Date: May 01, 2012 02:30PM
My daughter and I were reminiscing about her high school days. The high school she attended is in a small town in the northwest with a large population of mormons (we used to call it BYU-Prep). She reminded me of the time she gave a "tacky party". We thought of tacky things to serve (ritz crackers in the box with a can of cheeze whiz next to it, spam on toothpicks, etc.) The kids came dressed in tacky clothes with a tacky prize for the funniest. (One gal came with toilet paper sticking out of her skirt). When we were looking for tacky decorations we went to second- hand stores for faded plastic flowers, ugly hand crafted nick-nacks...we hit pay dirt when we found the Deseret store! You get the idea...Anyway it was a lot of fun and one of the things we remember most is that her mormon friends didn't get it! They had a complete failure to grasp the concept. Thought it was an okay party but couldn't understand what the whole "tacky" thing was about. Go figure.