Saturday night was the “big-kids” Halloween party and it was honestly one of the most fun nights that I’ve had in São Paulo. The night was full of delicious food, amazing drinks, well-planned games, and the main event…the lip sync competition! Everyone brought their A-game and we realized once again how lucky we are to have this incredible group of friends. Although there is no way to capture the fun of the night, here are some favorite moments….enjoy!
After arriving and socializing on Jeff & Suzanna’s amazing rooftop deck, the party moved indoors for a Billboard Top 40 game. We were split into 4 teams (1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000) where we got to hear 30 seconds of a top-10 song from our year and we had to guess the artist and name of the song. There was also a little intermittent flip-cup involved for bonus points. Michael and I were both on team Y2K and I think we came in second to team 1995.
We started on the first floor but after the first couple performances, we may have gotten a few calls from the neighbors so we moved back upstairs for the remainder of the night.
Now, since the moment that the idea for this party was born, Michael and I had been trying to think of what song we would perform. We took the competition seriously and we wanted to win. We contemplated several options but ultimately our inspiration came from Culhane. We had already ordered him an adorable fox costume and then it hit Michael, we should obviously be doing, “What does the fox say?” We choreographed a routine to roughly match the music video and had regular evening rehearsals — Culhane loved watching us practice! We were a little thrown off when I lost Culhane’s original fox costume that we ordered (I had it in the bottom of my stroller and it fell out on a walk), but luckily our friend Bryan was in the states and we were able to overnight a new outfit for him to bring back.
After everyone performed, we had a “vote” to determine who gave the best performance of the night and I am proud to say that we WON!!
The crowd called for an acceptance speech and Michael obliged by saying that the only way to truly commemorate the moment was with an encore performance! Who calls for their own encore?!?! I was not in favor of doing it again but by that point we were sort of committed so, back to the stage we went.
We may have kept our little ones up a tiny bit past their bed-time but it was totally worth it and they had a great time too.
Big thanks to Team Glitter — Jeff, Suzanna, Colby & Hayden — for all of the hard work, planning and hosting that went into the event. It truly could not have been better.