I’m going to a “garden party” after work today and it’s got me wondering about something. In this particular case, my aunt recently moved into a new home and in lieu of housewarming gifts has asked for items for her garden.
But I know there are other references to a Garden Party and I feel like I’m missing the boat on something. (Part of me is saying I should google it now and avoid any embarrassment in case it’s some wacky S&M thing, but eh, I’m already here.) There’s a scene in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (with Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt) where she’s throwing out all their stuff on the curb and the little neighbor kids ask what she’s doing. She responds, “We’re having a garden party.”
What IS that?
Do you know? Is this really not a big deal? Or am I missing some key component in our nation’s history?