The party and party planning for Weston’s 1st birthday were a success! Now there were a couple times that I didn’t think we were going to make it and would have chuck to some of my ideas (which usually happens because I’m notorious for trying to do way more than humanly possible). And there was a team of sweating people working solidly up to the minute, but once that party started, we were all able to focus on, the party! Good bye cooking in the kitchen after guests have arrived or pacing the floor wondering if that casserole will EVER cook through (like his baptism). All of my party dreams came true! 15 minutes after the party started, our kitchen was a ghost town. Everyone was out enjoying themselves, which to me, was probably the biggest success of all.
It was probably was one of our top two parties ever, if not our very best (Haha, of course I rate my own parties! Always trying to improve!). The menu was simple, sophisticated (if I do say so myself), and fairly easy to execute and delegate – watermelon and blueberries, a green bean salad with soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic, greek orzo salad, homemade french onion dip and chips, veggies and hummus, BLTS, sprinkle sugar cookies, and a giganto cake. The decorations were largely done days before the party, and almost everything we bought was gone – other than the extra 25 tomatoes we bought for BLTs! Oops! Didn’t calculate that out correctly. The only sad part? I just wish it had lasted longer. It went by in such a flash that I didn’t get to take a single picture – just like a wedding. We had to pull together any random shots that family and friends got just to put them on here! So sorry for the photo quality.
But, I’m so glad that we spent all that time planning so that we could successfully pull it off. And I can’t wait to throw another one for baby #2 when that time comes. But like I said during the party, it takes a village to raise a baby, but it takes two to throw a party when you have a baby! Seriously, when you’re throwing a party for 30+ people and have a rascally one year old running around, there’s no way around it, family and friends are essential. If there had been even one less person helping, I’m not sure we could have done it. So a huge thank you to every single person who worked their tail off to make our party dreams come true!
Now, onto other celebrations, my website has officially been updated! It’s been a long time coming and a labor of love. But it’s finally here. It’s gorgeous thanks to Shari at Little Blue Deer Design, and now it makes sense! The decorating service listing is gone as I no longer provide that. And the home page now reflects my new direction, as well as the service page, which provides a more accurate description of the customer experience consulting I do. It’s a bit wordy (a seriously bad habit of mine that I’m terrible at breaking) but what I do is a bit confusing. So hopefully the extra words give a better explanation. Take a look and see what you think! Thanks so much for listening to my party rambling and I hope your weekend was as great as mine!
I’d love it if you’d take a look at the new site and tell me what you think! Any feedback is much appreciated!