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brooklynite

(93,129 posts)
Mon May 15, 2023, 04:28 PM May 2023

New York mom hosts $3,000 'bed party' for daughter headed to University of Alabama

Staten Island Advance

A New York State mother spent $3,000 recently to announce her daughter was going to the University of Alabama.

The story was recounted in The Wall Street Journal, which documented “bed parties,” an event situated largely among would-be college students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The practice began during COVID-19, when students would announce their college admission with a photograph of a bed, piled in the swag of their favorite school. And like gender reveals and baby showers, the practice has become more elaborate over time.

The parties can be either a surprise, or directed by the student, complete with registries.

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New York mom hosts $3,000 'bed party' for daughter headed to University of Alabama (Original Post) brooklynite May 2023 OP
Registries? For an "I'm going to college" party? WTAF? Initech May 2023 #1
The great American "Show-Off" sanatanadharma May 2023 #2
Funny thing is, if the daughter was a relatively good student of moderate means... Freethinker65 May 2023 #3
This is how you develop 20-somethings more concerned with their tattoos thanwith humanity bucolic_frolic May 2023 #4
"Bed party" sounds better than it is. Qutzupalotl May 2023 #5

Initech

(99,749 posts)
1. Registries? For an "I'm going to college" party? WTAF?
Mon May 15, 2023, 04:33 PM
May 2023

Social media is so damn weird. What kind of narcissist do you have to be to do this kind of stuff for likes? Madness.

sanatanadharma

(3,563 posts)
2. The great American "Show-Off"
Mon May 15, 2023, 04:38 PM
May 2023

"So you want to be in pictures, you want to be a movie star..."

Your life is so important, we must follow you whoever we are.
Be it Instagram or Facebook, your business shines by far.
But when i want to know more about you, the 'members only' is a bar.

I am a leader so far out there, I reject all followers.
No one can easily find me as I lead the way for all others.
Leaving no trace of my ego, no trace of the birds path in the sky.

(With apologies to all sentient beings)

Freethinker65

(9,794 posts)
3. Funny thing is, if the daughter was a relatively good student of moderate means...
Mon May 15, 2023, 04:41 PM
May 2023

She would most likely be getting a hefty scholarship to perhaps a free ride. Alabama actively recruits at our local HS in the Midwest. My friends daughter had a free ride for both her undergrad and master's degrees at Alabama.

Alabama is a good school, but brag worthy?

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