This is my open plea to my fellow communications pros in the Valley.
In honor of the Real Housewives of Orange County’s 100th episode that aired earlier this week (and the fact that 90% of you have used your knowledge of the Housewives franchise and/or making fun of the franchise in your professional relationships over the past eight years), may I please share my dream with the event-planning communications pros in the Valley to consider my million-dollar theme idea for an awards program or networking event…
Bravo! Watch What Happens Live.
If you watch the channel (admittedly or not), this need no further explanation.
For those who don’t watch (aka those of you who pretend not to watch), allow me to explain:
I have a dream. A dream that one day, a local event will Andy Cohen-i-zize its awards ceremony in honor of all the housewives out there – OC, NYC, Miami, Jersey, Atlanta (not DC, though).
The concept is simple – over the years, the housewives have given us more sound bites, characters and cocktail brands than any other franchise in recent memory. I simply want someone to own it all – from Vicki Vodka to Wines with Wives, from NeNe Leakes wigs to Jersey meatball recipes, from Andy Cohen to…well...Andy Cohen.
Think about it – the drink menu is done, thanks to the OC and Beverly Hills gals’ many cocktail brands (see below for reference); the dinner menu is set thanks to the Atlanta and Jersey housewives home cooking (and cookbooks on the best-seller list); the script practically writes itself, thanks to Andy Cohen’s post-housewives gabfest Watch What Happens Live; and the attire will be magical, themed, of course, for guests to dress in the costume of their favorite “character.”
For your cocktail hour, dinner menu and silent auction:
COME ON, someone must be game?