I will start this post by saying I have no photos! LOL
So we had Adrienne's baby shower on the 7th -- it went a lot better than I thought -- and was way more expensive then I budgeted. My "plan" was to spend the entire week from when my niece and nephew left on July 31 till the shower to prepare/shop etc. Well, best laid plans...... with only one car, we were getting home SO late at night that we had no time to really get things done.
By the 31st of July (RSVP date) I had received very few RSVPs so I was thinking that we were looking at maybe 15 people? Then Jon's mom called and told me that "people in California don't RSVP" (not true). I called Adrienne who started pestering her friends and Jon's family to get me numbers. Since it was co-ed -- at the last minute I wound up expecting nearly 40 people or more :eek:
SOOOOO On Friday, I called a rental place to rent table and chairs because I do not have enough chairs -- we rented 35 chairs and three huge tables plus to long tables for food and table clothes. Jon's sister volunteered to decorate (which was AMAZING!)
Saturday I ran to Costco to get beer and wine, a friend brought over a jug for Sangria which I also made, we ordered 8 or 9 huge platters of food from the grocery, DH kept wanting to order more cause he felt we didn't have enough food, I wanted to order less because I though we had too much (I was right --we sent a lot of food home with people and there's still stuff in my fridge I need to clean out!) You do not want to know how much that was. It sucked too cause it was so last minute, I planned to do my own cheese platters, fruit etc but when suddenly we realized how many people there were, DH just wanted to order everything and let someone else do the work.
I also called Liz --Age's mom -- at the last minute and begged her to do games and favors because I did not have the chance to do anything. She was so happy to do that --think she was feeling a little left out of everything!
Anyways, Sunday came -- Jon's mom and sis and Liz came over early to decorate, one of my friends came over early too to help me make sangria -- people started coming at 2ish. We did have a really full house but honestly, as much as I hated the cost, it worked SO well -- probably one of the best parties I ever had. I actually got to enjoy the party instead of stressing in the kitchen. Food was great, everyone had a great time. Adrienne got so many presents it was amazing!
I must have done an awesome job cause Age had a few people post on her fb that it was awesome -- on Monday my friend (co-worker) was telling another co-worker about the party and she said it was really nice and she had a lot of fun -- for her to say that, it must have been great LOL She is one of those types!
I emailed Claudia (SIL's mom) for photos since my camera died halfway through, I will post those when I get them -- here is the invite!