point, but seems to me there’s a difference between not being ashamed or embarrassed by a normal bodily function and celebrating it with what sounds like a tacky event. Or is this from the “Any Excuse For A Party” Department?
Huh. Mom and I went out for a “just us girls” lunch to commemorate the first time I got my period. Question is, are these parties for the first time a girl’s gotten her period, or do they have these once a month?