Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's all fun and games until there's no rsvp date and you have no idea how many guests are actually coming

I'm hosting a baby shower this weekend for a lady from church. Originally it was going to be a floral themed shower for just the ladies in our Sunday school class. I was 14 kinds of excited to plan the partay. It gave me the perfect excuse to use my most ornament silverware, break out fancy dishes and practice decorating for when Princess Kate comes over. We were going to eat cute food and maybe have a mimosa or two. I was contemplating putting some diamond confetti on the table because WHY NOT.

Then I had a conversation with the Sunday school teacher's wife and we decided to change the shower from a ladies only affair to a social for the whole class and their many children.

You know who won't appreciate the fancy straws I bought two months ago that inspired the color theme? Or the embossed paper napkins I ordered off etsy from a shop in British Columbia? ALL THE MEN IN OUR CLASS.

I am determined to keep this shower as classy as possible, but 12 children playing/wrestling/having a pillow fight in our living room slightly changes the dynamic of the party. I have no toys for big kids. All I have are board games, a Wii, and an impressive collection of rubber ducks. Is it brave or insane to break out the finger paints for them? 

Maybe it's for the better that the party got changed. I've been getting a little carried away and need to reign it in. I spent more than forty five minutes of my one and only life looking at paper napkins online. (I need green, but not too green. Or maybe floral. Which would be better? The straws have pink so maybe the napkins should be pink. Or gold! Gold would be lovely! But we don't want to go overboard with the gold since it's only the accent color.) 

If you need me between now and Saturday night, I'll be deliberating between utensil colors, making a tiny banner out of paper and gold thread for the cake and wrapping mason jars in burlap ribbon. 


Michelle said...

I am crying for you. All those people in my house would be enough to kill. I want to see pictures of all your decorations!

Michelle said...

Be enough to kill ME*

That is a very important word I unfortunately left out.

Jen said...

Oh man, you are going to do amazing though! It's going to be a great event. :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

You totally crack me up girl!!! Please for your on sanity DONT pull out the paint, leave it be!!!! And not to worries it will all come together wonderfully!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Whenever we have parties with the men and the children, I put the nice stuff in my living room and the Doritos, beer and juice boxes in the kitchen. Things then separate as they should ;)

Don't fret too much over entertaining the big kids, luckily as they get older, they need less and can usually manage to keep themselves out of trouble.