Monday, March 22, 2010

man the party stations!

It has been a very, very long week!

To sum it up - the little Monster got sick Monday night, which meant I had to take Tues and Wed off work. Good timing, no? Lots of time at home to do party stuff, right? HA! Not so much. He was stuck to me like a koala in a cyclone. There was no putting him down for anything. So not too much was actually achieved during my days at home.

Then Friday my mother was taking both boys overnight so we could prepare the house and all the party decorations etc...and on her way home she rings me "do you think Monster could have whooping cough?" I googled it while she was on the phone, and despite the fact that he has been immunised against it, I was instantly convinced that's what he had. I threw my hands in the air and wanted to cry. "All for nothing!" I raged. "All those 2am nights getting party stuff organised and I'm going to have to cancel! Our interstate visitors are coming for nothing!"
So I downed tools and declared the party OFF. Sat down and ate chinese while watching Transformers instead.

Took Monster to the Drs on Saturday morning, where the Dr laughed at me and told me "dont be silly thats not whooping cough. He will be fine for his party!"

Cue me returning home screaming "Man the party stations! All hands on deck!" and trying to make up for the 16 hours of sulking I had done instead of preparation.

I was up until roughly 3am on Saturday night...then as I was going to bed Monster woke up crying and kept me awake most of the rest of the night.

Sunday morning was panic stations. There were cupcakes to be made, a birthday cake to be made, and cut, and decorated, 2 dozen quiche to be made, food to be put out, more pom poms to be made, party hats and party bags to be put together, balloons to be blown, kennel to be cleaned, etc etc ad nauseum.

And then..........80% of people didnt show up.

And I was so exhausted and out of it that I barely remember any of it. All in all, disappointing and enough for me to declare "NO MORE PARTIES" last night.

But let's be serious. I adore parties. Most of the fun, for me, is in the planning.
The whole no-one turning up thing though...I could definitely do without :(

party photos, crafts and how-to tutorials to come tomorrow :)


  1. wow sounds like a stressful week! sorry so many people didn't bother to show up, sounds like it was great party. I'm craving cupcakes now btw ;)

    ICLW #134

  2. Oh man :( What a week- and I'm so sorry you can relate to me in the being burned by friends department. How horrible considering they knew how important this was for your family. I don't get people. I really don't. It seems you handled it well though. You really do just have to let it go and focus on those who do care. Its hard though.

  3. Oy... I'm sorry that the party people didn't show. How lame! I hope the ones who did come had a great time and appreciated all the work and time you put into planning.

  4. Wow, you had a stressful week! Your party sounded wonderful, sorry so many people didn't show up! I really hate when that happens!

    - ICLW

  5. Can you say stress? I bet you can, b/c reading that just about gave me a panic attack, I'm surprised you didn't have one. Oh and how cute you call your little one Monster, that is what I call mine on most all message boards. I love that nick-name. :)

    Glad the party went well though.

    ICLW #33

  6. Wow! Sounds like you spent a lot of time planning this. It sounds fun. Sorry so many people no-showed. That stinks!

    Happy ICLW #28

  7. That really sucks when people don't show for parties. :(

    ICLW #113/114



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