4.24.2006

Party's Over, Everybody Out!

The party was a success! And thank god it's over.

My first attempt at party planning and everything turned out beautiful. Except I ordered way too much food and now my fridge is full of chicken francese and penne vodka. Not to mention soda, water, wine, cookies, salad, and chocolate covered pretzels, but what are you gonna do?

I'll tell you one thing that didn't turn out quite like I planned ~ the guest list. There were people I invited who called me an hour before the party was to start and canceled. One so-called friend didn't even bother, she e-mailed me her regrets. Something about Greek Easter and traffic. Whatever!

I guess it just goes to show who your real friends are. Nothing like a party to weed out the bad seeds. At one point I looked around and saw mostly family, which is fine with me. It's the one constant in my life and I like it that way.

Oh and the cake thing ~ it was a total coincidence. He had no idea I had already ordered a Captain America cake. Maybe we are meant to be!!!

12 comments:

Meg said...

Yay for a successful party. It sounds like you put so much effort into it! I hope he really appreciated all you did.
Too bad you don't live closer, I'd hire you for my next party!

Jamie said...

Sounds like you did a great job as a party planner! Oh, and on the food and drinks...I think it's better to have way too much than to run out. I had a surprise party six years ago for my husband's graduation and it was so worth seeing the look on his face.

jen said...

I love that cake! :) Do you airmail things to the PAC NW? ;)
I actually am a relocated Joisey girl...been out West for 16 years now...
Thanks for visiting my site by the way...

Pattie said...

Glad the party was a success. I can't stand when people cancel at the last minute. Unless it's an illness or something UNFORSEEABLE!
Sounds like you have lots of great leftovers...penne, chicken francese, and wine??? I wish you were my neighbor!

something blue said...

Wow! Sounds like it was fun and delicious. Too bad about the people that didn't make it. Their loss.

I love left overs...

Nicole said...

Congrats on a successful party! Sounds like you had a good spread.

Oh, was your husband's "friend" from work invited? Did she show?

rhonda said...

I will be sure to come over to help you finish off those leftovers ;)

It feels so good when a party goes well. Hooray for you!

Mommy off the Record said...

Glad you pulled off the surprise. That's no easy feat!

Crissy said...

Sounds like you did a terrific job planning and keeping it a secret. Glad to hear it went well. Can I stop by for lunch along with Rhonda and Jana???

Christina said...

Yay for a good party! That cake is amazing - it's so funny that you were both thinking the same thing.

JayMonster said...

Congrats on surviving the party. At least you don't have to worry about another one (for him) for another 10 years. :)

Mrs. Chicky said...

Wine and chocolate covered pretzels? I'll be right over.

Glad to hear that your surprise party was a success. That cake looks great!