Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mendhi Party!

Asalam Alaikum,
Yesterday night we went to my friend Ammena'a mendhi party. It was a lot of fun, and her in laws seem like really nice people, mashAllah.

The setup was beautiful, the main color was orange with hanging icicle lights. The main stage for the bride and groom had a beautiful swing draped with a rainbow of different colored flowers(still with the main orange theme). There was also a dance floor set up! Even though I don't dance(it would not be pretty if I did, let me tell you!) it was great to see everyone having such a fun time.

At almost every function I go to I always have some random, weird little wardrobe malfunction(like at my sister in law's shadi the drawstring of my dress peeked out from the side:-( ), and this party was no different. This time I was ready, I tied my drawstring extra tight and tucked it in, I managed to fashionably set my dupatta all by myself, and then we were off in the taxi. When we got to the party and went inside to say hello, I wondered why I was walking so comfortably and why my shoes slipped off so easily when we went in the house. I sat down and was chatting with Ammena when it occurred to me. I immediately got up and went back to the doorway to check my shoes. Truly a huge facepalm moment, after carefully getting dressed up, I had left my fancy rhinestone and bead encrusted heels in the main entrance to our house and worn my grungy house chapples(flip flops). Errrg! When we got home I asked Tariq and his sister both- when ever we leave for a party please, oh please, check my foot wear! Alhamdulilah, one of Ammena's husband's cousins kindly lent me a pair of her shoes, and so I didn't have to walk around the party in my house chapples. Extra big thank you to the sweet cousin!

MashAllah, everything was wonderful, the music was good, and the food was great, and I can't wait until Sunday(only tomorrow!) for the Valima. Everyone pray for me and my wardrobe, I will be attempting a sari!


Thinking said...

hmm...Sari...? Wow....

Enjoy yourself.

Aishah said...

Salam Thinking,
Thank you!

This will be the first time I have worn a Sari to a real function outside of the house, so I am a bit worried about how it will go.

Anonymous said...

ohh, I have left the house many times in my house sandals... but not to a fancy event!! Good luck with the sari... use lots of safety pins, that will help keep the sari in place and hopefully avoid any possible wardrobe malfunction!

Aishah said...

Hi Saathi,

Yesterday afternoon I was thinking the same thing and bought two packs of safety pins when we went shopping!

I have already set out the fancy shoes and I am going to hide the house chapples just in case, now lets all hope I manage to remember to put on the fancy shoes and not just go barefoot! ;-)

Adventurous Ammena said...

insha'Allah the shoe situation will be under control.. if not, you can always borrow mine :D I know they are just going to kill me tonight!! :(

luckyfatima said...

bwahahaha that's too funny about the chappals. Once when we were kids my mom wore her furry house slippers to the mall by accident. It get's a little TOO easy to do thing like that when you have kids, no. You still looked great, mashallah. Lucky for the life saving cousin.

I usually put elastic in my zaarband/naara and don't use the strings. It is very no hassle.

I am sure you will do great with your sari!

Roshni said...

Salaams; Please give my ‘mubarak and good wishes/duas to SR Amena! I’ve been thinking of her. I often wish I could comment on her blog but she has those visual verification characters on and as I am vision impaired, I can’t comment!
Re: shoes; I once left the house in fluffy slippers to go to a job interview! It was terrible; and it was too late to go home and change them! Needless to say I did not get that job! I had a disaster with a sari too, but I don’t want to mention it; Insha Allah you got on OK with it today!

Adventurous Ammena said...

Roshni.. I did not know this.. insha'Allah I will take it off for you and others who I detect have problems too and I look forward to your comments :)