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Gimme Ghoul

Ooops, I accidentally posted this yesterday. It was submitted last year hence the “Saturday, October 11th” date. I have no idea what “FMI” means.

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  • Typo Tat October 14, 2010, 4:03 am

    Throwing a graveyard party for a large group of strangers is the most irresponsible thing ever. That graveyard is sure to be trashed.

    I don’t see anything wrong with throwing yourself a birthday party, but asking others to finance said party and bring gifts are both very tacky!

  • Amanda October 14, 2010, 5:19 am

    The only thing tackier about throwing your own birthday party and asking outright for gifts is having the party on the graves of the departed. That’s just disgusting to me. It’s like dancing on someone’s grave.

  • Bint October 14, 2010, 8:14 am

    Yikes indeed!

  • boz October 14, 2010, 10:05 am

    Given the location, I took this as a joke and would treat it as such. The tackiness and greed of it know no bounds if it is for real.

  • Lizajane October 14, 2010, 12:12 pm

    FMI Feed Me Indulgently?…

  • RP October 14, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Given that ladycrim has confirmed that this was an open invitation and that it was originally posted on an Internet forum, I have to assume that either the invite writer was a huge idiot to invite an unknown number of people, and strangers at that, to their home or that they really did plan on having a birthday party in a graveyard.

    A nice, quite gathering could be OK. I can see a family doing that before or after visiting a grave. But a birthday party? I’m with Amanda; it’s way too close to dancing on someone’s grave. If it were just a picnic it’d be fine for it to be potluck. But it’s a birthday party. If they’re already going to be bringing gifts then you shouldn’t also make them bring the food.

    Gah, this is just all wrong!

  • Laura October 14, 2010, 1:47 pm

    FMI….for more Information?

    I wouldn’t take the request for gifts too seriously judging by the informal inviation. But still, its tacky

  • Double Zero October 15, 2010, 11:31 am

    Wow. This is the wrongest invitation I’ve ever seen.

    “Hey people I don’t know in person, or at all! I’m going to be hanging out in a graveyard. Dress up and come bring me food and presents and we’ll party!”

    A thousand times no.

  • Sharon October 16, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Wait a minute… I feel so foolish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought that invite thingy was a joke that the ADMIN made herself to give us a laugh.


    Good God!

  • Kat October 17, 2010, 2:07 am

    Well maybe they just decorated their own yard to look like a graveyard. You know, like kids might invite other kids to a “circus birthday” that wasn’t AT the circus, just circus-themed. The cemetery on the invitation isn’t necessarily a pic of where they’re going to be.

  • AS October 19, 2010, 10:18 am

    Given that it is dated in October, I am tempted to think it is a pre-Halloween, themed party, and hence called a “graveyard party”. The picture is not necessarily that of the venue (usually one doesn’t send only the picture of the place where the party will be held, even if it is the most famous location in the town rather than a tombstones in a graveyard). But the “bring gifts” part is very tacky. Except for the “bring me gifts, it is my Birthday” part and that it was in an open forum, I can imagine this invitation from some of my friends who love throwing themed parties.

  • Daisy October 28, 2010, 1:35 pm

    The ‘bring me gifts and food’ is just plain rude. As far as having a party in a graveyard….the people are dead. I doubt they care…..It’s their living loved ones that should be taken into consideration. I seriously doubt they would be amused at the prospect of partying going on right on top of Uncle Eugene.

  • Nina February 16, 2011, 5:33 pm

    A graveyard picnic is usually an activity to celebrate the life of the deceased. Shockingly it is supposed to be a picnic (read as: middle of the day to early afternoon). Sometimes to show some deceased that they weren’t forgotten. More often than not it is for people who are not related to the host(ess) or who have died long before the attendees could have met them. Activities are things like headstone etchings and maintaining the plots and occasionally a scavenger hunt. To have one as a birthday celebration is BEYOND tacky. To have one after dark is inconsiderate. This entire event shows a complete and utter lack of respect to the deceased and their families.

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