Preparations for Parties

     A little known fact about me is that I love to party.  And what I love even more than partying is planning a party.  It’s a satisfying feeling to see people smiling and having a good time and knowing you were a part of bringing that smile to their face.

     Hopefully I will see some smiling faces this weekend as I’ve been preparing for parties.  These parties are on the small side; one for Abby & her friend Claire’s birthday and the other for a friend’s baby shower.  I’ve baked three times this week which is more than I usually do in a month or three.  First it was cupcakes for Abby’s classroom, then it was an Angel Food Cake for the night of her real birthday and today it was Reeses Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Cakes, one for each birthday girl.  

     I can’t take all of the credit for these parties as they both are a cooperative effort.  Claire’s mom and I are taking 6 girls down to Duluth to stay overnight on Saturday night at the Edge.  It’s a hotel with some waterslides where we’ll enjoy hanging out for the day.  On Sunday afternoon the baby shower will begin.  It’s a little bit different than most baby showers as it’s a fiesta complete with a pinata and margaritas.

     The preparations are almost done and all that remains is to let the fun begin.  Have a great weekend everyone, I know I will!