Sunday, February 27, 2011
A rollicking good party
An excellent idea. Lovely! Creative! Remind me never to do it again.
"Logistical Execution" might not have been given enough consideration on my part, I admit, even with an ECE trained helper and alcohol to assist. Uh, I have drug addled brain (ok, cancer ref #2). You no let me plan stuff, 'k?
It seemed simple enough really (if you smoke crack, say) to get stuff from the dollar store, and then cover all surfaces and tables with sheets of plastic, oh and then cut out small 4x6 pieces of paper and forget where you put them and have to do it again, sort 10 zillion types of glittery things, jewels and stones, and cut enough coloured wool to make me a nice wig......[good one Nana Barb!]
Let me tell you, "Look who's 8 years old" is looking more like 1 friend over for a hot dog and a video.
But ok, really, it was fun. For the kids. Self portraits, seascapes, treasure boxes, clay creations - and after that 15 minutes was up.....Well, yes, mummy, duh. I thought it might take longer than it actually took for 7 wee ones to whip through 4 craft stations - express style - and then - 7 little expectant faces - so what's next!? Tongues wagging, a little bit of slathering over the Doritos bowl.
Thankfully other adults with firing synapses were present - and some quick thinking on Cathy's part for some games - how novel! games at a party! So who likes Simon Says?! provided the ticket for another 45 minutes. And cake takes about 5 minutes. And then presents - but when timed how quickly they can be unwrapped....well, not as much time as you would think.
Seashells, glitter, friends, balloons, silly games, presents, and a big old chocolatey cake. And alcohol for the grown ups, really, needs must (ok, cancer ref #3, beer and chemo, not a bad combo, bitter both). That about sums it up.
And I am dead serious about hot dogs and a video. Shoot me if I do otherwise.