I got an answer --
We got the invitation! It's beautiful. I can't wait.
I need some guidance for packing when you have a minute. Did I misunderstand about it being a costume party? Does "dress your best" mean "evening gown" best, "cocktail dress'" best, "casual best," or something else? Sorry to be so dense!
Have fun with the rest of the preparations. See you soon!
Portland is,indeed, the stereotypical cold and wet NW.
Since Purim is the weekend of the Bat Mitzvah, we decided to go for a "masquerade" theme .So it lends itself to dressing fancy, and bringing a mask to wear if you are into it?( not a costume party per say).I will have fun masks at some of the tables.
Hope that helps?
She is nice, isn't she?
I like that she seems to have thought I was asking about weather, too -- so less focus on the wording of the invitation. Now I have my answer: a party outfit of some kind, not casual. I suppose "dressing fancy" would mean evening gown to some, but I am not getting that vibe. Even if that's what they're envisioning, I can't see people wearing that unless the invitation said black tie or "ball" or something. But I'm going to keep it at the less dressy end of the range, as I'm sure that others will be confused by the invitation, too, and some will guess, as I did, less dressy than that.
Thank you all for your help. Toots, you always know what to do!