…But just barely.
I thought I had everything planned down to a T, but then, something less than desirable happened, and I ended up feeling really rather angsty.
I actually spent a ton of time planning the party. I painstakingly planned the menu with Pirate Pizza, Gold Fish, Wormy Weapons (sour worms), Plunderer’s Punch (Red carbonate drink), Sailor’s Salad and Captive Cupcakes.
I had games (walk the plank, a sword fight, a treasure hunt and pin the eye patch on the pirate); I had prizes; I even had customized party favors.
I planned for a full guest turnout utilizing the 25% party rule that I’m now wondering if I made up myself.
I stayed up late getting ready. I woke up early to make sure everything was just so, but then all my preparations flew right out the window when the bounce house along with the tables and chairs I’d rented arrived AFTER THE PARTY STARTED.
I had the cutest table decorations planned. Sea shells, telescopes, pirate swords, eye patches, beaded necklaces and treasure chests.
I had planned on wowing all the parents with my party planning expertise except all that flew out the window when the guests starting arriving and I HAD NO TABLES (which meant basically minimal decorations-thank goodness for the party streamers Jeff put up), CHAIRS or BOUNCE HOUSE, which of course was the main attraction.
Despite a HUGE hiccup, I think the party went well.
I was too busy running around to be positive, but no one threw tomatoes at me, so I think we’re good.
I would have gotten a bunch of photos.
If I were smart.
But since I’m not, and I didn’t, these will have to do.
Oh, Oh. Before I forget: Have you ever heard of the 25% party planning rule that I mentioned earlier? It basically states that 25% of invited guests will not be able to attend.
Disclosure: I didn’t make the pirate cake. My sister in law did. But I totally could have. In my dreams.
Jeff helped me with the party. I just like to take all the credit.
There were 33 children in attendance. And 16 adults. Only one child invited wasn’t able to attend.
I think people like us.