Friday, November 7, 2008

Practically Perfect Pink Saturday

It's a jolly holiday...
After 17 days in the hospital, my mom is finally home. I would visit her once or twice a day in the hospital and I would always tuck her in at night.
Today, I celebrated my friend's birthday at a day spa.

I am making 78 SWAPs for a Leader-Daughter camping trip my daughter and I are going on this weekend with the Girl Scouts. When we get home Sunday morning, I'm picking up the rest of the family to go to a Civil War re-enactment.
I've delivered 2 parties for this weekend and printed Princess party invitations. I've taken my son to 3 baseball events and my daughter to her Nutcracker rehearsals.

I took my Brownie Girl Scouts to vote and got my haircut. The troop passed out water to over 2000 marathoners and I attended a Parisian Holiday Soiree that was a 3 hour round trip.

I handmade my daughter's birthday invitations for her Chinese Tea Party
and hand delivered all 12 of them . I also attended my monthly Disney scrapbook group and made 6 page layouts for my Ariel and Finding Nemo pictures.

Since I have been so busy, I am posting another one of my parties.
This is my Mary Poppins Tea party. I dress up as an Edwardian maid and serve tea as the girls wear MP inspired hats that I created and white gloves.

The guests decorate kites, play Spoon Full of Sugar relay and stuff their own penguins.

This is my daughter, Sheridan, as Mary Poppins in a dress that is also available for rental.
I made the hat out of a white witches hat. I cut off the point and sewed it together
and added the tulle bow.
I found the penguin on eBay. He's my favorite!
At the party, we have music time by playing tambourines to Jolly Holiday and dancing around like Bert and Mary Poppins. I have a carousel horse for photo ops and I have Mary Poppins's carpet bag with her hat and scarf. I also pull out a measuring tape to see how the children "measure up". The favors include a piggy bank to save their tuppins, swirl lollipop, wooden bird whistle and sidewalk chalk to create their own magical drawings to "pop" into.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Don't forget to visit all the pinky-ness here.

14 comments:

dana said...

OMG---and I thought I was busy. You are amazing!!
First, I hope your mom is getting better...and I am so glad she's home. What a gift to have you taking such good care of her AND your family AND your busines. Please take good care of yourself.
I LOVE that MPoppins party theme. YOU are so cute decked out as the maid and of course your sweet daughter is just darling! How smart you are to make her hat from a white witch's hat!
I'm off to another Christmas Open House--I just love this time of the year.
Happy PSat. L, Dana

G. Bloom said...

Wow you are 1 busy lady! First I am glad to hear that your mom is home! I love the Mary Poppins party, your daughter looks beautiful! Have a great Weekend!
Gina

g said...

Oh, my I'm prostrate with exhaustion just reading how busy you are!!

when do you get a chance to put your feet up and relax? whenever you do, I hope it's satisfying!

Your parties are simply amazing. What lucky little girls!

Jorgelina said...

I adore Mary Poppins, the horse of carrusell is beautiful.
A greeting

erin said...

You are too busy! But your parties are divine dah-ling! Happy Pink Saturday!

Joy said...

Good heavens, I hope you have an assistant or ten! :o)

Marina said...

Sheridan is just beautiful: love the hat too :-) and the waiter penguin :-)

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I'm tired just reading what you did this week, much less trying to do any of it. WOW. I love the Mary Poppins party stuff. I was just singing Jolly Holiday earlier this evening. Love your nanny outfit. Do you talk in a British accent too? AND are you practically perfect in every way? I bet you are!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, this is an amazing tea party. I hope your mom is feeling better, visiting the hospital is so difficult. Mary Poppins, you are so creative.

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Happy Pink Saturday,

Karen

KatCollects said...

Wow you have been one busy lady. Wishing your Mom a speedy recovery. Take some time to relax, you have earned it!
Kathy

CC said...

You are a busy lady..I just love your tea parties..how sweet everything is. Happy late Pink Saturday and have a great week.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow...so busy! It must be so much fun to plan parties for little girls. So glad your Mom is home now. I know how difficult it is to have a Mom in the hospital for such a long. time. Happy Way Too Late Pink Saturday. Hope you have a fantabulous week.

Vintage To Chic said...

Donna, Your job has got to be so much fun working with a party all the time. Hope you have a pink week,
Hugs,
Judy

Beverly said...

Donna, you leave me breathless. Will you adopt me so I can have one of your parties? You are the Party Queen. You and your daughter both look gorgeous.

Happy Pink Saturday. I'll continue to keep your mother and your family in my prayers.