Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Party Pooper

Party planning is stressful. I thought a simple birthday at home would be easy. Hamburgers, hot dogs and a cake. How hard can that be? Well start by inviting 50+ adults and 12 kids. Add in that half are unreliable on RSVPs. We have had 34 for sure RSVPs (24 adults and 10 kids). But not all of those who RSVPd will probably show and there is a good chance that at least 10 that haven't RSVP'd might decide at the last minute to come. So I have settled on 35 as my number for purchasing food and drinks.

Now I need to do the grocery shopping for all the hamburger and hot dog fixings for 35 people. And the cake and ice cream and drinks and chips and dip and plastic ware, etc, etc. My head is starting to spin. And some people may or may not stay the night. We also have to get up that morning and prepare all the food fixings and drinks and have everything ready by noon. And clean the patio and put out the cushions for the lawn furniture. Not to mention making sure the house is relatively clean and childproof considering there may be at least 10 people under the age of 7 in the house. Someone needs to pick up the cake Saturday morning as well.

I'm starting to stress a little. Add in a husband who wont think this is a big deal and will think you are crazy for stressing about this. Oh and did I mention, I will have a 1 year old underfoot while doing this? I really didn't think this would be a big deal until I starting writing the grocery list and my to do list for Saturday morning and realized I have no one to help me but my husband.

3 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

That's a LOT of people. Maybe you could put the 11-year-old to work on something...

Coffee Slut said...

Holy crap, that's some party!

stacey said...

i know it will be great! you will be exhausted, but it will be great and everyone will say so! i know; been there! and the male will never be helpful or understanding when it comes to this type of thing!