Win $50 for your worst holiday party blunder

November 18, 1999

So you got an invitation to the party of the holiday season. You were just sooooo pleased! Then you arrived in sparkling finery, and everyone else was casually gathered around the fire in jeans and sneakers.

Did you spill red wine on your host's new white linen sofa? Or was it hot cheese dip dripping down your chin?

Was the person seated on your left the creep who broke your best friend's heart? Did the boss' wife make a pass at you?

Or how about the time your beloved kitty got to the buffet table and the salmon mousse just as guests were arriving?


What are your most embarrassing holiday party experiences?

We'd like to share them so others can avoid making the same mistakes.

To make it worth your while, there's a $50 prize for the best story, and some of the entries will be published in Lifestyle, Friday, Dec. 10.

Here's how to enter:

  • drop off your essay - 50 words or less - at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.
  • write in care of Holiday Party Goofs, Lifestyle, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.
  • e-mail your response to
  • fax it to 301-714-0245.

Please include your name, town of residence and a daytime telephone number. The deadline is 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

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