Throw knives; think ballet

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What’s this stuff?
Oh, you know, just a picture from a little party Mr. Adult Beginner set up for me and a dozen of my lady friends.
A little Knife Throwing Party.
Knife Throwing. You know, one of those life skills a lady should master.
He built a target and hired a professional to teach us and you know, nothing feels quite as Totally Bad Ass as handing your chubby baby over to a friend so you can pick up a knife By Its Blade End, raise it over head, aim, and throw it into a heart-shaped bull’s eye.
(The blades on throwing knives are dull, don’t worry Gentle Reader.)
When the knives stick in the target they make the most satisfying thunk sound, and when you don’t throw quite right they bounce off target and hit the ground and make a godawful racket that frightens babies and sends neighborhood dogs into fits of barking.
Ha ha dogs! You have no thumbs! Hahahahaha!
Anyway, so what’s this got to do with ballet?
Well thing one is the tiny pavlovas.
We had those after throwing, along with cucumber sandwiches and bacon and caramelized onion tarts and sparkling rosé and iced coffee and a giant frikin chocolate peanut butter cake with a heart-shaped fondant target on top.
Australians and New Zealanders might be more familiar with the pav, this meringue, cream, and fruit dessert was created in honor of Anna Pavlova during her 1926 world tour.
You guys can fight it out whether the recipe originated in New Zealand or Australia.
Either way them things is super yum.
Thing two was the instruction I received from our cowboy hat wearing stuntman when I stepped up for my first throw, “be strong but relaxed. Like, think ballet.”

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About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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16 Responses to Throw knives; think ballet

  1. guyenne says:

    Best girl’s party idea I’ve heard in a long time. I love the idea of a knife throwing tea party.

  2. Paulina says:

    I have always wanted to learn how to throw a knife. Might be useful some day.

  3. That is sooo awesome! What an interesting and fun party. I love love love me some pavlova’s!

  4. Awesome party idea! And as a good Kiwi I must state that we invented the pavlova. :)

  5. The Dancing Rider says:

    Wow – very interesting party idea! Say, Mr. AB didn’t make the food, too, did he?! He can’t be like, say, the chef boyfriend from Center Stage on top of setting up the knife-throwing gig… Sounds like fun!

  6. leahktutu says:

    Where can I hire this guy? So fun!

  7. haahha I bet Mr AB TOTALLY told the cowboy to say that to you.
    Is he available for a workshop to our husbands? I think he could give them great tips!

  8. Knife throwing takes patience and practice but is a great way to practice hand eye coordination as well as other benefits such as stress relief and relaxation.

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