Sunday, November 8, 2009

Planning two parties at a time? What was I thinking?

I will not be a crazy woman.
I will not be a crazy woman.
I will not be a crazy woman.

That is my MAIN goal for the remainder of November!!!


We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year (26 guests) AND having a 50th birthday party for my hubby that same weekend (35 guests). I've been fairly well organized with my planning, keeping my main goal in mind so that I don't end up stressed out and overwhelmed in the end. eh-hm. yeah.


IT'S ONLY THREE WEEKS AWAY AND NEXT WEEKEND WE'RE GOING CAMPING SO OMG I AM SERIOUSLY RUNNING OUT OF TIME.


So. I spent a lot of time this weekend finishing up some projects for hubby's casino themed party. I strung some garland using sewing thread, hot glue, poker chips and cards. (Do you call it garland if it hangs straight down?) These will hang from the arch in our entry way the night of the party. For now it's hanging on a foam board that I'll store in the garage to keep from getting mangled between now and the party.

(always a cat in the action...)

And, I folded 36 origami box party favors to fill with candy and place on tables (my finger tips are sore!).



Bonus: I ended up with a bunch of white and red cardstock strips (scraps left over from invitations and favor boxes) that I'm saving to make paper chains to use on the fireplace mantel the night of the party. I think this will be a fun project for my nieces and me on Thanksgiving afternoon, and the red and white will work for the birthday party and carry over through Christmas. I'll definitely have some pictures to post of that. :o)

10 comments:

Nadine said...

I love the cards! (:

luck with the parties ^^ I'm
sure you'll remain sane ;D

Mom said...

You can do it!! And I'll help all I can! Love the decorations/boxes!! xo

Mom said...

BTW--love the new look for your blog but miss the turtle!! xo

sharyncarlson said...

Wow! Very creative - you must throw the most fabulous parties!

Jinnag said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blogLove your little boxes - I love making them too - hope both parties go well. :) (from Shimelles class)

Kristi said...

You are not a crazy woman. :D Let me know if you would like help with anything. Your parties will be great, I'm sure!

JenCoen said...

I just did the back-to-back party thing with a 50th birthay Disco party (120 guests) and a Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party (50 guests)...
YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! :-)

melissa kaye said...

Ha! Aw..*sending some positive vibes and energy your direction*

{starts cheering..} "YOU CAN DO IT, DEB!!!!!!!" :-)))

WHOOHOO!!!!!

Veronica said...

What gorgeous party favours! You sure have taken on some big tasks. I can empathise- I do EXACTLY the same thing! (Found your lovely blog over at Jessica Sprague - Holidays in Hand)

Jacie Ray said...

I am saying it with you..."I will not be a crazy woman! I will not be a crazy woman!...lol! I'm sure everything will be just fabulous Deb. You are amazing! I love the boxes and garland!

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