When my mom tagged along with me to Tennessee to help throw our friend Jamie's shower, one thing she said afterward was how much fun she had seeing the "behind the scenes" for a party like that. And I love planning parties and hosting parties, but it's also a little amusing that it seems like all parties tend to follow the pattern of chaos-chaos-chaos-PRETTY PARTY-chaos-chaos-chaos, haha. Organized chaos, maybe. But still chaos.
Anyway, I thought some of you might be interested to see some of the behind-the-scenes for Anna's birthday party!
Mom helping me hem all the table runners.
Baking cookies. Why I bothered deep cleaning the kitchen before baking is seriously beyond me!
C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me!
And then I cleaned it up again just to turn around and make the quiches and other appetizer foods. I'm really on a roll with this, aren't I? lol! It looks like my kitchen exploded.
Table ready for the food. I always label all the dishes as I put them out because I'm OCD. And because I forget what goes where when I'm throwing food in there 2 minutes before people arrive.
Dining room = party planning central
Laundry room, post party
Anna Bean eating her share of party leftovers