March Is Simply Proper for a “Blue” Social gathering

Nicely, right here we’re within the early days of slushy, mushy March. We’re crawling towards spring, nevertheless it’s sluggish. The vacations are behind us, winter has misplaced its appeal, the tax deadline looms, and summer time holidays are nonetheless months away. It’s no surprise that many people really feel somewhat “blue” this time of yr.

If you end up in that scenario, why not embrace it – and blend it with somewhat enjoyable? My advice is to plan a “blue” social gathering!

I threw my first blue social gathering plenty of years in the past when my husband and I had been separated for 5 months as a consequence of a job scenario. Most not too long ago, I threw one with my grandchildren after they skilled a giant disappointment. In every case, the “blues” had been quickly chased away, and we may transfer on.

There are numerous methods to do a blue social gathering, however listed below are a number of necessities:

Costume in Blue

Have all of your visitors costume in blue. This typically isn’t very troublesome. Most individuals have a blue shirt or sweater they will pair with denims. Blue hair is even fashionable now!

Adorn in Blue

Subsequent, embellish with a blue theme: blue streamers, blue balloons, blue paper plates and cups.

Add Blue Refreshments

This may appear difficult at first as there aren’t many blue meals. However there are blue tortilla chips, and you’ll dye the chip dip blue. Blueberries might be served contemporary or baked in a pie! You possibly can bake a cake and frost it with blue frosting.

Add blueberry ice cream. On the native grocery retailer (Aldi), I discovered a blueberry goat cheese to serve with crackers. And also you is perhaps stunned to seek out what number of blue drinks there are!

Blue Leisure

Now, better of all, plan some “blue” leisure.

Discover an applicable film, seize a field of tissues, and experience feeling blue collectively. Choices embody

  • Casablanca
  • Life is Stunning
  • The Pocket book
  • So many others.

Seek the advice of your mates. Each girl appears to have a favourite tear-jerker.

Select a film with the phrase “blue” within the title the place the content material is something however. How about:

  • Comedies like Blue Streak, The Blues Brothers, or My Blue Heaven;
  • The romantic comedy Blue Hawaii (an Elvis basic);
  • Romantic dramas similar to Blue Valentine with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, My Blueberry Nights, or Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Seems these are solely the tip of the iceberg. (Enjoyable reality: Do you know that icebergs really seem blue, not white, because the oxygen is squeezed out by the load of the ice?)

Different motion pictures with “blue” within the title:

  • The Varsity Blues (1999 comedy drama)
  • The Skinny Blue Line (1993 drama)
  • Blue Thunder (1983 motion thriller)
  • Blue Metal (1990 motion thriller)
  • Blue Wreck (2013 thriller)
  • Blue Miracle (2021 uplifting drama)
  • RiverBlue (documentary)
  • Ice Blue Film (2017 thriller thriller)
  • Elizabeth Blue (2017 drama)
  • Or reaching manner again, there’s the 1965 drama, A Patch of Blue
blue movies

Hold googling, and also you’ll discover much more!

You can hearken to any music that qualifies as “the blues.” Etta James or B. B. King, anybody?

Or as soon as once more, select a music with “blue” within the title. Whereas a lot of music titles embody a shade – “Yellow Submarine,” “Purple Haze,” “Brown Eyed Lady,” “Inexperienced, Inexperienced Grass of House” come to thoughts – the colour blue outstrips the others by a large margin.

In accordance with, there are 88 fashionable songs with “blue” within the title. Right here’s a playlist, principally oldies however goodies, to get you began:

  • “Blue Eyes Crying within the Rain” (Willie Nelson, 1975)
  • “Blue Suede Footwear” (Elvis, 1956) and “Blue Christmas” (Elvis, 1957)
  • “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” (Crystal Gayle, 1977)
  • “Blue Velvet” (Bobby Vinton, 1963) and “Blue on Blue” (Bobby Vinton, 1963)
  • “Blue Bayou” (Roy Orbison, 1963; Linda Ronstadt, 1977)
  • “Blue Moon” (The Marcels, 1961; additionally recorded by different artists)
  • “Folsom Jail Blues” (Johnny Money, 1955)
  • “Blueberry Hill” (Fat Domino, 1956)
  • “Blue” (LeAnn Rimes, 1996)
  • “How Blue” (Reba McEntire, 1984)

In Neil Diamond’s 1972 “Music Sung Blue,” he sings about how all of us really feel blue at instances but when we put our emotions into music, we “sing out our blues” and we will’t assist however really feel higher. That’s the entire concept behind a blue social gathering: flip “feeling blue” on its head by embracing it and having enjoyable with it!

How do you fight blue days? Does a “blue” social gathering sound like enjoyable? What would you do at a blue social gathering?