Tuesday, April 10, 2012

party rock is in the house tonight


The Husband's childhood sweetheart, The Croupier, turned 30 on Saturday and Le Petit Village's town hall was filled with balloons, banners, friends, and family all for her.

In France, celebrations tend to run late in the night. Like L A T E. As in the cake comes out after midnight, and in this case, 2a.m. So after I stuffed myself full of birthday macarons, I called it a night and crawled into bed at 3a.m., plenty late for me, but that meant I missed the 3:30a.m. arrival of Brother-in-Law and Child Bride (there needs to be a new term for fashionably late, maybe we'll call that, unfashionably late). The Husband made it home a little after 5a.m. which didn't bode too well for Easter lunch the next day but that's a story for another time.

Back to the party.

The birthday girl was surprised by a flash mob that we performed to ♫ Party Rock is in the House Tonight ♫.

{everybody just have a good time}
{shake that}

But The Croupier couldn't stand to be left out and jumped on the dance floor to join in on the fun (that's her on the left). You know, because everyday she's shuffling (that's funny on so many levels).

bisou

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  2. I'm so confused right now - so...you can get an anniversaire banner and LMFAO (presumably on vinyl?), but you cant get hot cross buns. Happy Birthday Croupier!
    (spelling mistakes above...like, bad ones...)

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  3. Stop it! Surprise Flash Mob! Too cool. I'd love to see a video. I can't believe the cake came out at 2 am, party animals - love it!

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  4. Oh my! That is very unfashionably late!!! 5am? They know how to do it up in France. Must have been a long day that next morning :)

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  5. I came over hoping for a chuckle and you never let me down! I had a big smile at the title alone. I want to be part of a flash mob!! How fun would that be?! Now when I hear that song I'll think of you and smile. xo

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  6. Oh my God, I don't know whether I'd want to be flash-mobbed on my birthday or part of the flash-mob itself. Maybe I'll make like The Croupier and just join in at some point..

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  7. I love that presumably you all danced up such a hot storm that the window in the back has been opened by the second photo :-) Sounds like a fun night....looking forward to hearing about The Husband's (well, your) Easter morning now. Shuffles.....tee-hee!

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    1. It was boiling in there! We got that window open asap! 80 people in a small room, with the heat on, feels like a jungle.

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  8. It looks like so much fun!! And I can relate to late parties...On Christmas, the wild boar (sp?) was served after midnight!!

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  9. Can I come to your next party!? Man, that looks like a blast! I love how French parties go late into the night, so fun. Thanks for sharing, it reminds me of a few years back having 5 hour meals in Paris :)

    ox, amanda

    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

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  10. Ha! So funny :) look at you all! Party on!!

    lesli

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  11. how fun! I love the flash mobs.

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  12. Childhood sweeatheart? How young were they? I might find that a little unsettling

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    1. They were young, hence the term, 'childhood sweetheart'. And I don't find it unsettling at all, they have a history and a friendship, and I think it's lovely that they are still in each other's lives. If I didn't trust my husband, I wouldn't have married him.

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  13. What does Croupier translate to in English??

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    1. A croupier is like a dealer at a casino. So get it... she shuffles cards... everyday she's shuffling! (I'm very clever) :P

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  14. everyday she's shufflin' LOVE it :D

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  15. Flash mob? to LMFAO? AWESOME!!

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  16. looks like a lot of fun!!
    Thanks for the comment and suggestion on the book. I will definitely check it out :D

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  17. i wish norwegian parties were this fun. at norwegian parties im basically dodging vomit. people here cant socially enjoy drinking at all!

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  18. Hi Sara Louise, thank you so much for stopping by my blog - came over to say hi and so glad I did! You lucky thing - living in Provence and having mad parties aswell!!! I used to live in Paris - my French wasn't great either - but I got by. One day I'd love to be fluent! Love your blog and will happily follow all your adventures in La Belle France!

    A Bientot mon ami,

    Sharon

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  19. What a fun party and now I can't get that song out of my head!! This post really made me smile!
    PS Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked the Easter cupcake - I would love to recreate it. It even had another mini creme egg in the middle of the cake! What a delicious surprise!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  20. Everyday you're shuffling!

    Inspired by your Rock Anthem photos, I'm totally doing the running man in my head right now. Thanks...I needed that!

    Did "Alexandrie, Alexandra" creep into the playlist at any point? : ) That song always comes on after my 90th glass of champagne and I embarrass myself by trying to dance like a Claudette. Good times.

    And thank you, thank you, thank you, for your well wishes. All of your notes and messages meant so much to me. I love the blogosphere. :)

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    1. It's SO funny that you mentioned Alexandra, Alexandra because I was going to put the video for it on this post! Because yeah, I was feeling like a Claudette possessed with that song came on!

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  21. Party atmosphere coming through loud and clear - you didn't do Le Madison as well did you?!

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  22. Everyday she's shufflin makes me laugh. A x

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  23. You crack me up... :-) Looks like y'all had a fab time!

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  24. This looks like an amazing night! I love the flash mob idea- thoughtful AND fun :) Haha wow 3:30am is late arrival... :p

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  25. It's hilarious that the French love American music so much. I love to watch them try and sing the words then you ask them what they are singing about and they never have a clue! Kills me every time. Looks like everyone in LPV was bringing down the house :)
    Ashley (backyardprovence)

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  26. This party sounds like it was a blast!! It's awesome that you guys did a flash mob for the birthday girl. I'm sure she'll remember it forever. It really shows how much you all love her. It is just so sweet. If I ever come to France, I'm partying with you guys :)
    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  27. What a great idea for a birthday party! I'd love a flash mob on mine, I'd probably join in too!

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