Webster defines the word “Perfect” as : not lacking or faulty in any particular. It implies the soundness and the excellence of every part, element, meeting all requirements, or quality of a thing frequently as an unattainable or theoretical state. Perfect is being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish.
There are many requirements to a perfect party. People, food, music, drinks, venue, time, … to call a few. And on top of all that, the art of harmonizing it all together to create good times. Now, why people would serve caviar in a paper plate is beyond me. To clarify, I don’t like caviar. It is too heavenly for guys like me – who dearly dig chicken wings and beer. But, I can’t help myself not thinking about the details and logic behind the decisions that led to the combination of “caviar” and “paper plate”. Most definitely, caviar is an expensive delicacy, so money hasn’t been an issue. It also makes people who provide it look upmarket and luxuriant. Caviar in a paper plate, leaves me with the only option of thinking that the host is both pretentious and lazy — as s/he doesn’t want to worry about the dishes afterward.
As I said, I really don’t care about caviar but I do take my drinks very seriously. No one can ever ask me to drink beer in a wine glass or a plastic cup. I refuse to do it. The whole concept is flawed by definition to say the least. If one wants to throw a perfect party, one needs at least four types of glassware:
1- Coupe : for short drinks
2- Double : for mixed drinks
3- Flute: for Champaign
4- Highball : for water, beer, or high ratio mix spirit
On a more serious note, the gap between “good” and “perfect” isn’t much. One flawed particular, qualification, or requirement is enough to make a perfect thing, a good one. This concept applies to every aspect of our lives, not just the parties.