Rock n’ roll baby. Yes, you wouldn’t really expect anything else from Roger and I. So to celebrate the little one in style, this past weekend we threw a karaoke shower at the Ruby Room (formerly the San Diego Sports Club). Friends from as far away as LA drove down to get their rock on – baby style.
Just like our wedding, we couldn’t do this traditional celebration the same old boring, awkward way. Guys and girls were there to partake, no traditional lame party games and no painstaking photo moments of opening each gift. Karaoke with a baby theme was all there was supplemented by munchies, cake and alcohol.
Each song sung (for the most part) contained words associated with baby, children, parents, etc. This left room for improvisation on many levels. Simple choices for baby songs would include “Baby Love” by the Supremes or “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears. Those that sang chose more obscure songs including “Mother, Mother” by Tracy Bonham and “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot, and even “Its So Hard To Be A Baby” (“Dur Dur d’etre un Bebe”) by Jordy (the youngest kid ever to record a #1 single).
One of the most memorable moments was both of my sisters singing “Push It” by Salt n’ Pepa with the video in the background showing Sesame Street with the letter “P” as the topic. Perfect timing. Also, Adam Gimbel sang something about a baby extractor machine. I still can’t figure out where the hell that came from.
My sweet husband got up and sang “Having My Baby” by Paul Anka… gotta love him. I did manage to get on stage and squeak out “Black Balloon” by the Goo Goo Dolls. Karaoke or getting on stage for that matter, is still not really my thing. But I really enjoy watching others singing and making fools of themselves.
I want to thank the Ruby Room, Marie Haddad, Tricia Olsen, Adam Gimbel, and Pants for helping put on the most awesome shower ever. Sorry you missed it… stoked if you were there.