Monday, February 25, 2008

3 Weeks Off...The Party List


1. Theme officially decided...garden party

2. Puffy ball tissue flowers to hang from the ceiling are in full production. Idea found kicking around on flickr sometime last year and it lead me to Martha Stewart's site but I can't find the instructions anymore, only kits that you can buy.

3. Ideas for the three goodie bags are set. Happily (actually it's a mixed blessing), Kidlet hasn't asked for any of her schoolmates to come to the party so I only need to make three goodie bags. I kind of wish she did want to invite some schoolmates so I could spend some time with them but it does make the party smaller. And that, my friends, is a good thing in our tiny home.

4. Food. This year, I decided to not cook through the entire party (I've done pancakes for the past two years) and I'm not sure what to do. Kidlet has requested fruit salad, but a bowl of fruit salad does not make a party. Of course, we will be having cupcakes. Any ideas for easy brunch finger foods?

5. Eeep! The invites! I've got to make the invites!

6. The presents are arriving in the mail. I went for this with a bunch of these little guys. I am having mixed feelings because it is a 'Made in China' product with plastic bits mixed in. However, they haven't had any recalls and they use their own factory. When I looked at more natural options, I wasn't overly enamored of the blocky, all-wood house-and-people sets I saw. To be honest, I don't even know if Kidlet will dig this stuff. She latches on to things for a week or two and then drops it. Except for her pinata. She'll play with her pinata anytime. Amazing that's it's been a year and it still is in one piece.

7. The weather. Must send a note to those in charge of the weather to make it blissfully warm so the plum blossoms on the tree will be in full bloom mode.

3 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

That dollhouse is great! How cute are those little critters, too?! Great choice for a 4 year old. GASP! FOUR! I hate saying that.

emily said...

garden party! love it. sounds like lots of fun.

brunch food. with a fruit salad? cubes of cheese. yellow and orange. and muffins. blueberry, multigrain, banana (tell me if you want recipes). or, the old standby - bagels and cream cheese. can't go wrong with those and a fruit salad.

Ani said...

ha! glad you like the critters, Liz.

Emily, thanks for the ideas! i think you've just solved my dilemma. salmon, cream cheese, bagels, buttermilk biscuits, meats for those inclined, cheeses and muffins. yes!