Sorry about the inactivity on the blog for the past however many days. I know that one of my five readers has complained. (Sorry Hil). Excuses are useless, pointless, and a dime a dozen, but nevertheless my scapegoat is the fact I exhausted myself preparing for my sister’s graduation party. After this exhaustion took place, I attempted to recover by doing pretty much nothing but hang out and eat food (that others cooked) every night for the past two weeks. I think I’ve finally recovered and I’m about ready to start cooking, crafting, and wholeheartedly gardening (aka attempting to save my tomatoes from blight, to warm the peppers on nights that are too cold, and to rescue the carrots from some evil, hungry beast).
Before I get to those lovely activities calling my name, I thought I’d give you a few glimpses into the exhaustion-causing party. Overall, I’d say the party was a pretty big success. I may have been too exhausted to hold decent conversations with people and I also may have fallen asleep on the sofa at 10 o’clock while my brother, my sister, and their friends raged until nearly 4 in the morning, but I did a pretty nice job on the decorations and I enjoyed feasting on lots of deliciousness.
When my mom put me in charge of the decorations, I immediately asked Cassa what colors she wanted me to use (if it was left to me I might have done some fuchsia, teal, and grey combo perhaps.) Cassa said, “How about my school colors,” Me, “ok what are they?” Cassa “I dunno look it up online.” REALLY? Like she wants her school colors and doesn’t even know what they are! Totally unfair. Her colors = white, black, and gold (which is really marigold yellow). I went along with her ludicrous request and this is what I came up with:
Mexican party flags intended to be strung around the tent, the rain prevented that dream, and I had to hang them up inside.
Dangly Tiger mascots, that I hung from random places, including the chandelier above the food buffet, under the arbor near the keg, and around the umbrella.
Yellow, black, and white tissue paper flower bouquets placed in newspaper modge podged, white washed coffee can vases.
A personalized Black and Yellow ”Congrats Cassie” Sign with handmade letters, which I strung above the big window in the kitchen.
(Cass and Me at her party)
Anyway, It might not seem like much, but it was a lot of preparation, and I’m glad everyone seemed to enjoy the decor. Cass loved it, she wanted to take it all home. But with all of the food in the car, and two extra bodies (also known as live people= Lauren and Jane), there was no room, so she’ll bring them back another time. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did!<3 Frank