Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Party Planning

It's almost time for my daughter's birthday.  And she has some big ideas for her party.  She's spent hours on her iPod, looking at party themes and decorating ideas.

"Mom," she said yesterday.  "I've got it figured out.  Here's what we need:  First thing is a cabin."

I tried not to have a heart attack.  "A cabin?  We have to buy a cabin?"

"No," she explained.  "Just rent one.  Then we'll decorate it.  Look at these cool pictures."  She showed me a pink carpet walkway lined with carved pink and white painted pumpkins leading to the door.  Pink and silver balloons were hanging everywhere.  Inside were more pink and silver balloons along with some pretty fancy lighting and a professional-looking Chanel cake.

"Seriously?" I said.  "Do you have any idea of how much that will cost?"

"What's my budget?" she asked.

"Definitely not  enough to cover that!" I replied.

She looked disappointed. "Oh.  I was hoping to hire a DJ, too."

Right.

(So we'll have this party with twenty of her friends at our house.  We'll decorate the basement with pink and silver balloons.  And we'll crank up the music real loud.  We'll even have a manicure station so the ladies can paint their nails. And maybe, if she's really lucky, I'll get a pink carpet, roll it down the driveway and carve out a bunch of pumpkins to plop down next to it.)

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  1. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!! With all you have planned, I think she'll be ok without the cabin :-)

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  2. You should suggest to her that you could DJ the party also!
    ;-)

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    1. Do you have any idea of how embarrassing that would be for her? ;0)

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  3. Tell her you'll play DJ and see how well that goes over...

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  4. lol wow, she really wanted to go all out. And I agree, you should DJ haha

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    1. If I were to DJ, I think it would be a traumatizing experience for everyone!

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  5. Who needs a DJ when you can play the cello? And then the violin? After that, you can read them the books you've written. But didn't she just have a birthday? I remember something about a ton of chocolate. She can't possibly be a year older because that makes us a year older. I do like the idea of the pink carpet.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes. It's funny how time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were planning the chocolate party.

      Maybe I'll have my string quartet play for her party. How do you think she'd like that? ;0)

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  6. at least she's not going with the Frozen theme which seems to be the main obsession these days....

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    1. Well, you and I could hitchhike our butts all the way to the North Pole.

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    2. She's too old for Frozen. Thank God!

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  7. I'm sure the birthday party will be a blast. Now you have me wondering about pink and white craved pumpkins. :)

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    1. You can put lights in them, so they glow at night. The effect is rather pretty.

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  8. She sounds like a budding party/wedding planner. Happy Birthday to her! That pink carpet walkway with the carved pumpkins sounds great.

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    1. She'd probably be a great wedding planning - for those who have a lot of money!

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  9. I sincerely hope her party goes with a swing and all goes well.Hope she has a happy birthday.

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  10. A cabin and a DJ... Sounds like a plan to me. An expensive one, but still a plan ;) How are you today, Sherry?

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    1. She has all kinds of great ideas.

      I'm doing well. Thanks for asking. Although I'd really like to have about five of me to get everything done that I'm trying to do!

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  11. Good luck. My boyfriend's birthday is Saturday. I ordered a cake and got him a movie. Yep.

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    1. I'm sure he'll love it! Happy Birthday to your boyfriend!

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  12. A cabin and a DJ? Oh, boy! But I like the sound of your party. I'm sure she'll love it, especially the manicure station. Happy birthday to her! :)

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    1. You have to have a manicure station! You wouldn't believe how elaborate these girls are with their nails!

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  13. A cabin and a DJ would bring the whole school

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  14. Happy birth day to your daughter mam.

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    1. Thank you! I'll pass on your well-wishes.

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  15. Let her know you are inviting all your online friends!

    Happy Birthday to her, please convey my wishes.

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    1. Haha! Sure. I don't think she'd mind a thousand extra people!

      I'll let her know you said Happy Birthday.

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  16. She has a wonderful Birthday. Happy Birthday returns from me. Thanks.

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  17. So cute! My stepdaughter is 14...she still does things like this. "We should fly to Hollywood for the weekend." Yeah, we should just do that. Now I know why older generations said, "Money doesn't grow on trees" to their kids.

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    1. Haha! But I wish money did grow on trees!

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  18. She has a great imagination! I love having a girl. It's a nice break from my boys;-)

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  19. Wow..your version sounds top notch!!. I would have loved that growing up.. and I'm sure she will too enjoy :)

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  20. LOL! Kids are a hoot. I love that she actually thought that might be in the budget.

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