May 7, 2007

Billyburg Anti-Hipster Hipster Parents: My New 1st Birthday Party Technique Is Untoppable

fregon_dish_towel.jpgSorry, the polls are now closed. Whatever you or I will ever plan for your or my kid's birthday party can only ever be the third most mind-blowing idea in the history of civilization. Williamburg-hating artist parents Misha Leiner and Jennifer 8 del Corte Hirschfeld have a permanent lock on the #1 and #2 spots for their daughter Lila's first and second birthday parties, respectively:

[the first] one had a working title — “El Ataque de los Trapos” (“The Attack of the Cleaning Cloths”) — and would be filmed using seven movie cameras, all borrowed for the occasion.

According to the plan, little Lila (pronounced LEE-lah) and her friends would be dressed in tiny, doll-size sombreros and ponchos that Ms. del Corte Hirschfeld was planning to sew from bolts of Mexican dish-towel fabric. They would then crawl around the apartment, swabbing the floors as they went. At the climactic moment, the babies would devour a vegetable terrine (also made by Ms. del Corte Hirschfeld — Ai, so much to do!). Finally, Marron, the dachshund, would be set loose to lick up the mess.


“Next year,” Ms. del Corte Hirschfeld said, “I will dress them as Shaker brothers and sisters, and they can make brooms and weave their little chairs.”

Putting the 'Avant' in Avant-Garde [nytimes]
Related: Fregon dish towel, $2.50 []

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