Thursday, March 16, 2023

It's Party Time #SOL23

For the past several years, I have held a "Slicer Party." I have always questioned doing it because I didn't think it followed the challenge guidelines. But I was asked about it last night, so I thought I would oblige.

We are at the half-way point of the challenge, and this is usually where writers begin to struggle with finding ideas. As the month wraps up and when you need a slice, (and yes, you know it WILL happen!) accept this invitation to the slicer party.  The best part is that you can join the party anytime during the month when you are struggling or need a quick idea.

In the past, we have brought our five favorite things twice. Then I started getting a little more creative where we brought our IDs in the form of a when you met me slice, our favorite ways to take care of ourselves, and our favorite quotes and writing retreats. These slicer parties are a lot fun and would be a blast in real life.

This year, I am inviting you to think about your best colors. Back in the challenge of 2021, I came across this slice by a fellow slicer and decided to use it as your party RSVP.

"The best colors are everywhere because they are in the things I love." ~ Deborah Dillon

Here is what I would bring in the form of the best colors:

The best pink is the mum in my landscape that I have had for over 26 years, which was given to my daughter from my mother-in-law the year my son was born.

The best blue is the cerulean sky that welcomes me to the pool on hot summer days.

The best white is the blank page of a notebook waiting to be filled with words.

The best brown is the sandy beaches where I will sit this summer and let the ocean waves crash over my feet.

The best yellow are my brown eyed Susans, my favorite flower that I have around the perimeter of my front porch.

The best orange is the basketballs bouncing in the gym when I watch my daughter coach.

The best red is the jelly in jelly donuts because they remind me of my high school friends.

The best black is the nighttime sky when it can make the moon seem brighter.

The best green is the peeks of spring that always seem to brighten my mood.

I hope you consider coming to the party sometime this month by writing a slice about your favorite colors. Just let me know you have joined, and I will include you on the guest list down below. I can't wait to see who else is coming! 

Guest List

Erica J. from The Biblio Bard Blogger

Heather at Writing My Way

Cathy at Doodads and Doodles

Denise at Dare to Care

Terje from Just for a Month

Carol at Beyond Literacy Link

Debbie at Moon Snails, Daisies, and Marmots

Rita at Daily Scribbles


Join Two Writing Teachers and other teacher-writers as we 
share a slice of life during the month of March. 


  1. I love this idea of a slicer party. I would like to join the party and will write about my favorite colors on Friday. I have always loved variations of color poems and adore Hailstones & Halibut Bones as well as Color Me a Rhyme. I love your mentions of flowers - my canna lilies in late summer have brilliant reds and oranges.

  2. Leigh Anne,
    I am so excited for this 🎉 🎈 🎊, and let me tell you, my mind is spinning w/ ideas, so I’m gonna arrive early, say Saturday or Sunday, because I don’t want anyone else to snag the same idea. I won’t run out of writing ideas this month, but I’m making this color party a priority. I might even arrive in a new outfit! 👏 👏 👏

  3. I just looked in my phone this morning to see if I could text you about the party (but no phone number)! You know you've been blogging together a bit when the mention of jelly donuts pulls up your high school friends before I even get to that part of the sentence. Thanks for the invite! I'll be here sometime.

  4. Thank you, Leigh Ann for hosting this Slicer party, and helping build community. I am going to have to give colours a ponder and let it percolate. Will join the party when the colours pop. Heidi (Wordsmithing blog)

  5. RSVPing- yes to the Slicer party. I'm thinking this weekend will be my time to write using colors. I think you best green and mine would be the same.

  6. Leigh Anne, I love your slicer parties. I will be working on this Saturday or Sunday. Thank you for the invite.

  7. I'll try to pop by sometime before I leave for Italy -- this seems like the kind of slice I should schedule for my travel day ;D

    1. I lied. I wrote it last night because I realized I needed something for today!

  8. There is nothing quite like colour to get the imagination firing!

  9. Yay! Party! Your party is a tradition and it would be sad if it didn't happen. This year your request for gifts is more puzzling than in the past. I need some time to think.

  10. I posted my RSVP today -

  11. Leigh Anne, I love your color challenge, and some of your delicious best colors--the yellow of the brown-eyed Susans in your garden, the sand at the beach, and the red jelly in the donut. So sweet!
    Here is my post for March 21.

  12. I'm hanging on until the ideas run out, which I'm sure will be soon. LOL! My students began a basketball unit in PE today, so your orange resonated with me, in addition to so many others. I'll RSVP soon!

  13. Oh, I can't wait to join the color party. Thank you for a fun challenge. I love your best orange and red colors!!! :)

  14. Leigh Anne, I am so glad that you offered your annual party with a new theme. I love the best brown color line in your slice.The ocean is my go-to source of serenity. Unfortunately, I cannot see the gorgeous waves now that I am inland. Summertime calls me to visit Cape Map, NJ with the family. I am all set to attend your Slicer Party so thank you for the invitation. You can find my RSVP at

  15. I'm glad to be a part of your party. :)

  16. I joined, Leigh Anne!

  17. Oh, no! I forgot the party!!!
    Diane Anderson