Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paige's birthday party

Went so well! Starting at the beginning: David's parents decided to take half-days and get in to town Friday early evening. This was great, except for the fact that David and I were supposed to attend a couple's shower that night. I was able to run by and drop off their present, so all wasn't lost!

We had my parents and his parents over for dinner. David grilled tenderloin, we had mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, and ice cream!

Saturday, we woke up, made breakfast, and hung at the house. We went down to a new restaurant in town called Republic, and that was pretty good.

I thought I had all this time to get ready for the party that started at 5. Well, I was wrong. I ran out and picked up the cake and went to Hobby Lobby. I decided that I wanted to make a sign for the dessert and party favor table that said "So sweet of you to come!" It was harder than I thought!! That took me a good hour. Then, I had to rut out and get flowers. I settled on some hydrangeas, roses, and a few spring-y bouquets. I thought the flowers turned out nicely. I put everyone in my house to work...wrapping tule around things that you never knew tule could be wrapped around, arranging flowers, setting out the cupcakes and cakes, arranging tables and chairs, etc. At 4:30, I was like, CRAP!! DAVID! Go pick up the food!! The party was starting at 5 and we had no food or drink. So David peeled out and came to my rescue : ) I was still putting the food out when our guests started arriving. Everyone was so nice and was like - what can I do to help? Anyone who offered help, I took then up on it : )

After the hectic start, things settled down. I really think everyone had a nice time. There were 32 adults and about 10 kids. It was pretty much in line with what I thought. We had too much food, but I have already had leftover for breakfast and lunch today. YUM!

I was so thankful to have Allison there taking pictures. I knew I didn't have to worry about getting the shots I wanted because Allison was there doing all the work! I am so excited to see them, and will post them here when I get them. I didn't take a single picture with my camera!

Paige did so well. I was worried that I would have to be holding her all night, but she was such a social butterfly. She loved playing with all the kids and her new toys! She shared very well! Some popular gifts she got: golf clubs! All the kids were wanting those. Bubbles!! Unfortunately, I didn't have batteries so we couldn't get the bubble machine going. She got several fun new toys and precious outfits. She is a blessed little lady, that is for sure! I think the highlight for her was the CAKE! That girl went to town on her cake. We had to take a party break to get a bath! This is another reason I was happy to have the party at our home. I got to bathe her and get her ready for party phase 2 : )

My house is a mess but I am exhausted today and I am putting it off until tomorrow. I am laying in bed watching the basketball game while Paige naps.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!!


Callie said...

So glad everything went well. We really wish we could have made it! :) I never understood why my mom was always so exhausted after my, and my sibings, birthday parties, but after only 2 so far I know why!!
I cant wait to see pictures!!

Stacy said...

Can't wait to see the pics! Sounds like all your hard work paid off.

The Frasiers said...

It was a great party!! Paige looked so cute in all her outfits, but the one I picked was my favorite... ha!