My three big kids graduated from high school last year. Were we going to have a party to celebrate? You bet!
Since my kids were little, I enjoyed coming up with party themes and color schemes. I am passionate about parties.
Most of my kids’ parties have been at home. People often say, “Wow, how can you handle all those kids at your house?” (I have triplets plus one, duh!)
Maybe they think I’m trying be Martha Stewart. (Well, I do like her ideas….)
Maybe they think I’m a Domestic Diva (Ummm, did you know my nickname is the “Laundry Wench?”)
Maybe they think I’m crazy! (Aren’t we all a little bit crazy?)
The real reason I prefer parties at home? CONTROL. I like to be in control (hubby is nodding his head vigorously). There, I said it! If I throw a party at my house, I can be in charge of when the party starts and ends, when food is served and what activities there are. Now you know one of my flaws–or–assets, however you look at it.
The party decor for the triplet’s high school graduation party was inspired by lemons and limes. Not only did I use green and yellow for linens and paper goods, I incorporated the fruit in the centerpieces. The whole house smelled like Lemon Pledge!
I have a collection of glass vases (Hubby, thanks for the Valentine’s flowers over the years!) that I use any chance I get. I rented two tents, tables, chairs and linens.
Cheese-n-crackers, crudite, chips-n-dip
Wraps: veggie and tuna
Salads: caeser, tossed, crunchy mixed veggies, pasta
Sides: noodle kugel (homemade by moi, three big trays eaten up!)
Dessert: two sheet cakes: one vanilla, one chocolate, homemade chocolate chip cookies, candy tray and fruit
Drinks: lemonade (of course), water, soda and a guest brought alcohol-free mudslides
Leaving you with a “sweet taste” in your mouth… and I’d love to know if
you like to entertain and if you threw a party you were proud of?