Early Saturday morning I was still being lazy waiting on Hubby to get back with Pa. I got the sms saying that Hubby's bonus had come through! I was completely estatic because it was unexpected! When Hubby got home and was getting ready for work, I told him if we'd known he was getting that I would have asked Maggy to come in and help me that morning. I mean lets be honest, peeps....I needed help in that house!
C and I were up until 11pm on Friday night baking cake so the kitchen was a mess....the house needed prepped...decorations put up and the kids still needed taken care of! I was starting to stress when I heard Lil Mister running towards the main gate! I go to see what is going on and guess who'd shown up?!?
Yep, Maggy!! I couldn't believe it! I was so happy I hugged her. When I asked her why she was so early for the party she replied by saying she knew I was going to need help! So she came in not even expecting to get paid! She did get paid though! ;-)
So....everything was finished in time! I had done all the decorations myself since we were on such a budget and as well, it was just difficult to find things that fit the theme! I originally decided to use this quote:
|I cropped images into the letters to create a collage of his first year!|
|When seen close enough, the circles are stories!|
|Here we kept the gift table simple with a happy birthday banner!|
|We had signs like these all over saying different things to do with the theme! There was the Mad Hatters Tea Party and the Rabbit Hole, Geppettos Workshop and of course the Queens Chambers!|
|I still wanted to put storybooks out but the table was full!|
|Each food was labeled to include the theme with these Peter Pan menu tags!|
|Homemade rock candy! How awesome!|
|Of course, C did the cake because she is amazing!|
|I used pinwheels as the thank you gifts!|
I can't wait to post all about the fun LJ and Lil Mister had and how amazingly cute they were!