An open letter to parents after Zoe’s party

The Vodka-Strawberry Creams

The Vodka-Strawberry Creams

Dear Parents (and children) who attended Zoe’s wonderful party yesterday,

Thank you all for making the afternoon a success!

On the whole, everyone had a great time, especially Zoe. There is, however, an issue that has been raised with me. An issue that I know we can all resolve with poise and respect, as I know you all will do.

I know that many of you are upstanding, Christian people and citizens of high morals. I certainly did not anticipate the reaction that the ‘vodka strawberry creams’ would have. It certainly was not my intention to deliberately mislead any of you, nor did I expect anyone to consume more than three of the delicious bite-sized treats.

I have fielded some calls from concerned parents notifying that their children appeared tipsy, or even slightly drunk, after the party. For those children who ate more than ten of the special strawberries, this is highly possible. I need to point out, however, the responsibility that you, the parents also had in this situation. By allowing your children to consume more than ten of anything at a party or social event does garner the question of your child’s ability to control themselves when presented with treats.

On the positive side, many of these parents did report that the affected children did have a solid nights sleep, going down just after dinner and having a restful night.

Again, if your children, or you yourself did consume an excess amount of the (clearly labelled) ‘vodka strawberry creams’ and had adverse affects, I do apologise without reservation. One wife relayed to me that her husband consumed in excess of 15 such treats and was unable to go to work that evening.

In retrospect, I should have avoided alcohol after that incident at Eli’s party involving the ‘pirate rum balls’.

Apart from that, Zoe had a wonderful time and enjoyed everyone’s company. I trust that you and your children also had a great time at the party.

Warmest regards,

Zoe’s Dad

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18 comments

  1. Battered Wife Seeking Better Life

    Aside from the parents who allowed their kids to even have one of the vodka strawberry creams when it’s clear that alcohol is part of the recipe…I think for that same reason you should be posting the recipe for aforementioned treats. Thank you in advance! 🙂

  2. People Empowerment Project

    Glad I read the follow-up comment to get “the rest of the story.” Your first blog entry for me to read totally had me fooled. Not too hard to do, though. LOL

  3. People Empowerment Project

    By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog for the kids in Kenya and leaving your response. Much appreciated!

  4. dmarshall58

    Your “letter” and the responses to it seem equally telling… I’m half-surprised someone hasn’t groused about your serving imaginary alcohol to imaginary children.

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