Sunday, July 3, 2011

Party Planning

Grr.  I'm really irritated with Blogger not uploading pictures from my Picasa web albums right now.  So you can blame them for this pictureless blah.  Anyway...

Truth be told, I'm really not much of a party planner.  People who would think to tell you otherwise have simply seen me faking it.  End of story.  But in spite of my lack of party planneresqueness (ok, probably not a word), we are having a bit of a shindig tomorrow.  I'd say it's partially because I'm in love with our (tiny) new gas grill and partially because we bought a bag of frozen beef patties from Costco a couple days ago.  Oh, and we didn't have plans for the Fourth of July.

So first I called our friends (the ones we knew before we moved here) and invited them over to tomorrow's par-tay.  They were in.  Which I guess tipped my confidence and the I-want-everyone-to-have-fun-4th-of-July-plans niceness in me.  Because then I invited several other people.  The invite list basically consisted of our friends, both of our next door neighbors (though neither of them have said they're coming yet) and the few people in our ward who live close by and whose names we actually recognized off the ward website.  So, ya know, it was pretty exclusive.  (Ha.)

So it started out as kind of this, "Hey, let's have friends over on the 4th of July" to an actual real party.  And you know what?  I'm totally excited about it.  I even went to the store with my personal assistant friend last night and got some stuff for decorations.  So far they're coming together really nicely and I'm having a lot of fun.  Why don't we throw parties more often?

So far all the decorations have been super simple.  You guys could make this stuff with your eyes closed.  But I do have a really simple (read: really really simple) tutorial in the works for you.  Wait what?  Me?  Write a tutorial?  Okay, okay, so it's been a while.  I know.  But I just moved across the country, so maybe we can forget about it and still be friends?

Anyway, happy day of United States Independence tomorrow!  I'm excited about it.  :)


Kathy Haynie said...

Have fun!

Jen, Josh, Lilyana, and Levi said...

Katie, you are too cute! I sure miss you! And Quad 6!