Sunday, August 23, 2009


Yesterday we did what I didn't think we could do.

Jonathon had mentioned that he wanted to have a party this year for his birthday. We have had parties for kids, Halloween parties with friends from Japan and lots of people over, but never have we even thought about a big gathering. Those of you who have been to my house know why. My house is not really designed for hosting anything more than a smallish gathering.

After talking with a friend about parties she inspired me that maybe we could have people over, outside, as long as the weather holds up. And it did. (Thank you!)

There were over 40 people here, though a few came late and just for a little while. There was plenty of food and the pinata that Jonathon requested was a huge success.

The only incident was a bee sting, and the unlucky girl was Olive.

It turned out really well and I think that we all had fun. Why was I so worried about it a few days ago? I usually really like to plan things like this. This one was fun too, I was just worried about it. What if no one shows up? What if everyone shows up? What if it rains? What if Jonathon is still sick? Where will they park? Where will they sit?

It's always nice to look back and see how everything came together perfectly. The weather was fabulous! The kids were a big help, I am assuming everyone found a place to park, (I think there were 6 cars in our driveway.) And even though the chairs were on a bit of an incline, the tables were mostly level.The cupcake bar was fun to get ready for. Allison had posted a picture from a wedding she photographed and one of the pictures were of the dessert table. I had never seen a cup cake bar at a wedding before and I thought it was really cute. So, being the thief that I am I stole the idea. I didn't get a picture of them all set out, but this is what they looked like Friday night after spending forever decorating them. If you want to see Allison's picture from the wedding, go here!


Seth and Julie said...

Wow, what an undertaking. I love to plan parties too but I am not sure why because it makes me a nervous wreck for at least a week leading up to the event.

Good job pulling it off. I want a cupcake so bad now!

Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Congratulations on pulling it off. That's a huge undertaking for a loved one, and it sounds like a smashing success. I'm sorry I missed it, but thanks for posting the highlights. Hope Olive heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

It absolutely made my day to help you think of doing cupcakes. Makes me feel like my blog helps out someone. Wish I could have seen them all set up. Congrats and happy birthday

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