Between parties, pregnancies (not mine!) and special projects I'm working on, it feels like I've got a list
of secrets a mile long lately, but I'm so happy to finally be able to share this one with you guys!
Way back in November my Aunt asked me if I would help her plan my little cousin's surprise 16th birthday party. Now I've mentioned before how I'm not exactly the best party planner, but when your family thinks you've got most of the creativity in the gene pool, you do what you can to help out. I was put in charge of the cake, and decorations, while my aunt handled the invitations, location, DJ, and food. We've been e-mailing and pinteresting all those months getting ready, and this past Saturday everything finally came together.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORGAN!!!
I was absolutely positive that with all the social media out there one of these high schoolers would inevitably blow the surprise,
but she was genuinely shocked when she walked in the door and saw her family that had flown up from Florida for the party.
|Morgan & her best friend Becca arriving at the party.|
|Morgan hugging her Mom (my Aunt Pete).|
|Father - Daughter dance with her step-dad.|
Those are light-up balloons I got from Pick Your Plum. They kept blinking for almost 3 days!
|Trying to teach these kids the Electric Slide...Wow, did I feel old!|
We had originally planned to have the party at a different location, but about a month after reserving the site, they called to say they were shutting down. Perfect. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a place during prime wedding season in a tiny, middle of nowhere type town?! I thought it would have been nice in the families giant back yard, but we eventually ended up at the local YMCA. Which was perfect since it decided to rain the whole evening. (That should explain the dumbbells in the pictures!)
I'll be making separate posts about all these later,
but here is a list of the projects I worked on for the party...
When I write it all out like that it seems as if I didn't have much to do, but I promise you there was plenty
of planning, prepping, and mind changing involved to make it take much more time than it should have! ;D
Thank goodness we've got four more years to plan her little sister's party!