I just finished another round of college finals. The tests and term papers came on the heels of a fall blog tour and planning a party for 100 people in another state. This is accompanied by two large jobs that need to be completed by the end of this upcoming week.
Through it all I have managed to keep my eyes on the prize.
The barometer I always use in determining what truly matters is to ask myself “What would I be glad that I had done twenty years from now?” And so, when Sweet Guy asked if he could have a party for 20 of his closest friends in the midst of it all I said, “Yes!”
But I hit the “easy” button. All the paper goods came from Target and the dollar store.
The ice cream cake was found in the frozen section of the supermarket.
Party favors consisted of crazy straws and miniature candies selected for their color palette and tied up in clear bags.
The centerpiece was simply store bought cupcakes on a tiered tray.
We had a birthday dinner of chicken pasta with vodka sauce and a garden salad.
This guy, as usual, helped me out tremendously.
Sweet Guy wanted “cash” for his birthday and Mr. Decor origamied a delightful presentation.
I love spending time with my son’s friends.
They were hilarious and delightfully cerebral in responding to the request of “make a gift”.
After dinner the Mr. and I excused ourselves to another room as the kids spent the evening playing card games and watching movies until midnight.
I was a tired, but happy crazy straw drinking, mom.
Here’s to you finding your happy moment to breathe,