Thursday, March 31, 2016 – ZIPPITY DOO DAH!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – ZIPPITY DOO DAH!

It time for the 6th ANNUAL FONDREN’S ZIPPITY DOO DAH® WEEKEND, April 1-2, 2016 and SWEET POTATO QUEENS® CONVENTION March 30-April 3, 2016! to benefit the children of Blair Batson Hospital.

That is correct queens. It is Sweet Potato Queen Parade Time in Mississippi.

I hope Elf that you have your Queencentric on and that you and Miss Annie will attend this year. I am not able attend this year, but please know that I plan to have my own personal SPQ weekend beginning tomorrow with my pearls and pajamas party. A little music. A little dancing around the room. A few drinks. That sort of thing. Yes, it is a normal Friday night, but during ZIPPITY DOO DAH it is a pearls and pajama party! Wish The Twins were here from last year.

Pajamas & Pearls Twins (800x600)

Saturday evening, I plan to march up and down the street in my crown and boa and my Rodeo Queen outfit. Should I go with the inflatable crown or the diamond one? I hope those glitter boots from Zappos arrive in time. I plan to do this until I see the first police car.

Me and a Queen

Jenny Lee W. – I AM NOT the Queen in drag.

Sunday perhaps I can talk SPQ Ms. Navasota into a bathrobe brunch. I will take the Abuelos’ diablo shrimp and a very large thermos of bloody Marys to her house. Should we desire mimosas, I could also bring a bottle of champagne and a few drops of orange juice.

Meanwhile – some photos from last year’s Zippity Doo Dah. Thank you Jill Conner Browne, for all that you do for all of us.

Me and Jill (600x800)


SPQ Float (800x600)Cinco Pelo Grande (800x600)


Door decorations

Door Decoration from The Hilton Last Year.

SWEET POTATO QUEENS 2015-03-28 044 (800x600)

Her Royal Highness’ Newest addition to Grit Lit (Literature of the South) is Fat is the New 30 – The Sweet Potato Queens Guide to Coping with the Crappy Parts of Life by Jill Conner Browne.

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