Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cat in The Hat Baby Shower

There's a girl I know who's having twins. So when it came time to throw a baby shower for her, I kind of got a little crazy and we threw a Cat in The Hat themed party!

I started by downloading some Dr. Suess font and coming up with the invitations:

There are two things inside Tina's tummy,
so we're planning some food and some games that are funny.
Come bring yourselves, we know just what to do!
Come help us welcome Thing 1 and Thing 2!

and inside:

We've picked out a time:
and a date:
and a place: all we need is to see your sweet face!

Though asking is usually a futility, we'd really appreciate an R.S.V.P.

I love that last part! I crack myself up sometimes!

Then I drew up a Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 and scanned them in, printed them out so they looked like a book.

Now for the decorations. I was so lucky to have a partner in crime. A very peppy partner in crime. Hi Peppy Partner in now have your very own spiffy bloggy name type thing.

Anywho. She got into the spirit of things...big time! I told her my idea to have huge kites and string kite string all over the hall and goldfish in bowls for the centerpieces and random word strips from the book on the tablecloths and the red box and as much stuff as we could dream up from the book. I think I said it pretty much like that too, I was so excited. Well, she not only took that gigantic run-on sentence in stride and pretty much just did everything I imagined, but then she came up with a ton of cute and creative stuff on her own! We had goofy Suess tables and pictures and lamps and flower pots and punch! Yes, we had Pink Yink Ink Drink and True Blue Who Goo...and they were really pink and blue!!! And yes, our friend is having a boy AND a girl! How cute is that!?! And of course, there was cake. Don't be fooled by the photos. The idea was to make it look just like the one in the book, so it's made to look like a two story. But I'm here to tell you, that sucker is SIX layers of white with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting, topped off with marshmallow fondant. Notice the clever painting of the window, complete with Mom's foot, rain, sidewalk, goofy Suess was SO fun!

So here's the tour:

One of the kites, with string:
Baby Shower

We only invited fun people. Definately upped the level of silliness:
Baby Shower

Baby Shower

Baby Shower

We hung the painted sheets over the windows, so we could have a wet, wet, wet day:
Baby Shower

More fun people and silliness...we were making babies!
Baby Shower

No goldfish were harmed in the making of this baby shower...really. I promise.
Baby Shower

We just had so much fun putting this together! Now I'm lying awake at night imagining all the other fun book themed parties I could throw!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What HAVE I Been Doing?

Lots. Plenty. That's for sure.

OK, I've been sitting here watching Grey's Anatomy and picking my toes. You caught me.

Actually I've been trying to keep my head above water...what with all the educational persuits around here. I've actually worked myself hard enough to earn a few days off, so I'll be posting some catch up action over the next few days..I think. So check in a few times and you might have something new to look at!

For now, here's a pic of my new do:


When I discovered that my ultra cool angular bob had been renamed the "Even-smaller-than-small-town-town mom's haircut" I drew the line and got something different. I don't love it as much, but it's better than being grouped in with the angular bob haircut groupies.