Friday, May 2, 2008

What happens behind the scenes.


My friend Carrie just had her fourth and final baby. His name is Buck and how stinkin' cute is that? Really cute, and evidence that a husband can have an opinion on the name of their child when it's number four and there are drugs involved.

What also comes along with number four is a really fun sip-and-see that is less about the onsies and diapers and more about fellowship, fun conversation, and cupcakes.

Last night we had the privilege of celebrating Buck and Carrie, and four babies, and a night off from the babies, and did I mention the cupcakes. Delicious.

The theme was Cupcakes and Champagne...or Champagne and Cupcakes, I'm not sure. You see, it's not that I wasn't totally interested in the finer details of the party, it's just that when you have a friend like Gini Florer, who is apparently very popular because her google searches end up on my blog weekly, you tend to become a worker bee. That designation is just fine with me.

Every detail was covered and she had assignments for us all down to who would fill the punch bowl and who would open the champagne. That was my job because I'm so strong. Well, not really, but mainly because no one else wanted to be held responsible if anyone was over-served.

It all came off beautifully and to the naked eye, without a hitch. That would be without a hitch if you didn't include Jennifer showing up early and pretty darn proud of herself for being the first one on the scene until she realized she was at the wrong house. She had to call the guest of honor to find out where the party she was hosting was being held.

And what about Carey who was at the grocery store at 6:15 in sweats, no make-up and her hair in a ponytail without a care in the world...until she realized she also was hosting a party for her best friend across town in 45 minutes.

Or the person, who will remain unnamed who arrived early enough to help but forgot to eat dinner so, after realizing the champagne on an empty stomach was going to take me, I mean her, down an unfortunate path continued to sneak in Gini's pantry all night and eat an entire bag of cheetos. Gini doesn't cook so the options were pretty limited.

We wiped water rings off of tables with the hems of our dresses, shot corks into the neighbors yard and hosted vigorously in an effort to earn points with Gini who can be, um, particular. We saw old friends, new friends and celebrated with great joy another member of our extended family.

I'm still feeling those Cheetos this morning.

8 comments:

Candy said...

OKAY! So how did I get left off the list? Sounds like a really fun party to me. Did you get the orange off your fingers?
Nanny

gini said...

Me, particular? I am not sure where in the world you would get that idea.

fully operational battle station said...

Mmmmmmmmm cupcakes.

Sounds like a good time, I have a feeling the party is wherever YOU go though, you are a walking party.

Jamie

S. said...

Particular...bwahaha!
I love Gini! I can't believe that she could actually stand living with me in college, lol!

Champagne and cupcakes sounds like a fabulous combination.

Maybe I should move to Dallas...

Mrs. Troop said...

What a pretty table! Babies are ALWAYS worth a celebration, don't you think?

weeklybob said...

thanks for the play-by-play... I am so sad to have missed this fun event! ... you made me feel like i was there. (Alas, there are no cupcakes or champagne in Haiti.)
hooray for baby Buck!
~Mel

Rachel said...

Too cute, sounds like a blast was had by all and really aren't the oopses and uh oh's half the fun :-)

Tasha said...

Cupcakes, champagne, and cheetos. Damn.. that's my type of party.